Published Jan. 22, 2013
Accuride Corp. has booked new aluminum wheel business worth up to $30 million annually and plans to fill those orders using its recently expanded aluminum capacity, including a facility in Camden.
“This leaves additional aluminum capacity open to enable Accuride to respond rapidly to growth in customer demand when the projected recovery in the North American commercial vehicle industry occurs in the second half of 2013,” the company said Monday at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2013 in Las Vegas.
In 2011, Evansville, Ind.-based Accuride launched a two-year, $150 million investment program to restructure and expand its business operations.
Included in the expansion plan was spending $22 million for the 80,000-square-foot plant at 30 Hengst Blvd. in Camden and converting it into a manufacturing facility for aluminum wheels used in commercial trucking.
The Camden acquisition increased Accuride’s aluminum wheel manufacturing capacity in North America by 21%, the company said.
Accuride’s other aluminum wheel manufacturing plants are in Erie, Pa., and Monterrey, Mexico.