Accuride expanding forged aluminum wheel production capacity

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Accuride Corp. announced plans to expand aluminum wheel production capacity at its plant in Camden, S.C. 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. The Kershaw County Council on Tuesday, April 10, voted in favor of a fee in lieu of taxes agreement for the project, and the company is utilizing South Carolina’s readySC worker training program for new hires.

“We are pleased to move forward with plans to expand our Kershaw County operations,” says Rick Dauch, Accuride Corp. president and chief executive officer. “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.”

The company has already begun hiring for the new positions. “South Carolina has the business environment and the skilled work force our facility will require to successfully grow both now and in the future, and we appreciate the support we’ve received from both state and local officials to ensure that this happens,” says Don Krampe, Accuride Camden director of operations.