Accuride Named 2017 Supplier of the Year by Great Dane

  • Strategic supplier earns Supplier of the Year and Quality Excellence Awards for 2016 performance

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – November 10, 2017 – Accuride Corporation – a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries – announced that trailer manufacturer Great Dane has named Accuride Corporation the recipient of its 2017 Supplier of the Year Award for large suppliers.  Accuride is among the handful of Great Dane’s top supplier partners earning awards of excellence for their exceptional performance during 2016.  Accuride also received the 2017 Quality Excellence Award for exceeding Great Dane’s quality performance expectations.

Neil McIrvin, Accuride’s Vice President of OEM Trailer Sales, accepted both awards on Accuride’s behalf during Great Dane’s Third-Annual Supplier Summit held recently in Savannah, Georgia. During the event, Great Dane recognized its top supplier partners in the categories of safety, quality, cost savings, large and small suppliers of the year, and excellence in innovation.

“Accuride is proud to be named the 2017 Supplier of the Year by Great Dane,” Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch said.  “Accuride’s 1,770 associates share the excitement of receiving these awards. They’re dedicated to providing the world-class technologies, quality, service and operating performance that go into making great trailers.”

“One of our goals has always been to make Great Dane a company that suppliers want to do business with,” said Dean Engelage, president of Great Dane. “In order to be the best, we have to work with the best, and we believe we have the greatest partners in the business.  In many ways, the strong performance of suppliers like Accuride helps Great Dane maintain its position as an industry leader.”

About Great Dane

Great Dane is the leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, including dry and refrigerated trailers and truck bodies, as well as steel, aluminum and combo platform trailers. Great Dane has a storied history in the commercial trucking industry and is a driving force in trailer technology, innovation, quality and customer service. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and with additional corporate offices in Savannah, Georgia, Great Dane has manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the United States. The company’s network of corporate-owned branches, full-line independent dealers and parts-only independent dealers offers a broad range of distribution points for new and used trailers as well as aftermarket services across North and South America. Visit Great Dane online at

About Accuride Corporation

With headquarters in Evansville, Ind., USA, Accuride Corporation is a supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries. The company’s products include commercial vehicle wheels and wheel-end components and assemblies. The company’s products are marketed under its brand names, which include Accuride®, Accuride Wheel End Solutions™, Gunite®, KIC® and Gianetti Ruote™. Accuride is a portfolio company of Crestview Partners.  For more information:


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