NEW YORK, NY - (KWQC) Big news for Arconic. The company, with a plant in the Quad Cities, announced Monday a multi-year deal to provide aluminum to Toyota.
According to Businesswire.com, Arconic is supplying aluminum to Toyota for its all-new Lexus RX. The vehicle debuted last year and became Toyota's first vehicle in North America to feature aluminum exterior panels.
"Many bestselling vehicles in America have already converted to aluminum for improved performance, including better fuel efficiency, more towing and payload capacity, and improved vehicle safety scores. This trend will continue. We are proud to expand our relationship with Toyota," said Mark Vrablec, President of Arconic's Aerospace & Automotive Products business.
Arconic will supply Toyota from its plants in Riverdale, Iowa, and Danville, Illinois.