PITTSBURGH, PA (05.25.2021) – Team Nutz rolled out the red carpet for competitors at the MECA Team Nutz Spring Jam at the company’s retail store in Pittsburg on Sunday, May 23rd.The MECA event featured SQL, SPL plus Show & Shine formats for competitors. MECA Event Directors Andy Magill and Kevin Mayo kept all moving in the competition lanes.
Ed Nuttall, Team Nutz owner, stated, “The event ran very smoothly and it was a great atmosphere as people who enjoy premium sound in their rides had an opportunity to compete. We drew competitors from Ohio and presented custom trophies to top competitors.”
Andy Magill related, “The Team Nutz crew really put together a well organized event. Judging the SQL competitors in the large installation bay was an ideal setting.”
SQL Competitor Dan Arndt made the 120 mile trip from Erie, PA for the event. “The setting was great for my new KIA to compete in the lane. Also, I am studying to become a SQL Judge so that added to my super experience at the Team Nutz MECA event.”
Continuing, Nuttall commented, “We had tents set up in the parking lot for the SPL and Show & Shine judging. My young niece and nephew handed out way over 100 bottles of water to folks as well as Team Nutz stickers, bags and lanyards.”
Rusty North, a factory rep with End Result, also attended the event. North offered, “This MECA event was terrific. Seeing a top area retailer like Team Nutz working to host a MECA sound off event will create excitement and stimulate more participation from enthusiasts in the area.”
THE 12VOLT CENTRAL STUDIOS (04.09.2021) – This weekend in early April, 9-11, is shaping up to get the 2021 event season off to a strong start. The 12volt Central Studios will be working with friends and companies at events in Blevins AR, Pittsburgh PA and Houston TX to showcase event activities and deliver positive news to members of the 12volt industry.
The HighLifter Mud Nationals is being held at the Hillarosa ATV Park in Blevins AR April 7th – 11th. The expansive park offers 2000 acres of deep mud bogs, water crossings and muddy trails. Music venues are also on site.The Powersports category is definitely on fire. The ATV marketplace also offers so much more including lifts, tires, wheels, jacks, seating, graphics and so much more than mobile electronics products.
On the grounds of the Hillorosa ATV Park there is a large area set up as a vendor village where major companies rolled in with semis. MTX rolled in a big rig from Phoenix with Rico Felice and Jason Planck to set up a huge tent area with multiple side by side demos on display.
Rockford Fosgate rolled in from company HQ in Tempe with a big rig filled with tent, gear and demo side by sides. Tammy Lowe, John Bosley and Mark Schliepfer and made the trip and are conducting demos and info for enthusiasts. New Can Speakers and Amplifies will greet attendees.
Maxxsonics is on site with a big presence for MB Quart. Rob Anderson is on site along with Tommy McClure and Scott Ringo from area rep firm Southwest Sales and Marketing.
Team Nutz, a very proactive retailer, is back at the MAXmotive World of Wheels again this year at the David Lawerence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. The event was rescheduled several times but rolls this weekend. Team Nutz has an 80’x100’ booth and will fill it with demo vehicles, tents, show cars and displays. End Result, with Rusty North and Ed Dalesandro will be on site with the Team Nutz staff of 15 to work the show.
Ed Nuttall, for Team Nutz, stated “We are anticipating a crowd in the neighborhood of 40,000. We have literally over 10,000 swag items including pens, stickers, tote bags and lanyards to hand out to attendees. We are also have a custom QR Code in play that will provide additional ways to connect after the event with attendees in our booth.”
The Sling Experience is in its second year in Houston and is expected to be even larger than 2020. House of Sound Car Audio does a huge business with Slingshot owners. Alex Restrepo stated “We will have shop Slingshots in our booth and have over a dozen customers that will show their rides at the event. Custom lighting is a rapidly growing area in Slingshot customization and we offer custom lighting products. SounDigital, Kicker, DS18, DB Drive and XS Power are big brands for us with Slingshots. The event will take place in the large Houston Marriott Westchase Hotel Thursday through Sunday.
Utilizing the 12voltSTP Tool, with images supplied from friends and companies, the 12volt Central Studios plans many posts over the next several days to deliver this exciting news to members of the 12volt industry.
DALLAS, TX (03.08.2021) – The Keystone Big Show, at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center on March 5th and 6th, was the first in-person automotive aftermarket trade show since the COVID-19 Pandemic gripped the U.S. Well over 100 companies showcased their latest products on the Convention Center show floor.
Team Nutz, based in Pittsburgh PA, offers a wide variety of 12volt and automotive aftermarket products in their marketplace. Ed Nuttall related “When we heard about the upcoming Keystone Show is Dallas we quickly made the decision to attend. Keystone is a key vendor and we saw this as an opportunity to see firsthand the latest products from their vendors and network with other dealers at the show. We made plans for two staff members, Doug Macher and Ben Bjerke, to attend.
Macher and Bjerke hitched a ride on Southwest and they had a very productive two days at the Keystone Big Show. Macher related to 12volt News “We spent time in a lot of booths, talked with booth staff members and saw a ton of cool new products. Overall, Ben and I will take back a lot of information to Ed. It was a very informative event for us.”
“Team Nutz is a very proactive retailer and a post for the Keystone Big Show caught eyeballs at the 12volt Central Studios. That was when we learned Ed was sending Doug and Ben to the event. This article, spotlighting the Team Nutz trip to the Keystone Big Show, was a result of that Team Nutz Instagram post and following conversation” 12volt News staff related.
At the Keystone Big Show there were virtually no traditional 12volt companies exhibiting on the event floor. There was also very little buzz across the 12volt industry regarding the event even though 12volt companies are adding products from the automotive aftermarket category to their product mix..
Lighting and associated products, which are selling well in the 12volt industry, shined brightly in several exhibitors’ booths.
As one on one in-person activity has been restricted it is still extremely important to communicate effectively. Many are saying they have been Zoom-called to death. Many in the industry bang out txt messages and emails like it’s a game. First one to 50 today wins is not a long term strategy for success.
Retailers meet face to face with consumers, and talk in person with those individuals, about products for their rides. It’s impossible for someone to feel bass in their chest on a smartphone, laptop or screen.
Thank you to all in the industry, like Ed Nuttall, who will talk to the 12volt Central Studios on the phone to generate positive visibility for their products and activities across the 12volt industry.
Using the 12volt STP Tool can get the ball rolling… Snap and Txt an image to 318-465-0844.
PITTSBURG, PA (12.29.2020) – Team Nutz is a very proactive 12volt and automotive aftermarket retailer in Pittsburgh PA.
With the Holiday Season approaching Team Nutz purchased a 22’ tall inflatable, lighted Nutcracker to place in front of the company’s store to grab attention from people driving down the busy street. The Nutcracker was put in place right after Thanksgiving.
Nina and Ed Nuttall related “It gets dark early this time of the year. People can see the lighted Nutcracker from a couple blocks away. We will leave up until the New Years and then put it away until the Holiday Season 2021.”
Legend has it the Nutcracker represents power, strength and service like a trusty watch dog guarding a family from evil spirits and danger. The Nutcracker also serves as the traditional messenger of good luck and good will.
The Nutcracker, with alternating red and green lights, attracted many families to stop outside and take a family Christmas photo. “It was great to see families stopping for a photo. While taking the photo they certainly had a chance to see all we offer at Team Nutz” Ed Nuttall offered.
On Thursday, the day before Christmas, Santa was in the house. Bob Jones, area sales representative for Davis Distribution, dressed as Santa paid a visit to Team Nutz.
Jones related “I like putting on the Santa suit and seeing people smile at Christmas time. On Thursday I visited a few dealers and spent some time on their sales floors. Team Nutz is a very good customer and I enjoyed spending time with their team and thanking them for their business.”
Over the past several weeks Team Nutz staff members have redoubled their efforts via social media channels to showcase their products and services. Team Nutz also offers a selection of PPE products as well as services area auto dealerships and construction companies with a variety of services.
PITTSBURGH, PA (03.25.2020) – Like 12volt retailers across the U.S. Team Nutz daily business operations have been negatively affected greatly.
Ed Nuttall, Team Nutz owner, posted “Effective 3/23/2020, per the state’s direction, our store is now closed unless the repair required on your vehicle is life sustaining or ADS Interlock maintenance required.”
While the store is officially closed there is much activity going on to prepare Team Nutz to reopen at full speed.
“We are upgrading our in-store displays, attending vendor webinars and working on jobs in the install bay. We now have an active DSP setup on our main display board for a live demonstration for customers. The JL Audio DSP is now working live on a VXi amplifier for all to experience.”
Continuing Nuttall offered “On Tuesday morning, yesterday, staff members attended 2 webinars here at the store, The Metra Heise Lighting with Davis Distribution and Honeywell Security presentations were both very informative.”
Team Nutz is available by phone from 9 AM to 5 PM daily for any inquiries for service and sales questions. Drop off is also available by placing keys through the company dropbox on the first garage door.
Concluding Nuttall stated “At some point, and we hope sooner than later, the Coronavirus National Emergency will end. We are planning and working for an all out relaunch to make up for the down time.”
PITTSBURGH, PA (02.18.2020) – Team Nutz had a major presence at the Pittsburg International Auto Show at the David L Lawrence Convention Center February 13th – 17th. Just 2 weeks prior Team Nutz had a 70 x 100 booth at the World of Wheels in the same venue.
Ed Nuttall offered “It certainly has been a very, very busy February as we exhibited at two major events at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. At both events we went all the way with a large booth, tents, demo vehicles, specials and had a great staff on site at both events.”
At the Pittsburgh International Auto Show Team Nutz put their brand and products in front of a crowd reported to exceed 30,000 over the 5-day run. The End Result Memphis trailer and Davis Distribution SONY Jeep grabbed attention along with the Race Sport Lighting display, JL Audio OEM interactive display, Wet Sounds and Audiovox Movies-To-Go demo setup in the booth.
Ed Dalesandro, End Result rep firm principal, was on site along with Rusty North from Davis Distribution. Dalesandro provided the Memphis Audio trailer and supported the Race Sport Lighting brand..both of which are on the End Result line card. “Team Nutz and their crew continue to DO Things and put in the efforts. Nina and Ed Nuttall, along with the Team, are making things happen” Dalesandro offered.
Rusty North stated “The Davis Distribution Jeep definitely drew a crowd at the event. We showed the new Sony AX7000 in the Jeep and all were blown away there was not a big array of amps driving the sound. Several times there were people lined up for a demo of the Sony Jeep. I know on Saturday and Sunday over a hundred people sat in the Jeep for a demo. There was a huge crowd and I had people ask questions about window tint, wheels, LED lights and remote starts as well as cart audio products. All in all a great show Team Nutz put together.”
Team Nutz has been exhibiting at the Pittsburgh International Auto show for over 15 years. “Over the years we have made it a point to have a booth at major events that draw car enthusiasts. At events we hand out thousands of Team Nutz stickers that people put on their cars, boats, tool boxes and other things. Those stickers, which we now produce in house, provide a strong branding message for Team Nutz throughout our area. At this Pittsburgh show we handed out over 5,000 stickers. At this event we put a promo in place for people to post an image of our sticker on their vehicle or whatever. We will select a winner from the posts for a $100. gift certificate” Nuttall added.
A Big 12volt News Hat’s Off to all at Team Nutz. The Team Nutz staff tops over 20 employees and over half were on the event floor each day. Putting all in place for a big event that lasts several days, and manning a large booth, is a big job.
PITTSBURG, PA (02.04.2020) – Team Nutz, a proactive Pittsburgh area 12volt retailer, was a standout on the show floor at the recent World of Wheels and AutoRama. The Team Nutz booth, 70×100, definitely gave attendees at the David Lawrence Convention Center January 24th-26th, plenty to see.
Ed Nuttall, in the Team Nutz driver seat with co pilot Nina, offered “Over the 3 days of the show there were a reported 40,000 through the door..and all automotive enthusiasts of some kind. The World of Wheels is one of the 3 biggest shows of the year at the convention center. We have been doing this show for 18 years now and it is a great vehicle to drive Team Nutz business.”
The Team Nutz booth was filled with demo vehicles and a company supply detail truck that showcased other aspects of the company’s business. A Memphis Audio Trailer, loaded and rocking with the company’s latest products was a big draw to the booth. Area rep firm End Result, with Ed Dalesandro behind the wheel, positioned the trailer in a prime location in the Team Nutz booth. Chris Adams, with Team Nutz, completed a display upgrade just prior to the event.
Dalesandro stated “It was so exciting to see people smiling in the trailer when they heard the great Memphis Audio products crank up inside the trailer. Many young people were dancing to the tunes. It’s so great to work with retailers like Team Nutz that has so much passion and exhibits at major events to connect with consumers.”
Rusty North, Davis Distribution, was on the floor along with Mike Betts. Betts highlighted Omega Research products. North spotlighted a number of brands that Team Nutz buys through Davis Distribution just down the road in Newell, WV.
“Following the event the phones have been ringing solid. We are booked out nearly 3 weeks in the shop following the show and that is certainly a very positive thing” Nuttall stated.
Team Nutz offers a wide range of 12volt products and services as well as ceramic coatings, interior leather products. Commercial vehicle safety lighting and home installation service add to the business mix. The business now operates out of one location with 21 employees.
“Seems one part of our business leads to something else. We will put safety lights and DOT vinyl of a company’s fleet which will lead to detailing and cleaning their vehicles. That actually led to clean up services for their construction job sites” Nuttall added.
At the conclusion of the World of Wheels the event organizers presented a plaque to Ed and Nina Nuttall recognizing the Team Nutz support and loyalty for the event.