IRON GRIP COMPANY NEWS

Iron Grip Completes First Phase of US Factory Expansion

Orange County, CA - June 24, 2005 - Iron Grip Barbell Company has completed the first phase of a multi-year expansion to its manufacturing operations. With the addition of an extensive line of new, highly automated CNC manufacturing equipment, as well as additions to its proprietary urethane line and its engraving operation, Iron Grip has continued to accelerate its push to establish the most advanced free weight manufacturing facility in the world.

''Completing Phase 1 of our expansion has enabled us to expand not only our production capacity, but also our R&D capabilities,'' said Scott Frasco, CEO of Iron Grip. ''Our new facility is very likely the most modern and well-equipped facility of its kind anywhere, and it will enable us to continue to improve the quality, accuracy and consistency of our product, as well as speed new products to market. It's also an indication of our reaffirmation of and commitment to US-based manufacturing.'' With this recent addition, Iron Grip will continue its acceleration toward a more vertically integrated model, one that is more responsive to its customers and markets.

Iron Grip, based in Santa Ana, CA, is the largest provider of commercial free weight equipment worldwide and the only manufacturer with a line of exclusively American-made free weight equipment.

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CONTACT:
Liz Bianchi
Iron Grip Barbell Company
714-850-6900
info@irongrip.com
www.irongrip.com

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