acw8k120730.htm


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549
 
__________________________
 
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 25, 2012
 
ACCURIDE CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
 
Delaware
 
001-32483
 
61-1109077
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
7140 Office Circle, Evansville, IN
 
47715
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (812) 962-5000
 
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Item 5.02.  Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

    Accuride Corporation and Leigh A. Wright have agreed Mr. Wright will resign effective July 31, 2012, as Senior Vice President / Business Development of Accuride Corporation (the “Company”) to support the growth of a family business.

    In connection with his resignation, the Company has agreed to treat Mr. Wright’s resignation as separation for “Good Reason” or without “Cause” outside of a “Protection Period” under Mr. Wright’s Severance and Retention Agreement, which is in the form of the Form of Amended & Restated Severance and Retention Agreement (Tier II Executives) previously filed as an exhibit to Form 10-K on March 15, 2012.


Item 8.01 Other Events.
 
On July 25, 2012, Accuride Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary Gunite Corporation (“Gunite”) announced the decision to close its Elkhart, Indiana facility.  The operations currently performed at the Elkhart facility will be consolidated into Gunite’s Rockford, Illinois facility or outsourced.  Gunite expects that the Elkhart facility will be closed by the end of the first quarter of 2013.
 

 

 
 

 
 
 

SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

/s/ STEPHEN A. MARTIN
 
Dated:  July 30, 2012
 
Stephen A. Martin
     
Senior Vice President / General Counsel