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WELD to celebrate recent expansion with ribbon cutting, open house in Kansas City

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 06:00
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WELD, the undisputed leader in maximum performance wheels, will hold an invitation only ribbon cutting and open house May 19 at its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Many WELD brand ambassadors will be on hand for the event, including NHRA stars John Force, Erica Enders-Stevens and Clay Millican, World of Outlaws star Brian Brown, Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) rider Thomas Brown and Formula Drift driver Justin Pawlak. Several more ambassadors are expected to attend, along with many local dignitaries including Scott Wagner, Kansas City mayor pro-tem and 1st District-at-Large councilman, Quinton Lucas, Kansas City 3rd District-at-Large councilman, Kathryn Shields, Kansas City 4th District-at-Large Councilwoman, Tony Miller, Jackson County 3rd District-at-Large legislator, Johnny Sweeney, Kansas City’s director of economic development and David Pruente representing the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

“WELD has been on a steady growth path over the past three years and we are excited to celebrate this achievement with our brand ambassadors and our hometown of Kansas City during the upcoming open house,” said Norm Young, president and CEO of WELD.

An impressive array of show vehicles will be displayed that feature the company’s wheels from its leading brands including WELD Racing, WELD Street & Strip, CCW Forged Performance, REKON Off Road and HiPer Technology by WELD.

The ribbon cutting will help celebrate the recent expansion of WELD’s manufacturing operations with the addition of HiPer Technology, the leading manufacturer of high performance “super structural” carbon fiber wheels for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and side-by-side (UTV) vehicles. WELD purchased HiPer Technology last year and moved the company’s operations from Lawrence, Kansas to WELD’s Kansas City headquarters in February 2016.

In addition, WELD will add the operations of CCW Forged Performance to its Kansas City facility by Dec. 31, 2016. WELD acquired Complete Custom Wheels (CCW) of Holly Hill, Florida, a manufacturer of premium forged road race, sports car and luxury car wheels in November 2014. WELD has designed space at its Kansas City headquarters to facilitate the move of CCW Forged Performance from its current operations in Florida.

WELD was founded in 1967 and has more than 150,000 square feet of space that includes manufacturing, distribution, offices and an in-house engineering and test lab. Participants in the open house will get a chance to tour WELD’s facility where the company designs, engineers and manufactures one, two and three piece wheels from aerospace grade forged alloy. WELD manufactures all rim shells in-house to insure quality and uncompromised performance.

WELD manufactures the highest quality forged race wheels for dirt, oval and drag racing, along with wheels for performance street cars and trucks. Each WELD wheel is precision engineered for maximum performance on the street, off road and at the track. For more information about WELD, phone 800-788-9353 or visit

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