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.