Iron Grip Barbell Company signs limited license agreement with Venator Group Retail, Inc.
September 1999, Costa Mesa, CA The Iron Grip Barbell Company has recently signed a limited license agreement with Venator Group Retail, Inc. for dumbbell and barbell sets featuring 12-sided plates. The dumbbell and barbell sets, which feature all chrome, Standard (1" center hole) size plates, will be sold exclusively in Champs Sports retail sporting goods stores nationwide. Currently, Iron Grip manufactures its commercial line of Iron and Urethane Olympic plates with a 12-sided shape. Iron Grip's patent for weight plates with 8, 10, and 12-sides applies to either Olympic or Standard plates, with or without grips. All of these embodiments feature Iron Grip's signature "anti-roll" shape. The Champs line features the 12-sided design, however it does not include any type of grip.
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