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AK Steel has completed the construction of the AK Steel Concept Home, the nation's first antimicrobial home. Located northwest of Los Angeles, the AK Steel Concept Home features products made from carbon and stainless steels using coatings containing the AgION(TM) antimicrobial compound. Antimicrobial-coated steels reduce bacteria, mold and fungus growth.

In total, the 11,000-sq.-ft. AK Steel Concept Home incorporates about 200,000 pounds of steel, including 35,000 pounds of steel coated with the antimicrobial compound. In the kitchen, antimicrobial-coated stainless steels are utilized on appliances and even ceiling panels. Throughout the home, "high-touch"