NOVI, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lacks Wheel Trim Systems LLC, a business unit of Lacks Enterprises, Inc., announced today that all-new Chromtec® aluminum wheels and matching chrome roof rack rails are featured on the 2014 Toyota Highlander mid-size SUV truck. These wheels are a highly engineered, lightweight, composite wheel technology that creates an extraordinarily durable and high-performing chrome-clad aluminum wheel built for both city driving and the harsh conditions in which light-duty trucks can operate. Both the Chromtec® wheels and roof rack rails are provided in the Lacks Enterprises, Inc. Iridium chrome finish.
The 2014 Toyota Highlander is one of Toyota’s four market segment leading mid-size SUV’s and Highlander is considered the ultimate mid-size crossover SUV; setting the standard for performance and appearance. “Lacks Enterprises is pleased to partner with Toyota in offering our Chromtec® aluminum wheels and roof rack components on this important vehicle launch,” said Mike Dorney, director of New Business Development, Lacks Wheel Trim Systems LLC. “Our Iridium chrome finishes on the wheels and roof rack rails provide Toyota owners with a highly engineered and beautiful solution complementing Highlander’s strong exterior styling lines.”
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. There are more than 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in the United States, which sold more than 2 million vehicles in 2012. Toyota directly employs over 31,000 in the United States and its investment here is currently valued at more than $19.5 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from U.S. suppliers totals over $27.5 billion.
About Lacks Wheel Trim Systems LLC
Lacks Wheel Trim Systems LLC, a distinct business unit of Lacks Enterprises, Inc., is a full-service supplier of automotive wheel components and systems. Its Metalltec and Chromtec® wheels, Spinelle™ and Selective-Spinelle™ metal finish brands, offer customers industry firsts in wheel design and finish flexibility. Its performance and capabilities have earned Lacks Wheel Trim Systems loyal, long-term relationships with such global partners as Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Chrysler, General Motors and Volkswagen.
About Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
Lacks Enterprises, Inc. was formed in 1961. The company has grown to become a technology leader worldwide with a diversified operation providing complete turnkey solutions that rely on decades of experience in thermoplastic design, injection molding, plating, painting, assembly, logistics and supply chain management. Lacks also provides global export and distribution capabilities.