Domestic rack makers support proposed tariffs on Chinese imports

A free-standing base is also available for the rack.

New Utah brand, Alta, and Wisconsin's Saris favor the proposed tariffs, while Kuat, Yakima and Thule are on the record as opposed. COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (BRAIN) — When Ali Yazdian began planning his bike rack company about three years ago, he was determined to manufacture in the U.S. as much as possible near his home in the Salt Lake Valley. Yazdian largely succeeded, publicly launching Alta Racks — named for the ski town 8 miles from the company's headquarters — in fall 2017. Alta offers an upright hitch rack that can carry as many as six bikes. Alta racks are manufactured with parts made at three different fabricators in the Salt Lake City area, and its wheel baskets are made in Illinois. Packaging is sourced locally with U.S.-made paper. The wheel straps would be familiar to backcountry skiers because they are ski straps from Voilé, a 35-year-old Utah company. When ...

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