In 1991, Attwood took over responsibility of purchasing all outside supplied plastic parts for Steelcase. A new 450-ton vertical shuttle press was even added for the “rally” office chair. During this time, Attwood purchased seven new robots for injection molding machines in an effort to increase manufacturing capabilities.
Executives were very optimistic for the growth of the boating industry as well. In 1990, Attwood was honored as “Supplier of the Year” by Four Winns, and won the NMDA “Manufacturer of the Year” award. Many new marine products were being introduced at national shows, such as the WaterBuster pump, which won the MotorBoat Magazine Product Innovation award. New product development and testing was taking place for marine products at Attwood's own testing facility in Panama City, Florida. In 1992, Attwood acquired the J.M. Roberts line of rod holders.