Industries International Inc. plans to build a new aluminum
wheel manufacturing plant in Chihuahua, Mexico.
The facility is expected to cost
between $125 million and $135 million and produce 2 million to
2.5 million wheels per year (
amm.com, March 1).
The Van Nuys, Calif.-based wheel
manufacturer already operates three facilities in the city of
Chihuahua. "Our positive discussions with the state government
of Chihuahua exemplify the cooperative relationship that has
existed for the 20 years that Superior has been operating in
Mexico," chairman, chief executive officer and president Steven
J. Borick said in a statement April 16. "We are excited to be
able to commit to providing more opportunities there."
Groundbreaking on the new plant
is slated for mid-2013, with completion expected about two
Superior, which says it is North
Americas largest manufacturer of wheels for passenger
cars and light-duty vehicles, currently makes about 12.5
million wheels per year.