COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a boom in demand for specialty tires, and by association, a boom in business for specialty tire importer/distributor Tiron Tires and Wheels USA Inc.
"So far so good," Jack Kim, head of corporation at Tiron USA, said. "Our industry, especially ag tires for compact tractors, is booming, ironically, due to the pandemic."
Mr. Kim attributes the increase in demand to the fact more people are pursuing outdoor projects, a view echoed by specialty tire maker Carlstar Group L.L.C. in recent Tire Business reporting (Sept. 28 edition).
- This article appears in the Nov. 9 print edition of Tire Business.
College Park-based Tiron Tires is a subsidiary of South Korean off-the-road (OTR) and commercial tire maker Hung-A Co. Ltd.
"People have more and more extra time to spend in their backyard, have more time to do those things and build up something," Mr. Kim said. "The pandemic created more of a market."