Wheel maker boosts quality, puts the breaks on cost
Amcast, a manufacturer of cast aluminum wheels for cars and trucks, replaces its aging powder coating lines with new ones, enabling it to apply color- and clearcoats to larger wheels at lower cost.
Amcast Industrial Corp., Dayton, Ohio, manufactures cast aluminum wheels for cars and trucks at its WheelTek plants in Fremont and Gas City, Ind. Amcast has been powder coating wheels at the plants since the WheelTek Division's startup a decade ago. About 400 of Amcast's 2,700 employees work at the two plants.