White Flyer History
Reagent Chemical and Research, Inc. entered the clay target market in 1979 with the purchase of White Flyer Targets from Olin Industries, the manufacturer of Winchester ammunition and other products. This purchase signaled the end of an era that saw Olin-Winchester provide clay targets for the shooting sports from their infancy and the start of a new era for White Flyer and Reagent Chemical.
Currently White Flyer operates four state of the art target manufacturing facilities throughout the United States to ensure total coverage of the country plus Canada: Coal Township – Pennsylvania Plant, (Eastern U.S.), San Bernardino – California Plant, (Western U.S.) and Webb City – Missouri Plant, (Central U.S.) and Knox – Indiana Plant, (Northeast U.S.).
Utilizing a customer base of coast to coast, border to border and beyond, White Flyer currently serves more gun clubs and shooters than any other target manufacturer in the world.
Using state of the art production methods, White Flyer continues to make technical advances that will allow it to maintain its position and continually improve our target quality.
Reagent Chemical and Research, Inc.
Reagent Chemical and Research, Inc. is a privately held Delaware Corporation, headquartered at Ringoes, New Jersey with production, barge terminals, bulk plants, warehouses, and sales offices strategically located throughout the United States. The company was established in 1959 by the Skeuse family and is still owned and operated by the family today.
Reagent is recognized as the largest supplier of hydrochloric acid in the United States. Hydrochloric acid, a by-product from major chemical companies is acquired by Reagent under long term contracts for conversion by our special processing techniques into several grades up to and including Food Grade quality.
Reagent’s customers are supplied by our privately owned fleet of rubber lined tank cars and tank trucks. This specially equipped fleet is the largest privately owned rubber lined fleet of its kind in the United States.
Product quality is continuously monitored at each plant to assure the highest standard and to meet our customers varied specifications and requirements.
Reagent Chemical is dedicated to maintaining leadership in the hydrochloric acid market by continuously improving and increasing production, building new plants, bulk storage facilities and expanding our transportation fleet of tank cars and trucks.
Reagent Chemical also designs, manufactures, and produces squeeze tube filling machines as well as in-line cartridge filling machines at it’s ProSys division plant in Missouri. Reagent also produces gunstock blanks and high grade wood products from it’s Cali’co Hardwoods division plant located in Santa Rosa, California.
White Flyer has been committed to quality since its first day of business in 1892. This dedication continues with every target and every shipment that leaves our target manufacturing plants.
Our philosophy is simple: “Always produce the best clay target possible and deliver a consistent quality product that meets or exceeds our customer and gun club needs. We will continually strive to improve the quality of our targets and service through our Quality Assurance Program.”
Whether it is Trap, Skeet, Sporting or International targets, White Flyer insures that each and every target manufactured meets standards and weight specifications required by the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA), National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA), National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) and the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).