BRILLION, Wis. – May 16, 2016 – Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW) – a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries – announced that the Detroit™ subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America has awarded Accuride’s Brillion Iron Works business unit a long-term contract to supply the flywheel used with the Detroit™ DT12™ Automated Manual Transmission. Brillion was named a strategic source of machined flywheels to Detroit in North America and will begin production of the components in the second half of 2016.
Earning the new business demonstrates Brillion’s overall competitiveness as a supplier of finished castings to leading producers of commercial vehicle and automotive components. Brillion will manufacture the flywheels through its collaborative business model with Tier 2 supplier Diamond Precision, which will provide machining and final assembly.
“Brillion’s recent capital investments – coupled with our relentless focus on Lean manufacturing and our strong partnerships with Diamond Precision and the United Steelworkers – enabled Brillion Iron Works to competitively earn this new business from Detroit Diesel Corporation, a Daimler company,” said David G. Adams, President of Brillion Iron Works.
Located in Brillion, Wisconsin, USA, Brillion Iron Works is a business unit of Accuride Corporation and one of the most versatile iron foundries in North America. Brillion specializes in the casting design and production of gray, ductile and austempered ductile iron products ranging from intricate, thin-walled castings to highly-cored, heavy-sectioned castings. Brillion’s casting excellence is relied upon by leaders in a wide range of industries, including the light vehicle, commercial vehicle; agricultural, construction and mining equipment; and others. Brillion ranks among the top ten independent foundries in the United States. Brillion’s origins date to 1897, when the predecessor to Brillion Iron Works was organized as a small machine shop making farm tools. In 1900, the plant was relocated to new buildings and the foundry was added.
With headquarters in Evansville, Ind., USA, Accuride Corporation is a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries. 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 Solutions™, Gunite®, Gianetti Ruote™ and Brillion™. 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 https://www.accuridecorp.com.
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