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Rogue Fitness Acquires OSO Barbell

Columbus, Ohio — Rogue Fitness has formally announced the acquisition of OSO Barbell, a leading designer and manufacturer of barbell collars and other specialty weightlifting products. As part of the agreement, Rogue will carry all OSO products into its line-up in 2018.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Rogue is among the single largest producers of American-made strength and conditioning equipment, including its own line of original power racks, barbells, and bumper plates. The company has had a working relationship with OSO Barbell for years, highlighted by the production of exclusive Rogue-branded OSO collars.

“We are very excited to bring OSO into the Rogue family of American made products,” says Rogue owner Bill Henniger. “I have always admired Tyler’s designs and ingenuity, so we are excited to continue working with him on new products, as well.”

Founded in Frederick, Colorado, by Tyler Stilson, OSO Barbell’s central focus has been its billet-grade aluminum collars, available in a range of brand names (Pro, Titan, Elite, Mighty) and colors. These distinctive, gear-shaped clamps, designed by industrial engineers, have gained favor for their durability, ease-of-use, style, and performance. The company has also produced a line of “Mini Bars” for beginners, along with False Grips, Safety Blocks, and more.

Rogue plans on continuing to service current distribution channels and keep the product lines moving. They will move OSO’s production to Columbus and work with Tyler Stilson to create new products.

More About Rogue Fitness
Rogue Fitness is the leading US-based manufacturer of strength and conditioning equipment and a major distributor of top brand fitness gear and accessories from around the country. The company started in a garage in 2006 and has grown to more than 500 team members at its new 600,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Rogue is the official equipment supplier of the CrossFit Games, USA Weightlifting, the Arnold Strongman Classic, and the World’s Strongest Man competition. The company remains dedicated to serving the needs of serious strength athletes at every level, from the garage to the arena.

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Rogue Fitness HQ
545 E 5th Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 358-6190
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