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Lacks to Sponsor and Present at Global Automotive Lightweight Materials (GALM) Summit in Detroit


August 18, 2015
By Business Wire News

NOVI, Mich.

Lacks Wheel Trim Systems LLC, a business unit of Lacks Enterprises, Inc., will be a featured sponsor of the Composite Wheels session of the 2015 Global Automotive Lightweight Materials (GALM) Summit that takes place August 18-20, 2015, in Detroit, Michigan.

James Ardern, general manager, Lacks Wheel Trim Systems, will speak at 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18, during the Composite Wheels session. Ardern will discuss the Lacks proprietary composite wheel systems in some detail, including the mass-savings opportunities they provide, light-weighting value, and the benefits of how Lacks technologies can be implemented without revising OEM or supply chain infrastructure.

“Lacks composite wheel technologies are an excellent example of how suppliers today are using advanced composites to enhance vehicle light-weighting and design,” said Ardern. “Our composite wheels are designed to provide significant mass savings, which enables improved fuel economy for both light duty trucks and passenger cars. Last month we announced our latest lightweight composite wheel award, supporting a high volume light duty truck that is currently the fuel economy leader for North America. These 20-inch Chromtec® composite wheels are up to 10 pounds per wheel lighter than competitors’ 20-inch wheels and provide measurable fuel economy benefits and enhanced durability. In addition, our innovative wheel designs enhance aerodynamics, thereby creating even greater opportunities for fuel economy. Plus they provide best-in-class finishes.”

The GALM series of conferences is one of the flagship series of events run by London Business Conferences Group. Launched in London and Detroit in 2012, the conference series now includes Asia and is widely considered the world’s leading automotive light-weighting forum. Designed to provide practical solutions on strategic, tactical and technical challenges, the conferences have drawn more than 1,700 delegates who have gained invaluable insight and formed business-critical connections.

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 composite wheel technologies, featuring eVOLVE™ lightweight aero designs and Spinelle™ metal finish brands, offer customers industry firsts in wheel design, fuel efficiency and finish flexibility.

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. Its performance and capabilities have earned loyal, long-term relationships with such global partners as BMW, Daimler AG, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Freightliner, General Motors, Honda, Nissan, Tesla Motors, Toyota Group and Volkswagen Group.

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