Accuride Corp. announced that its facilities in Henderson, Ky. and Accuride de Mexico Monterrey have received Daimler Trucks North America’s Masters of Quality Supplier Award for 2010. This is the eighth year that Accuride’s Henderson facility has been recognized with the award and the first year for the Monterrey facility.
The 24-year-old program recognizes the “best of the best” among DTNA suppliers by honoring those companies that meet or exceed the company’s stringent quality standards and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to improving the quality of its products. Facilities are graded on four criteria: quality, cost, technology and supply/on time delivery.
“The Masters of Quality award is the highest recognition that DTNA gives to its suppliers, and, as such, we are honored to be recognized year after year,” says Scott Hazlett, senior vice president and general manager of Accuride Wheels. “This honor could not have been accomplished without the dedication and commitment to excellence of our Henderson and Monterrey associates.”
Accuride’s 306,000-square-foot Henderson plant, which serves all of DTNA’s facilities, produces steel wheels for the Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. brands. Accuride de Mexico’s 226,000-square-foot facility in Monterrey produces steel wheels for DTNA’s Freightliner and Thomas Built Buses brands. It primarily serves DTNA’s facilities in Saltillo and Santiago, Mexico.