Each year, IndustryWeek magazine recognizes North America’s premier manufacturing operations in its Best Plants Awards competition. Like the four AME Awards we’ve received, IndustryWeek’s salute to manufacturing excellence recognizes plants’ ongoing efforts to improve their processes, people and profitability. It’s a prestigious honor.
This year, Accuride nominated our Rockford, Illinois Gunite-brand wheel-end component facility for consideration. We thought our chances were good, considering Rockford had already received an AME Award for Excellence in Manufacturing in 2015 for its remarkable turnaround. That award reflects the plant’s culture of continuous improvement that continues to drive sustained world-class results.
Industry Week Best Plants Finalists Article
We’re excited that when IndustryWeek announced the finalists for its 2017 Best Plants Awards this week, our Rockford facility had made the cut. We’re also in some pretty fine company.
We are proud of everyone at Accuride who has played a part in the turnaround of our Rockford business since 2011. This is much-deserved recognition for the investment, training, talent and dedicated perseverance of the Rockford team that elevated the plant to an exceptional level of performance.
Being named a finalist is simply the first big step in the evaluation process. The team at IndustryWeek will announce the winning facilities in early 2018