April 11, 2012
Accuride Corp., plans to expand aluminum wheel production capacity at its Camden, S.C.. plant. The company will invest at least $8.73 million to add two machine lines as part of the expansion, which will generate at least 25 new jobs.In June 2011, Accuride acquired the assets of Forgitron Technologies, including the 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Camden. Accuride converted the plant to its standards and will now expand capacity to produce a range of forged aluminum commercial vehicle wheels at the facility. The company currently produces Accuride-brand 22.5-inch-by-8.25-inch forged aluminum wheels at the facility."Our investment helps to ensure we have the right production capacity in place where and when our customers need it, at a higher standard of quality and dependability," says President and CEO Rick Dauch.