We are the world leader in the innovation,
design and manufacture of pressurized sprayers, primarily serving the lawn &
garden market, and secondarily the agricultural and industrial markets. The
brand name for our consumer sprayer products is RL Flo-Master®, and
they are sold by leading retailers throughout North America.
Our retail merchandising customers know us as:
an innovative, responsive, cost competitive,
quality supplier - "a great company to do business with"; who manufacture a
product demonstrably superior to all others and with consumer demand so
strong as to require its presence in all stores as the lead product in its
category. A company that Works Best Under Pressure!
Our consumer customers know us for having:
the brand of sprayer with the best quality
and value, most innovative design, and most reliable & useful performance in
the market; one which they actively seek out and buy in preference to all
others; and as a company who provides unsurpassed service and parts support
after the sale. A company that makes products that Work Best Under
From obscure beginnings during
in a blacksmith shop in Lowell, Michigan, the company has grown during the last
100 years to become the world leader in pressurized sprayers.
1905 marked the incorporation of the company
under the name of Lowell Specialty Company, with a focus on sprayers for
agriculture and horticulture. In subsequent years the "Potato Sprayer" was
introduced and the company's products were distributed on a national basis.
reflecting the company's concentration and growth in sprayers, the name was
changed to the Lowell Sprayer Company. In ensuing years, the company experienced
steady growth, expanding from door-to-door salesmen with car-drawn trailers to a
nationwide sales force of over 150 people. The product line expanded as well -
from a limited line of agricultural sprayers to products for professional pest
control, janitorial maintenance, fabric protection, concrete treatment, poultry
and animal health, to name a few.
the Lowell Sprayer Company merged with the Root Manufacturing Co. of Malta,
Ohio. Equipment and operations were moved to Lowell, Michigan and the company
became known as the Root-Lowell Manufacturing Co.
Ground was broken in
for a new 103,000 square foot plant on Foreman Road in Lowell, Michigan, the
company's present location (since expanded further).
Root-Lowell's sales grew at a rapid rate as new products, materials, designs,
and innovative sales and marketing concepts put Root-Lowell among the top three
manufacturers in the industry. This also marked the beginning of sales through
mass merchandise chains.
the innovative No Pumping® sprayer was introduced. A patented design,
it pressurizes itself while the user fills it with water from a garden hose.
This year also marked the introduction of the new brand name, RL Flo-Master®,
which was introduced on all packaging and literature.
Root-Lowell introduced the Deck Sprayer, which was designed to save the consumer
time, effort and materials by spraying, rather than brushing, protective
coatings on their decks. This product has since been expanded for use with other
wood and masonry sealing applications.
the company completed a major expansion, approximately doubling their plant
square footage for manufacturing and inventory of finished product. In addition,
new automated material handling and manufacturing equipment was added to further
enhance our ability to respond to customer requirements.
Root-Lowell continues to lead the spraying
industry with new and innovative products, unsurpassed quality, and a Customer
Service staff second to none.