EVANSVILLE, IN – Accuride will extend its distribution network in the first quarter of 2018, adding five new North American distribution centers to support Accuride, KIC, and Gunite products.
Bearing adjustment can present one of the biggest barriers to extending the life of a wheel end components. Overtightened bearings will fail prematurely, overheating and contaminating the lube. When bearings are too loose, seals dislodge and begin leaking oil or grease, contributing to tire wear. And preloads can’t be off by more than the width of a human hair.
DEARBORN, MI – The president and CEO of Accuride is the new chairman of the Heavy Duty Business Forum (HDBF).
Rick Dauch is the 38th chairman of the HDBF, and won the position for 2018 at elections held following the group’s 80th biannual meeting last week. Dauch succeeds Stephen Mance, president and CEO of Defiance Metal Products.
SAVANNAH, GA – Trailer and truck bodies manufacturer Great Dane is singing the praises of components supplier Accuride, making them their 2017 supplier of the year for large suppliers.
The company announced the accolade last week, also awarding Accuride the 2017 Quality Excellence Award for exceeding Great Dane’s quality performance expectations.
EVANSVILLE, IN – Accuride is consolidating its wheel end components businesses that include the stand-alone Gunite unit, and KIC business acquired in May 2017. Collectively they will now be known as Accuride Wheel End Solutions, although the KIC and Gunite brands will remain.
ATLANTA, GA – Accuride vice president – OEM sales, trailer, and municipal Neil McIrvin still remembers a fleet owner who asked why the industry couldn’t make a wheel end system that lasts the life of a trailer or truck.
ATLANTA, GA – Accuride expects its deal to acquire German-based Mefro Wheels will close in the fourth quarter of this year, but the maker of wheels and wheel end components is already eyeing further growth around the globe.
Accuride is offering the ProFinish refinishing service for aftermarket steel wheels, offering the same coating system behind its Steel Armor coatings – a protective layer that comes with a 12-month warranty against rust damage.
EVANSVILLE, IN – Accuride has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Vancouver, Washington-based wheel and wheel end component supplier KIC.
EVANSVILLE, IN – Accruride announced today, the Manufacturing Institute has honored Mary E. Blair, senior vice president of supply chain management for Accuride with its 2017 Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Ahead Award.
Accuride has unveiled its new Quantium 99 alloy aluminum wheel that weighs in at just 40 pounds.
LAS VEGAS, NV – Accuride appears to have turned a corner after taking the company private – and is pledging to double or even triple the size of the wheel-making business in as little as three to five years.
LAS VEGAS, NV – Accuride is boosting the warranties on its Steel Armor and EverSteel wheel coatings for steel wheels manufactured on or after January 1.
Accuride has unveiled new versions of its two- and five-hand-hole Accu-Lite 22.5×8.25 steel wheels, each of which are three pounds lighter than their predecessors and come with a five-year warranties for the standard Steel Armor coating.