Organization

Background on ACCCI

ACCCI was formed in 1944 by companies interested in establishing a forum to discuss and act upon issues of common concern to the metallurgical coke and coal chemicals industry. Today, ACCCI members represent 95% of the metallurgical coke produced in the U.S., including both merchant coke producers and integrated steel companies with coke production capacity; 100% of companies producing coal chemicals in the U.S. and Canada; and, numerous suppliers of raw materials, equipment, and services to the industry.

The organization holds one executive-level meeting a year where member company representatives can network with their customers and suppliers and hear top-level speakers on topical issues of interest to the members. ACCCI’s Manufacturing, Environmental, and Safety & Health (MESH) Committee meets twice yearly to share operational experiences and discuss legislative and regulatory matters of interest/concern to the industry.

Reports on noteworthy legislative, regulatory and legal developments are distributed to all members monthly. The Institute also conducts benchmarking surveys on employee safety performance, and collects statistics on coke production/shipments by merchant coke producer, tar refiner, and coke imports.

ACCCI’s Core Mission

ACCCI is a member-driven industry trade association whose core mission is to work proactively to advance the interests of the metallurgical coke and coal chemicals industry towards ensuring that the industry is a stable, long-term supplier to its customers. ACCCI does this by communicating industry positions to members of Congress and Federal regulatory officials, as appropriate; working with governmental agencies having jurisdiction over the industry; providing a forum for the exchange of information and discussion of issues; collecting statistics related to the industry; and, promoting the use of coke and its byproducts in the marketplace. ACCCI joins with other industry trade associations, as necessary, in implementing the mission.

Statement of Direction

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ACCCI is a member-driven organization which engages on issues directly impacting the competitiveness of U.S. coke and coal chemicals producers by:
a. monitoring and working to influence government actions that may affect the industry, and
b. conducting legislative lobbying on issues potentially affecting coke trade, imports and the industry’s domestic competitive position.

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ACCCI facilitates efforts which promote the coke industry as a stable, long-term supplier to its customers.

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ACCCI facilitates the exchange of information on coke making between its members via educational seminars, benchmarking and promoting of best management practices.

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ACCCI works with related industries and industry coalitions in order to meet the coke industry’s goals and challenges.

Special Recognition

Max Eward Safety Award Winners (2015-2020)

1. 2015: AK Steel – Middletown (OH)
DTE - EES Coke Battery (Ecorse, MI)

2. 2016: DTE - EES Coke Battery (Ecorse, MI)
SunCoke – Granite City (IL)

3. 2017: AK Steel – Middletown (OH)
AK Steel – Mountain State Carbon (Follansbee, WV)
SunCoke Middletown (OH)

4. 2018: AK Steel – Middletown (OH)
DTE - EES Coke Battery (Ecorse, MI)
SunCoke Middletown (OH)5. 2019: SunCoke – Jewell (Vansant, VA)

6. 2020: DTE - EES Coke Battery (Ecorse, MI)

ACCCI Life Members

John Pearson (ABC Coke)
Dickie Owens (ABC Coke)
Andrew Aloe (Shenango)
Bob Bloom (Tonawanda Coke)
Bruce Steiner (ACCCI)

Tar Refiner Safety Award Winners (2015-2020)

1. 2015: Coopers Creek Chemical Corporation (West Conshohocken, PA)
Lone Star Specialties (Lone Star, TX)
RUETGERS Canada (Hamilton, Ontario)
Stella-Jones (Memphis, TN)

2. 2016: Coopers Creek Chemical Corporation (West Conshohocken, PA)
Lone Star Specialties (Lone Star, TX)
Stella-Jones (Memphis, TN)

3. 2017: Lone Star Specialties (Lone Star, TX)
Stella-Jones (Memphis, TN)

4. 2018: RUETGERS Canada (Hamilton, Ontario)

5. 2019: Coopers Creek Chemical Corporation (West Conshohocken, PA)
Lone Star Specialties (Lone Star, TX)
Stella-Jones (Memphis, TN)

6. 2020: Arbor Preservative Systems (Memphis, TN)
Rain Carbon Canada (Hamilton, Ontario)