Velvac Inc has acquired the assets of K-10 Enterprizes of Mission TX, a supplier of blind-spot safety mirror systems for heavy-duty trucks. Velvac now offers a broad line of mirror products, from proprietary mirror systems for OEM vehicles to high-volume replacement mirror heads and service parts.
Founded in 1979 by Bob and Lorraine Kolenda, K-10 pioneered hood- and fender-mounted blind-spot mirrors with its “all-seeing” K-10 Eyeball Mirror, whose radius gives the driver detailed vision across the front and down the right side of heavy-duty trucks and commercial vehicles. K-10 also offers a line of conventional convex mirrors that provide more detailed observation of select or critical viewing areas and are used primarily on commercial vehicles and off-road trucks.
With the acquisition, the Kolendas are retiring. Velvac will integrate K-10's operations in Mission into its manufacturing facility in Reynosa, Mexico. Product engineering and supply-chain activities will move to Velvac's headquarters in New Berlin WI.
K-10 also produces safety and security mirrors for office and industrial use, including in warehouses, hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes.