Accuride Revives American-Made Drum Brakes

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Accuride Corporation, a prominent supplier to the global commercial vehicle industry, proudly announced the return of the Gunite-branded 3922X brake drum to American soil, specifically to its Rockford, IL Gunite foundry. This move is a direct response to customer demands for a competitively priced, domestically manufactured brake drum.

Key Highlights:

  • Made in USA: Accuride’s Gunite 3922X brake drum production returns to Rockford, IL.
  • Customer Driven: Updated tooling for the North American market based on demand.
  • Product Details: The 3922XUSA, a 105 lb. cast-iron drum, is optimized for aftermarket applications.
  • Official Announcement: Coincided with the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

“Customers have been asking us for an American made version of the 3922X for a few years, and we feel that the time was right to bring it back to Rockford,” stated Jayne Orr, Accuride’s Senior Vice President for North American Sales. This initiative underscores Accuride‘s commitment to meet customer needs while bolstering domestic manufacturing capabilities.

The announcement aligns with the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, enhancing Accuride’s presence and showcasing their dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction.

About Accuride Corporation: Accuride Corporation stands as a leader in supplying wheel end systems globally, with headquarters in Livonia, Michigan. The company offers a wide array of products, including steel and aluminum wheels and components for commercial vehicles, and steel wheels for various industries. Marketed under renowned brand names like Accuride®, Gunite®, and KIC®, Accuride continues to thrive as part of Crestview Partners’ portfolio. For more details, visit

This strategic move not only meets customer demand but also signifies Accuride’s ongoing dedication to quality and domestic manufacturing.

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