Accuride prepares for wheel supply tightness

Apr 06, 2012 | 01:29 PM | Suzy Waite

Tags  Accuride, Alcoa, Massena West, casthouse fire, aluminum wheels, steel wheels, Suzy Waite

NEW YORK — Aluminum and steel wheel manufacturer Accuride Corp. is preparing for potential supply constraints in the wake of Alcoa Inc. halting billet casting at its Massena West facility.

A March 29 fire at the Massena West casthouse forced Pittsburgh-based Alcoa to halt production of billet, some of which was forged-quality metal used internally by Alcoa’s wheel division, Alcoa Wheel & Transportation Products, in Cleveland, sources told AMM.....

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