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Grede Supplies Lightweight Castings for 2015 Truck of the Year Ford Motor Company’s F-150,


which contains several ferrous cast- ings supplied by Grede Holdings LLC, Southfield, Mich., was named the 2015 North American Truck/ Utility of the Year this January. “From concept to finished as-


sembly, we collaborated with Ford and its tier one suppliers to develop the differential carrier and case,” said Tony Lovell, vice president, global sales and marketing. “It’s a prime example of Grede’s commit- ment to working with key custom- ers on meeting their lightweighting objectives.” Ford received the annual award at the 2015 North American Inter- national Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on January 12. The North American Truck/Utility of the Year winner is selected by a panel of more


The Ford F150 was named 2015 Truck of the Year.


than 50 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada. The


winner is selected based on a variety of factors including innovation, de- sign, safety, handling, driver satisfac- tion, comfort and value. Grede Holdings LLC special-


izes in high quality ductile, gray and specialty iron castings, including lost foam and high silicon molyb- denum applications. The company has 4,600 employees and operates 14 metalcasting facilities and three machining operations in North America serving the transportation and industrial markets globally. ■


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