Accuride / Gunite Corp. 
Intermediate level

AME Excellence Award recipients share their experiences

Tuesday, Oct. 20 Location Code
2:00pm-3:00pm Room 263, 2nd floor SIS/06

Transforming the way we improve

The AME Excellence Award recognizes North American manufacturing plants that have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business. The primary focus of the award is to acknowledge continuous improvement, best practices, creativity and innovation. This award supports AME's vision, mission and values of inspiring commitment to enterprise excellence through shared learning and access to best practice. Here is the opportunity to dialogue and network with the 2015 award recipients.


The session will begin with a brief overview, award recipients will address the following, then attendees will break into small groups for Q&A:

  • Why did you start the journey? What was the business motivator?
  • What was your biggest challenge to overcome and how did you overcome it?
  • Why use the AME award process? What were you hoping to accomplish at this point in time by applying for the award?
  • What were the results of your improvement efforts?

The new AME Business Excellence Self Assessment Instrument will also be discussed.


Accuride is the auto/truck industry’s only single source capable of supplying both steel and aluminum wheels and a range of wheel end components. The company does an outstanding job of transforming organized labor and management into a highly collaborative relationship. It has adopted and successfully applied a number of lean tools to be come the global leader in terms of low cost/high quality.