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.