Accuride International Inc. was founded by Fred Jordan in 1962. The company made its start as a small tool and die shop producing ball bearing drawer slides for the electromechanical industry. The precision slides were used to carry large computer disk drives and copy machine chassis. The smooth movement and design accuracy appealed to other industries, and soon, Accuride and its product line expanded. Today, Accuride remains a privately held company that has grown into a global presence with facilities located in North America, Europe, and Asia.