In the sixties, Attwood became part of the boating revolution that swept the industry — the advent of the fiberglass boat.
In 1962, Attwood opened its zinc die-casting and plating facility in Lowell, Michigan. The Lowell showboat Company and Lowell Board of Trade sold the land on North Monroe Street to Attwood for $1 to encourage industrial development in Lowell. The first building was 51,000 square feet. Boat cleats, chocks, and boat lights were the first accessories produced there. At this up-to-date automated facility, boat accessories were no longer hand-forged brass products, but were quality, mass-produce accessories.
1962 - Attwood's first plant in Lowell