CHANGING THE FACE OF FITNESS
Ever since our founding over twenty years ago, Iron Grip has been at the forefront of cutting edge free weight design and construction.
1993 Iron Grip introduces the first and only weight plate with integrated handgrips and a unique 12-sided anti-roll design.
1996 Iron Grip grows rapidly with the introduction of their heavy-duty Solid Steel line of dumbbells and fixed barbells.
1996 Iron Grip develops a unique and innovative Urethane coating for Olympic plates.
1997 Iron Grip expands their line with urethane-encased dumbbells and fixed barbells.
1999 Iron Grip begins offering its cutting-edge CNC engraving process for customizing plates and dumbbells.
2000 Iron Grip debuts the Group Strength® line of free weight equipment for group fitness classes.
2003 Now the largest provider of commercial free weight equipment worldwide, Iron Grip celebrates its ten year anniversary in the commercial fitness industry.
2004 Iron Grip announces the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Santa Ana, California.
2006 Iron Grip unveils its newly designed line of exclusively American-made Hard Chrome Olympic Bars.
2006 Iron Grip completes the final segment of a three-phase expansion to their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, now totaling over 43,000 square feet.
2007 Iron Grip introduces the Competition Series Needle Bearing Olympic Bar, built exactly to IWF specs. By manufacturing this bar exclusively in their own factory in the US, Iron Grip succeeds in producing a competitively priced bar that rivals the best Olympic lifting bars on the market.
2010 Iron Grip redesigns its Urethane free weight line. The new rugged, textured urethane finish is designed to reduce the appearance of wear and tear. The newly improved dumbbell features a heavy-duty handle with ends that widen to a beefy 1-3/4'', which also helps position the user's hands comfortably in the center.
2012 To keep pace with increasing demand, Iron Grip continues the expansion of their US-based production and warehouse facilities, adding a substantial amount of factory space and high-tech equipment.
2013 Iron Grip celebrates 20 years in the fitness industry, with 50 million pounds of urethane free weight equipment shipped, and over 450,000 urethane dumbbells and fixed barbells built.
2015 Iron Grip now operates four manufacturing facilities in Southern California, encompassing over 100,000 square feet of advanced welding, machining, molding, and engraving equipment, along with our headquarter offices, R&D facilities, and warehouse space.