Accuride Corp. has completed expansion of its Accuride de Mexico facility in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
The expansion, first announced in November 2010, involves the transfer of a machining line from its Erie, PA, facility, to accommodate aluminum wheel production.
“Accuride’s successful launch of new aluminum capacity at our Monterrey facility demonstrates our commitment to produce products our customers need, where they need them,” said Rick Dauch, president & CEO. “This expansion makes our Monterrey facility Accuride’s first plant capable of producing both steel and aluminum wheels. In addition to serving Mexico’s growing aluminum wheel market, the new capacity in Monterrey positions us closer to our customers’ expanding footprint in Mexico and the Southeastern United States.”
The 226,000 sq. ft. facility produces both steel and aluminum wheels and is now operating at full capacity. It employs approximately 400.