A toymaker buys property in Orangeburg; Flybar calls itself “the original pogo stick company” | Local

A toymaker that bills itself as “the original pogo stick company” has purchased a building in Orangeburg.

New Jersey-based Flybar, Inc. has purchased the 361,526-square-foot former Aco Distribution and Warehouse building at 2500 Rowesville Road, according to a statement from commercial real estate firm Colliers South Carolina.

“Flybar needed a central location with port access on the east coast to import and distribute its product,” said Chuck Salley, vice president and industry brokerage team manager at Colliers’ Columbia office. in a press release.

“Located midway between New York and Miami, 2500 Rowesville Road is less than an hour from the Port of Charleston and offers direct access to four freeways within a 30-minute drive,” Salley said.

Salley could not be reached for further comment.

Flybar purchased the building for $12.8 million, the statement said.

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Reger Holdings purchased the building in May 2020 and made a number of improvements to the site, such as repairing the gates and replacing the concrete rail loading docks, according to the release.

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Colliers South Carolina represented Reger Holdings in the sale.

Orangeburg County Development Commission Executive Director Gregg Robinson has not confirmed that Flybar is the company that purchased the building.

“The property group technically announced the project before it had to be announced,” Robinson said.

The commission will not provide details on investment or job creation figures until the company chooses to make the information public, Robinson said.

“We’re thrilled to have the business,” Robinson said. He called it a unique opportunity for the company to enter the global logistics triangle, which is how the county refers to the area bounded by Interstate 26, Interstate 95 and the US Highway. 301.

“We welcome them with open arms,” ​​Robinson said.

He said, “I won’t be sharing any more details until the project is announced.”

The release says Flybar will occupy approximately 185,260 square feet of the facility, with the remaining portion leased to another tenant.

Flybar was founded in 1918 and is said to be the world’s leading manufacturer of pogo sticks.

The company also offers a host of other products, including bumper cars, skateboards, scooters, sleds, foam hoppers, pogo balls, trick boards; animal hoppers, bouncy balls, toy vehicles, and infant and preschool toys.

On its website, the company says it has grown from around 25 products to almost 400.

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Reger, headquartered in Western New York, invests in commercial and industrial properties and mixed-use developments.

Virginia C. Taylor