Accuride Wins Two Thomas Built Buses Supplier Awards for 2013

  • Continues tradition of award-winning performance for Thomas Built
  • Receives Gold Award for Accuride, Silver for Gunite

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – December 23, 2013 – Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW), a leading supplier of components to the North American commercial vehicle industry, today announced that it has received Gold and Silver Supplier Awards from Thomas Built Buses for its performance in the areas of engineering, quality, logistics, warranty and purchasing.  A Thomas Built supplier for more than a decade, Accuride was among 18 suppliers to receive the manufacturer’s 2013 Gold Award, while Accuride’s Gunite business was one of 36 Silver Supplier Award winners.  This marked the third year in a row that Thomas Built has recognized Accuride as a high-performing supplier, including naming the company its “Supplier of the Year” in 2012.

“Accuride is proud of this recognition by Thomas Built Buses,” Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch said.  “We were humbled to be its ‘Supplier of the Year’ for 2012 and are pleased to continue our tradition of award-winning performance on the metrics that matter to Thomas Built.  Our recent equipment upgrades and implementation of LEAN systems across our operations and supply chain reflect Accuride’s commitment to deliver dependable quality, delivery and lead-time performance for Thomas Built and our customers throughout North America.”

Thomas Built Buses recognized its best suppliers at its annual supplier event recently held in Greensboro, N.C., and attended by more than 147 representatives of Thomas Built’s 100 largest suppliers.

About Thomas Built Buses

Founded in 1916, Thomas Built Buses is a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line, the company has been committed to delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America. Learn more at or at

Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.

About Accuride Corporation

With headquarters in Evansville, Ind., USA, Accuride Corporation is a leading supplier of components to the North American commercial vehicle industry. The company’s products include commercial vehicle wheels; wheel-end components and assemblies; and specialty cast-iron components for a range of agricultural, construction and mining, and oil and gas equipment applications. The company’s products are marketed under its brand names, which include Accuride®, Accuride Wheel End SolutionsTM, Gunite®, and BrillionTM. Accuride’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ACW. For more information, visit the Company’s website at


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