CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. -- (Business Wire)
Heavy Duty and Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW) jointly announced
today the completion of a new three year agreement. Under the agreement,
VIPAR Heavy Duty will offer Accuride WheelsTM, Gunite®
wheel-end components and Imperial Group products.
"VIPAR Heavy Duty has had a long term relationship with Accuride
Corporation in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico," said Steve Crowley,
president and CEO, VIPAR Heavy Duty. “This new agreement recognizes the
strong commitment that Accuride continues to show in the aftermarket
through their investment in the infrastructure and personnel to support
Products in the program include wheel band spacers, steel and aluminum
wheels, and demountable rims from Accuride Wheels; brake drums, spoke
wheels, air disc brakes, rotors, disc wheel hubs and automatic slack
adjusters from Gunite; and Imperial fuel tanks, in-frame battery boxes
and custom fit bumpers.
“Accuride is proud of our long-standing support of VIPAR, its
stockholders and customers,” said Rick Dauch, President and CEO of
Accuride Corporation. “The quality and geographic alignment of VIPAR
stockholders ensures a strong distribution channel across North America
for our products and make this agreement a win for both organizations.
Accuride’s strategic focus on delivering more dependable performance for
VIPAR and our Aftermarket customers led us to invest more than $150
million in operational improvements in our business in 2011-2013. The
resulting step-change gains we’re seeing in our quality, delivery, and
lead time performance make long-term agreements like this possible."
For more information on VIPAR Heavy Duty, visit www.vipar.com
or e-mail: email@example.com. For more
information on Accuride Corporation, visit www.AccurideCorp.com.
About VIPAR Heavy Duty
VIPAR Heavy Duty is North America’s leading network of independent
aftermarket truck parts distributors. VIPAR Heavy Duty distributors
serve the needs of their customers from over 500 locations across the
United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. VIPAR Heavy Duty
distributors are specialists who understand the demands of their local,
regional, and national customers for quality parts and exceptional
service. For more information, visit www.vipar.com.
With headquarters in Evansville, Ind., Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW)
is a leading supplier of components to the North American commercial
vehicle industry. The company’s products include commercial vehicle
wheels, wheel-end components and assemblies, truck body and chassis
parts, and other commercial vehicle components. The company’s products
are marketed under its brand names, which include Accuride®,
Accuride Wheel End SolutionsTM, Gunite®, ImperialTM and
BrillionTM. For more information, visit www.AccurideCorp.com.
For Further Product Information, Contact:
Jeff Paul, Director of Marketing, 815-893-5965
Further PR Information, Contact:
Heavy Duty, Inc.:
The Marx Group
Gary McCoy, Public
Relations Director, 847-622-7228
Accuride Corporation Public Affairs
G. Weir, APR, 812-962-5128
Source: Accuride Corporation
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