Two Accuride Wheels Facilities Named Masters of Quality Winners by Daimler Trucks North America
EVANSVILLE, IN--December 13, 2011 Accuride Corporation , a leading supplier of components to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that its Henderson, Ky. and Accuride de Mexico Monterrey facilities have received Daimler Trucks North America's (DTNA) Masters of Quality Supplier Award for 2010. This is the eighth year that Accuride's Henderson facility has been recognized with the award, and the first year for the Monterrey facility.
“The Masters of Quality award is the highest recognition that DTNA gives to its suppliers and, as such, we are honored to be recognized year after year”
The 24-year-old program recognizes the "best of the best" among DTNA suppliers by honoring those companies that meet or exceed DTNA's stringent quality standards and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to improving the quality of its products. Facilities are graded on four criteria: quality; cost; technology; and supply / on time delivery.
"The Masters of Quality award is the highest recognition that DTNA gives to its suppliers and, as such, we are honored to be recognized year after year," said Scott Hazlett, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Accuride Wheels. "This honor could not have been accomplished without the dedication and commitment to excellence of our Henderson and Monterrey associates."
Accuride's 306,000 square-foot Henderson plant, which serves all of DTNA's facilities, produces steel wheels for the Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. brands. Accuride de Mexico's 226,000 square-foot facility in Monterrey produces steel wheels for DTNA's Freightliner and Thomas Built Buses brands. It primarily serves DTNA's Saltillo and Santiago, Mexico, facilities.
This year's recognition underscores Accuride's continued commitment to building dependable, quality products, as evidenced by Daimler AG's recognition of Accuride in March 2011 as its top global Truck and Bus Chassis supplier during the company's Daimler Supplier Awards 2010. Additionally, Accuride's Gunite® brand, the largest producer of wheel-end components in North America, is a past recipient of the DTNA Masters of Quality Award.
About Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4 -- 8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.
About Accuride Corporation
With headquarters in Evansville, Ind., Accuride Corporation is a leading supplier of components to the commercial vehicle industry. The company's products include commercial vehicle wheels, wheel-end components and assemblies, truck body and chassis parts, and other commercial vehicle components. The company's products are marketed under its brand names, which include Accuride®, Gunite®, ImperialTM and BrillionTM. Accuride's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ACW.