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About Us

Our early beginnings…

Ray Carcione and his partners for several years provided metal finishing services to Wanfeng and SL Wheels via Innovative Metal Finishing of Wadsworth, OH. SL Wheels approached Ray and his partners on the subject of expanding their services to include chrome plating of luxury alloy wheels.  In December 2009, Carcione formed Kentucky Chrome Works LLC and subsequently purchased Ken-Dec, Inc., of Horse Cave, KY. In January 2010, KCW commenced the design and installation of a new wheel plating line.


Our staff has the experience and expertise to meet and exceed your expectations:

  • Over 200 combined years of plating experience
  • Over 100 combined years of experience specifically in decorative chrome plating of OEM aluminum alloy wheels
  • Ample and enthusiastic workforce available
  • Wealth of buffing and polishing expertise in greater Hart County area
  • Mechanical sealing / Peening of cast surfaces
  • Superlative governmental support both at local and state level

Our Values

KCW is committed to the health and welfare of our employees and our community. We use state-of-the-art controls in air emissions, production processes, and waste water treatment. We have met and/or exceeded all permit requirements and have attained all required permitting by local, state, and federal authorities.

At the heart of Kentucky Chrome Works is its people and the values by which we live. Our values provide each of us a framework for our behavior and our actions; they define how people are expected to behave with each other.

Our values are who we are. KCW Company Values are:


We value teamwork and trust. We encourage openness and candor supporting courageous conversations. We want to win together, participate actively, behave unselfishly, and are always loyal to our coworkers.


We do what we say we are going to do and hold ourselves accountable to meet those commitments. We deal in facts and we always tell the truth. We are ethical in all of our actions and deeds.

Quality & Safety Focused

We are committed to meeting and exceeding our customers and employees expectations in both of these areas. We are safety focused while at the same time ensuring that we deliver a quality product at the best possible prices to our customers. We realize, understand, and believe that our existence is due to our customers who purchase our product and our employees who make the product.


We believe in innovation and we have a willingness to always challenge the status quo. We should always learn from our mistakes and then find ways to eliminate them. We will, daily, drive the process toward continual improvement in the areas of safety, quality, delivery, and cost.

Code of Business Ethics

Maintaining the highest standard of ethics in the conduct of our business is our corporate policy and has always been an integral part of our culture and who we are. Our reputation for ethical business practices is one of our most valued assets.


Personal integrity and honesty are expected of all employees at all times. Many of our work processes and products are confidential and proprietary in nature and must be protected from any disclosure. Employees must maintain the confidentiality of all confidential information entrusted to them by the Company, its suppliers and our customers.

KCW has high visibility in our community and is committed to being the best corporate citizen we can possibly be.




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