Accuride Introduces Accu-Armor™ Aluminum Wheel Surface Treatment

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – July 16, 2012 – Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW), a leading supplier of components to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced the introduction of Accu-Armor, the newest aluminum wheel product offering from its Accuride® Wheels business unit.

Accu-Armor aluminum wheels undergo a proprietary, multi-step, post-production treatment process that texturizes, anodizes and seals the surface without changing or compromising the wheels’ original form, fit or function.  As a result of this process, premium Accu-Armor aluminum wheels are highly resistant to scratching and scuffing, filiform corrosion, high- and low-pH chemicals commonly used in truck washes, and common chemicals used in de-icing road surfaces.  Accu-Armor aluminum wheels are also proven to be durable under extended exposure to heat and UV light, and will not chalk or fade.  They are easy to clean and require very little maintenance, while featuring an attractive, distinctive appearance.

The unique combination of characteristics and benefits makes Accu-Armor aluminum wheels ideal for use by transit buses, tanker fleets, fire trucks, owner-operators, and vocational fleets such as cement mixers, gravel haulers, dump trucks, and refuse/recycling trucks that require lightweight wheels that can handle the pressure and demands of operating in harsh environments, but that also look good and are easy to clean.

“With our introduction of Accu-Armor aluminum wheels, Accuride has once again taken a pioneering step to serve several important segments of the commercial vehicle industry,” said Chuck Byrnes, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Accuride Corporation.  “By staying in tune with the needs of our customers and the ever-changing demands of our industry, we have engineered a surface treatment that not only protects Accuride aluminum wheels from most common environmental and vocational hazards, but also, just as importantly, protects our customers’ aluminum wheel investment.”

The superior new Accu-Armor aluminum wheel surface treatment, which is priced comparably to other aluminum wheel treatments on the market, is available to order now on the following Accuride Wheels part numbers:

Accu-Lite® Aluminum Wheels

Heavy Load Application Wheels

Aluminum Duplex® Wheels

P/N

Size

P/N

Size

P/N

Size

41644R

22.5 x 8.25

40008R

22.5 x 8.25

29378R

22.5 x 12.25

41362R

24.5 x 8.25

40550R

24.5 x 8.25

29683R

22.5 x 12.25

41016R

22.5 x 14.00

40012R

22.5 x 9.00

29374R

22.5 x 12.25

41660R

22.5 x 14.00

29730R

22.5 x 9.00

29376R

22.5 x 13.00

Accu-Armor aluminum wheels are available in the aftermarket through Accuride’s authorized distribution points, including Accuride’s Warehouse Distributors and OEM truck and trailer dealers, and are also available on OEM new medium/heavy trucks and trailers.  To discuss Accu-Armor part numbers appropriate for specific applications, customers are invited to contact their Accuride Sales Representative or call 1-800-823-9332.

About Accuride Corporation

With headquarters in Evansville, Ind., USA, Accuride Corporation is a leading supplier of components to the 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®, Gunite®, ImperialTM and BrillionTM. Accuride’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ACW. For more information, visit the Company’s website at //www.accuridecorp.com.

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