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Accuride Henderson Operations receives manufacturing award


ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.—The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) has awarded Accuride’s Henderson Operations steel wheel facility in Kentucky the 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award.

The AME Manufacturing Excellence Award acknowledges best practices, creativity and innovation and to be recognized for the award is a great honour as the selection process is rigorous. A full achievement report must be submitted for consideration that is then evaluated by an AME award assessment team. From there, those that are considered for the award are subjected to a two-day site visit.

“Although a significant number of companies submit applications for these awards, only a select few make it through to our final round of considerations,” said AME president Paul Kuchuris. “AME Manufacturing Excellence Award recipients are truly a class above the rest. When you see these facilities in person, you’re witnessing the pinnacle of operational excellence in action.”

Accuride President & CEO Rick Dauch commented about his company’s achievement: “Accuride is deeply honored to have our Henderson Operations steel wheel plant chosen as a 2014 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award recipient. This recognition demonstrates our Henderson team’s dedication to continuous improvement and the results that can be achieved when a manufacturing facility wholeheartedly embraces the principles of lean manufacturing.”
In addition to Accuride Henderson, the 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award recipients also include:

  • Ethicon, Juarez, Mexico
  • NovAtel Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Ventana Medical Systems Inc., Tucson, Arizona

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