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Stark Industrial Park
Charleston, South Carolina
The News and Courier, Nov 26, 1969 of Charleston, South Carolina reported the Atlantic Dinghy Division of Atlantic Laminates, Inc. leased a 20,000 sq. ft. building for production of small boats. Harold W. Levy was company vice-president and sales manager at this time and stated his company had 45% of the market for row and sail boats under 12 ft. The company planned to build its own factory and employee up to 80 people by the end of 1970.
Before re-locating to South Carolina, Atlantic Laminates was located in Bellmore, Long Island, New York and showed 8 dinghies models and a sailboat at the 1969 New York Boat Show (New York Times, Jan 26, 1969).
The company planned to move to a 50,000 sq ft. factory located on Ashley Phosphate Rd. with operations beginning August 1, 1970. General Recreation, Inc., of Ithaca, New York purchased Atlantic Laminates earlier in the year and reorganized it as American Fiberglass, Inc. Production would include the Atlantic Dinghy Line and the American Fiberglass Aquacat sailing catamaran. Harold Levy was retained as president of American Fiberglass, Inc. (The News and Courier, Apr 29, 1970).
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