Here's some good news for Rockford. One of our manufacturers recently received a prestigious award. Making it only one of two businesses in North America to receive this.

A big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Accuride. They received the 2015 AME Excellence Award for being a best-in-class facility.

Rick Dauch, CEO and President Accuride Corp. told WREX news that "We're excited both as a company and here as a Rockford team to win this award the Association of Manufacturing Excellence is one of the top award in manufacturing in North America."

Accuride employs 350 people and is a leader in supplying wheel-end systems throughout North America.

Thank you Accuride for shining a bright light of positivity on the Forest City.