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Fife company scores toy contract, increases workforce

Post by News Tribune Staff on Sep. 11, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
September 11, 2008 5:18 pm

Regal Logistics of Fife is now the primary warehouse for toy company Spin Master Ltd., a deal that means a 20 percent increase in workforce.

The deal, announced Thursday, means Regal Logistics will handle storage and transportation for Spin Master toys coming directly from Asia. The company has 114 employees, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Development Board.

Spin Master, which a news release calls the fastest growing major toy company in North America, provides toys to Wal-Mart, Target and Toys “R” Us, among other retailers. The company, which has six offices from Toronto to Hong Kong, is known for toys such as Air Hogs remote-controller helicopters and Tech Deck small skateboards.

Regal Logistics was selected because it is easily accessible from the Port of Tacoma and Seattle, according to the release.

“Spin Master will benefit from Pacific Northwest ports’ ability to move frieght more efficiently and cost-effectively and Regal’s ability to offer better access to important Asian markets,” Regal Vice President Garry Neeves said in the release.

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