Accuride International

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Accuride International Inc.
Private
Industry Furniture hardware
Founded 1962
Headquarters Santa Fe Springs, California, United States
Number of employees
~2000
Website www.accuride.com
Accuride Corporation (Indiana), an unrelated company, is a manufacturer of vehicle wheels.

Accuride International Inc. is a manufacturer of drawer slides for commercial, residential and industrial applications,[1] based in Santa Fe Springs, California and has about 2000 employees.[2]

Accuride is a well-known maker of drawer slides among woodworkers, and is particularly known for its full-extension slides.[3] Accuride holds dozens of patents in drawer slide technology.[4] The company's slide products are found in furniture and cabinetry, major appliances, electronic enclosures, automobiles and utility vehicles, and industrial equipment and machinery.[5]

Accuride has about 1,000,000 square feet of manufacturing space in China, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the UK, and the US.[2][6] Its manufacturing plant in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States closed in 2001.[7]

History[edit]

Accuride began as a small tool and die shop founded by Fred Jordan in 1962 in South Gate, California. The company produced slides for tape drives and copy machines.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DRAWER SLIDES". Wood & Wood Products. 2001-02-01. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  2. ^ a b Information at Hoover's
  3. ^ Clayton DeKorne, Trim Carpentry and Built-Ins, Taunton Press, 2002, p. 156
    Charles R. Self, Cabinets and Countertops, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2000, p. 308
  4. ^ Almost 60 patents are assigned to Accuride International, see Google Patent Search
  5. ^ Accuride International web site
  6. ^ Accuride Web site, OEM Direct » Manufacturing
  7. ^ "ACCURIDE TO CLOSE, LAY OFF 150-200". The Charlotte Observer. 2001-03-13. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  8. ^ Accuride Web site, History