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July 27, 2012 10:00 AM ET
Greg Risch – VP and CFO
Rick Dauch – President and CEO
Jimmy Baker – B. Riley & Co
Kirk Ludtke – CRT Capital Group
Robert Kosowsky – Sidoti & Couple of
Barry Hynes – Sands Asset Management
Ren Wood – BB&T Capital Markets
Peter Chang – Credit Suisse
Emanuel Bell – Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Good day ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Second Quarter 2012 Accuride Corporation Earnings Conference call. My name is Shenell and I will be your operator for today. At this time, all participants are in listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes.
I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Greg Risch, Chief Financial Officer. Please proceed.
Thank you, Shenell and thanks everyone for joining us today. As we turn to page two, I want to remind everyone that during this call we’ll be making statements that could be considered forward-looking as defined in the Securities Act. We caution you that these statements are subject to risk in our businesses and we encourage you to read all of our SEC filings to understand what those risks are. Please turn to slide three.
During today’s call, Rick will provide an update regarding activities within the company along with key highlights in our industry. I’ll then review our second quarter results prior to open up the line for questions.