Innovative Spirit and Engineering Foundation
"What sets us apart from competitors is our engineering and spirit. We have a 'can-do' spirit. If you ask us to do something, we will do it or figure out how to do it. That's the part our customers like. That's the part we like." - Don Morris, President and CEO
28
Divisions & Partnerships
27
Locations Worldwide

With manufacturing facilities spread out over North America and distribution centers located worldwide, we can swiftly ship products wherever they are needed.

Acorn Engineering Company - City of Industry, CA
  • Established in 1954
  • 500,000 sq. ft. facility
  • 750 employees
  • Acorn Engineering Company is home to the Morris Group International® headquarters as well as many other Morris Group divisions and partnerships.
Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co. - Montgomery, AL
  • Established in 1926
  • 300 employees
  • 330,000 sq. ft. facility
  • Since 1926, Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.® has remained the industry leader in the design and manufacture of innovative plumbing and drainage products. From drains to grease interceptors to lavatory supports, Smith products are ideal for multiple markets including commericial, industrial, healthcare and more.
Morris Industries Mexico - Tijuana, MX
  • Established in 1989
  • 600 employees
  • 400,000 sq. ft. facility
  • The distributor of Morris Group International® products in Mexico. We work in partnership with FabricacĂ­on y Manufacturas de MĂ©xico S.A. de C.V. to fabricate and distribute Morris Group products.
Elmco® Stewart - City of Industry, CA
  • Established in 1945
  • 47,000 sq. ft. facility
  • Founded by Earl L. Morris, Elmco Stewart stocks products from several Morris Group International® divisions, including Acorn Engineering Company and Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.
Elmco® Stewart - Phoenix, AZ
  • Established in 1945
  • 16,000 sq. ft. facility
  • Founded by Earl L. Morris, Elmco Stewart stocks products from several Morris Group International® divisions, including Acorn Engineering Company and Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.
Elmco® Stewart - Las Vegas, NV
  • Established in 1945
  • 8,000 sq. ft. facility
  • Founded by Earl L. Morris, Elmco Stewart stocks products from several Morris Group International® divisions, including Acorn Engineering Company and Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.
Elmco® Stewart - San Diego, CA
  • Established in 1945
  • 10,000 sq. ft. facility
  • Founded by Earl L. Morris, Elmco Stewart stocks products from several Morris Group International® divisions, including Acorn Engineering Company and Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.
Morris/Lee, Ltd. - Ontario, Canada
  • Established in 2015
  • 22 employees
  • Morris/Lee, Ltd. stocks products from several Morris Group International® divisions for distribution in Canada, including products from Acorn Engineering Company; Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.; Chronomite, Inc.; Murdock Manufacturing; and Whitehall Manufacturing.
Potter-Roemer/FirePro - Suwanee, GA
  • 13,000 sq. ft. facility
  • 10 employees
  • Distribution center for Potter-Roemer®
Potter-Roemer/FirePro - Plano, TX
  • 6,000 sq. ft. facility
  • 5 employees
  • Distribution center for Potter-Roemer®
Potter-Roemer/FirePro - Union, NJ
  • 15,000 sq. ft. facility
  • 6 employees
  • Distribution center for Potter-Roemer®
Potter-Roemer/FirePro - Dale, IL
  • 9,500 sq. ft. facility
  • 5 employees
  • Distribution center for Potter-Roemer®
Potter-Roemer/FirePro - Miami, FL
  • 12,000 sq. ft. facility
  • 5 employees
  • Distribution center for Potter-Roemer®
Elmco & Associates - Sacramento, CA
  • Established in 1945
  • 25,000 sq. ft. facility
  • Founded by Earl L. Morris, Elmco & Associates stocks products from several Morris Group International® divisions, including Acorn Engineering Company and Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.
International Distribution
RBA Group - Sydney, AU
  • Established in 1987
  • 30 employees
  • Stocks products from several Morris Group International® divisions, including Acorn Engineering Company, Whitehall Manufacturing, and AcornVac, Inc.
Morris International ME FZE - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Established in 2011
  • 4 employees
  • Stocks products from several Morris Group International® divisions, including Acorn Engineering Company; Chronomite, Inc.; and Whitehall Manufacturing.
International Distribution
Loggere - Meers, Belgium
  • Established in 1954
  • 28 employees
  • Stocks products from several Morris Group International® divisions, including Acorn Engineering Company and Murdock Manufacturing.
Acorn Thorn - Gloucester, UK
  • Established in 1995
  • 12 employees
  • Stocks products from several Morris Group International® divisions, including Acorn Engineering Company and Murdock Manufacturing.
Elmco Swords - Waipahu, HI
  • Established in 1945
  • Stocks products from several Morris Group International® divisions, including Acorn Engineering Company; Chronomite, Inc., and Murdock Manufacturing.
Elmco & Associates - Hayward, CA
  • Established in 1945
  • 20,000 sq. ft. facility
  • Founded by Earl L. Morris, Elmco & Associates stocks products from several Morris Group International® divisions, including Acorn Engineering Company and Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.
International Distribution
Topserw Company, DBA Murdock Distribution Hub - Zielonka, Poland
  • Established in 1997
  • 40 employees
  • 5,000 sq. ft. facility
  • Topserw specializes in providing solutions to ensure constant access to fresh tap water in public spaces. We offer a wide selection of water delivery and hydration stations that promote ecological, economic and proven solutions, including indoor and outdoor drinking fountains, bottle fillers, water coolers and pet fountains.
Fire-End & Croker - Elmsford, NY
  • Main Office & Warehouse
  • 29 employees
  • 23,000 sq. ft. facility
  • Manufactures and distributes a wide range of Croker® fire protection equipment, as well as equipment for law enforcement, military, and EMS professionals.
Croker Florida - Oakland Park, FL
  • 1 employee
  • 1,500 sq. ft. facility
  • Since 1911, Croker has manufactured and distributed a wide range of fire protection equipment
Fire-End & Croker - Euless, TX
  • 3 employees
  • 4,200 sq. ft. facility
  • Since 1911, Croker has manufactured and distributed a wide range of fire protection equipment
Larsen's Manufacturing Company - Headquarters - Fridley, MN
  • 35 employees
  • 37,100 sq. ft. facility
  • Since 1958, Larsen's Manufacturing Company has supplied customers worldwide with one of the largest and most complete product lines in the fire safety industry.
Larsen's Manufacturing Company - Pompano Beach, FL
  • 11 employees
  • 17,436 sq. ft. facility
  • Since 1958, Larsen's Manufacturing Company has supplied customers worldwide with one of the largest and most complete product lines in the fire safety industry.
Fire-End - Utica, NY
  • Distributes a wide range of fire protection equipment, as well as equipment for law enforcement, military, and EMS professionals.
2.5
MillionSquare Feet of office, manufacturing, and warehouse space

State-of-the-Art Manufacturing

We invest in resources to stay at the cutting edge. With some of the most advanced machines in the world at our disposal, there's almost nothing we can't do.

The Highest Standards

We design, engineer, and manufacture products with precision to meet today's construction and installation trends, including modular design and prefabricated installation, universal design, infection prevention, and much more.

2,000Employees

Strength in Numbers

From the founding vision of Earl L. Morris to the 2,000 employees that make up MGI today, the creativity, ingenuity, dedication, and drive from each and every employee is what makes us who we are.

Expertise, Ingenuity, Innovation

If we don't already know how to make something, we'll figure it out. That's what makes Morris Group International an industry leader.


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A Can-Do Attitude
For Generations

Where it all started

In 1945, Earl L. Morris founded the eponymous Earl L. Morris Company, supplying pipe valves, fittings, and other related products to Southern California shipyards during World War II.

In 1955, Morris founded Acorn Engineering Company as a manufacturing division. Its original product focus—prefabricated, stainless steel shower equipment— expanded to incorporate all types of stainless steel plumbing fixtures for institutional markets and remains a core product line today.

Since then, Acorn acquired new divisions and partnerships to strengthen its offerings and a new parent company was formed. First termed the Acorn Family of Companies, it was renamed Morris Group International in 2012 to reflect the diverse industries and product scope it represents.

Since 2012, the company has nearly doubled, growing from 14 divisions to 28 by the end of 2020. From its founding division to the most recent acquisition, Morris Group International® companies and partners continue to innovate and invent, bringing new products to market and meeting the industry's changing needs.

Don Morris

A Family Tradition

Donald E. Morris has led our company since 1985, first as the President of Acorn Engineering Company and then as the President and CEO of Morris Group International.

Don began his career with Morris Group in 1969 on the manufacturer’s representative side of the business, an experience that stays with him to this day. “I still have a rep mentality,” he says. That rep mentality is key to the way that MGI operates, which Don described as “very flexible, agile and able to adapt to your environment quickly.”

It is those same qualities that have contributed to the company’s extraordinary growth. Under Don’s leadership, the company has added 23 divisions and partnerships, over 1500 employees, and over 2 million sq. ft. of manufacturing and warehouse space.

In 2019, Don celebrated 50 years of service with the company. “People ask me, ‘what’s the difference today from when you started,’ and I say, ‘add zeros.’ Zeros in number of employees, zeros in sales. Really from the business point of view, whether you run 5 employees, 500, or 5,000, I don’t see a lot of difference. If you do it honest, there’s not a lot of difference.”

We engineer and make most everything we sell.
A True Manufacturer
Custom resin pouring for a Neo-Metro® by Acorn EBB® basin
Chronomite® electric tankless water heater assembly
Shaping stainless steel for a Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.® trench drain
Strength in Diversity
We have a singular ability to take on OEM and custom work.
With 28 divisions spanning commercial construction markets from correctional to healthcare to fire safety, Morris Group International has a staggeringly broad range of skills, expertise, and capabilities.
Machine welding ZIP-Trench drain frames
Welding the seam on a Whitehall® whirlpool
Welding an Acorn® Penal-Ware® Combination Toilet/Sink
Manufacturing a Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co® ZIP-Trench system segment
Custom Work
We frequently take on custom work, whether that means customizing an existing product or creating something entirely new. We draw on the expertise and manufacturing capabilities of all our divisions to provide exactly what each customer needs.
OEM Customers

We manufacture a huge variety of parts and products for OEM customers. With MGI's enormous range of capabilities and dedication to in-house engineering and manufacturing expertise, OEM work is a seamless process for our customers.

OEM customers look to balance needs such as product specificity, production flexibility, and smooth and timely delivery. MGI has what it takes to meet these needs. The hassle-free experience has customers returning again and again.

Crafting an Acorn® solid surface shower base
Morris Group International serves a diverse group of customers and markets around the world.
Customer

We provide useful tools to make it easy for architects and engineers to specify our products. These tools include Revit/BIM drawings, 3D drawings, submittals, cross-references, product literature, and more.

Architects and engineers have turned to Morris Group International® divisions and partners to solve many common issues in plumbing and construction. They can be confident in our companies' products, knowing that they conform to all applicable codes and standards and are built to last for decades.

Our divisions and partners are well versed in architectural and design trends across all markets and continually update products to meet these ever-changing needs.

Finally, architects and engineers can be assured our products will satisfy contractors, building owners, and building users due to their superior function, design, and value.

We design products with the installer in mind. All Morris Group International® divisions and partners share a common goal of making the process as seamless as possible. Individual MGI companies provide extensive installation support easily accessible via their websites, including installation manuals, submittals and specification sheets, technical data, and educational videos.

We have always provided products that aid in prefabricated installation. Most recently we have adapted and designed a variety of products and systems across all MGI divisions for use in the growing modular building trend.

In addition to an overall commitment to making our products efficient choices for the contractor, MGI divisions produce a number of specialized Labor Saving product lines designed with the installer in mind. These products save time, require less manpower, and make the contractor's job easier.

Morris Group International® companies manufacture a vast selection of products for non-residential construction markets, including commercial, institutional, government, hospitality, and healthcare sectors. Many of our divisions and partners have been in business for over 50 years.

Our companies design products that are built to last, easy to install and maintain, and meet or exceed all applicable codes and standards. Many of the products we manufacture are constructed from recycled materials and provide water savings over more traditional products, offering an environmentally-friendly way to reduce utility bills.

The quality of our products backs up our time-honored reputation for excellence. Ease of installation and maintenance combined with the water and money savings created by our environmentally friendly products create lasting value for building owners.

Morris Group International® divisions and partners have a strong network of wholesalers, distributors, and sales representatives worldwide.

We provide extensive resources and support to help our wholesalers, distributors, and sales representatives help customers. From regularly updated resources like product literature and videos to submittals, specification sheets, pricing, presentations, and more, we give you the information you need to make customers feel confident choosing MGI products.

We rely on our wholesalers, distributors, and sales reps' feedback to better serve our customers - we want to manufacture the products they need! This tight-knit, two-way relationship is one of our core strengths and a key part of what sets us apart from our competitors.

With our vast range of skills, knowledge, tools, and equipment, Morris Group International is uniquely suited to OEM and custom work. We frequently customize our existing products to tailor them to specifications and manufacture parts and products for our OEM customers.

Many Morris Group International® divisions and partners have been in business for over 50 years. This longevity, combined with the expanse of our knowledge and ease of cross-divisional collaboration, means if you can imagine it, we can make it.

Markets

Commercial buildings are non-residential structures that house establishments such as retail stores, office buildings, sports facilities, industrial facilities, and warehouses. Morris Group International® divisions and partners supply a wide variety of products for commercial applications, all tailored to the facility's specific usage.

MGI products provide the durability needed for commercial facilities while offering pleasing and contemporary aesthetics updated continuously to meet modern design and architecture trends, such as universal design and modular and prefab installation.

Our product lines come in a wide variety of materials, colors, and finishes to fit the décor of your facility and last for years to come.

Correctional facilities have exacting demands. From requiring greater-than-average durability and vandal resistance, products installed in correctional facilities need to withstand a lot.

Products for correctional and justice applications form a core part of Morris Group International® product offerings. With decades of experience designing and engineering fixtures to meet these strict demands, MGI divisions and partners have built a solid reputation in the correctional community.

We manufacture a wide variety of plumbing fixtures designed for correctional and justice applications. These fixtures are built from heavy-duty stainless steel. They include many important features designed to safeguard both inmates and employees, prevent the hiding of contraband within, and meet the growing needs of the world's most forward-thinking justice systems, designers, and architects promoting rehabilitation and reducing recidivism.

Educational facilities need to balance competing demands for durability, vandal-resistance, and aesthetic friendliness. Products built for use in academic buildings need to withstand the high traffic rates that come with students, faculty, and staff without appearing overly institutional. Many schools are on tight budgets and want to maximize eco-friendliness and minimize utility costs.

Morris Group International® divisions and partners produce a wide range of products that meet all of the educational facilities' needs with the required vandal resistance and trouble-free maintenance year after year. We also address the current demand for infection prevention with various handwashing stations, bottle fillers, and touchless sensor-operated drinking fountains and plumbing fixtures.

With many finishes and colors to choose from, fixtures can be customized to match the facility's aesthetics. In some cases, MGI can even manufacture products in custom colors and include the school's logo.

Government buildings are buildings where government business occurs, including courthouses, capitol buildings, town and city halls, post offices, and more. Morris Group International® divisions and partners provide a variety of construction products for use in government buildings.

Our products' superior durability; long-term ease of maintenance; and clean, simple aesthetic means that they will retain their function and value in the long term. Additionally, many of our products are eco-friendly, combining recycled materials with systems designed to minimize water and electricity use for long-term sustainability and lower utility costs.

The majority of our products meet the requirements of the Federal "Made in America" executive order and Buy American laws.

The hospitality market includes hotels and restaurants. Establishments in this sector are looking to enhance their advantage over their competition—creating the proper atmosphere is a critical element of setting a business apart from others.

Front of the house products from Morris Group International® divisions and partners are designed and engineered to meet the Universal Design trend that dominates this industry. Our products continue to be a smart choice for hospitality markets because of the variety of available colors and finishes. Some materials can even be color-matched for a custom look that seamlessly integrates with any aesthetic.

Our back of the house products includes a variety of durable, corrosion resistant, easy to clean, sanitary stainless steel drains and fixtures, and a variety of grease interceptors and mop sinks for the busiest of kitchens.

MGI products are built to last. Our high-quality materials look good for years to come, ensuring that the establishment maintains its look instead of looking worn. Plus, our commitment to sustainability helps keep utility costs low.

Hospitals, clinics, and medical offices need to be outfitted with traditional plumbing products and plumbing products manufactured specifically for medical environments, such as surgical scrub sinks; ligature-resistant plumbing fixtures; and patient care units that combine a sink, toilet, and cabinet, and workstation into one piece of furniture.

In addition to fixtures, healthcare spaces have essential considerations for infection control and behind-the-wall plumbing and drainage. Our products, including carriers, ligature-resistant suites, and vacuum plumbing, significantly reduce installation time, ensuring minimal disruption to surrounding areas.

Morris Group International® divisions and partners provide these products and others, offering solutions for everyday problems faced by healthcare providers. From specially designed products to custom plumbing and drainage solutions, MGI has the expertise to meet these specific demands.

Architect & Engineer

We provide useful tools to make it easy for architects and engineers to specify our products. These tools include Revit/BIM drawings, 3D drawings, submittals, cross-references, product literature, and more.

Architects and engineers have turned to Morris Group International® divisions and partners to solve many common issues in plumbing and construction. They can be confident in our companies' products, knowing that they conform to all applicable codes and standards and are built to last for decades.

Our divisions and partners are well versed in architectural and design trends across all markets and continually update products to meet these ever-changing needs.

Finally, architects and engineers can be assured our products will satisfy contractors, building owners, and building users due to their superior function, design, and value.

Contractor

We design products with the installer in mind. All Morris Group International® divisions and partners share a common goal of making the process as seamless as possible. Individual MGI companies provide extensive installation support easily accessible via their websites, including installation manuals, submittals and specification sheets, technical data, and educational videos.

We have always provided products that aid in prefabricated installation. Most recently we have adapted and designed a variety of products and systems across all MGI divisions for use in the growing modular building trend.

In addition to an overall commitment to making our products efficient choices for the contractor, MGI divisions produce a number of specialized Labor Saving product lines designed with the installer in mind. These products save time, require less manpower, and make the contractor's job easier.

Building Owner

Morris Group International® companies manufacture a vast selection of products for non-residential construction markets, including commercial, institutional, government, hospitality, and healthcare sectors. Many of our divisions and partners have been in business for over 50 years.

Our companies design products that are built to last, easy to install and maintain, and meet or exceed all applicable codes and standards. Many of the products we manufacture are constructed from recycled materials and provide water savings over more traditional products, offering an environmentally-friendly way to reduce utility bills.

The quality of our products backs up our time-honored reputation for excellence. Ease of installation and maintenance combined with the water and money savings created by our environmentally friendly products create lasting value for building owners.

Wholesaler, Distributor & Sales Rep

Morris Group International® divisions and partners have a strong network of wholesalers, distributors, and sales representatives worldwide.

We provide extensive resources and support to help our wholesalers, distributors, and sales representatives help customers. From regularly updated resources like product literature and videos to submittals, specification sheets, pricing, presentations, and more, we give you the information you need to make customers feel confident choosing MGI products.

We rely on our wholesalers, distributors, and sales reps' feedback to better serve our customers - we want to manufacture the products they need! This tight-knit, two-way relationship is one of our core strengths and a key part of what sets us apart from our competitors.

OEM & Custom

With our vast range of skills, knowledge, tools, and equipment, Morris Group International is uniquely suited to OEM and custom work. We frequently customize our existing products to tailor them to specifications and manufacture parts and products for our OEM customers.

Many Morris Group International divisions and partners have been in business for over 50 years. This longevity, combined with the expanse of our knowledge and ease of cross-divisional collaboration, means if you can imagine it, we can make it.

Commercial

Commercial buildings are non-residential structures that house establishments such as retail stores, office buildings, sports facilities, industrial facilities, and warehouses. Morris Group International® divisions and partners supply a wide variety of products for commercial applications, all tailored to the facility's specific usage.

MGI products provide the durability needed for commercial facilities while offering pleasing and contemporary aesthetics updated continuously to meet modern design and architecture trends, such as universal design and modular and prefab installation.

Our product lines come in a wide variety of materials, colors, and finishes to fit the décor of your facility and last for years to come.

Correctional

Correctional facilities have exacting demands. From requiring greater-than-average durability and vandal resistance, products installed in correctional facilities need to withstand a lot.

Products for correctional and justice applications form a core part of Morris Group International® product offerings. With decades of experience designing and engineering fixtures to meet these strict demands, MGI divisions and partners have built a solid reputation in the correctional community.

We manufacture a wide variety of plumbing fixtures designed for correctional and justice applications. These fixtures are built from heavy-duty stainless steel. They include many important features designed to safeguard both inmates and employees, prevent the hiding of contraband within, and meet the growing needs of the world's most forward-thinking justice systems, designers, and architects promoting rehabilitation and reducing recidivism.

Educational

Educational facilities need to balance competing demands for durability, vandal-resistance, and aesthetic friendliness. Products built for use in academic buildings need to withstand the high traffic rates that come with students, faculty, and staff without appearing overly institutional. Many schools are on tight budgets and want to maximize eco-friendliness and minimize utility costs.

Morris Group International® divisions and partners produce a wide range of products that meet all of the educational facilities' needs with the required vandal resistance and trouble-free maintenance year after year. We also address the current demand for infection prevention with various handwashing stations, bottle fillers, and touchless sensor-operated drinking fountains and plumbing fixtures.

With many finishes and colors to choose from, fixtures can be customized to match the facility's aesthetics. In some cases, MGI can even manufacture products in custom colors and include the school's logo.

Government

Government buildings are buildings where government business occurs, including courthouses, capitol buildings, town and city halls, post offices, and more. Morris Group International® divisions and partners provide a variety of construction products for use in government buildings.

Our products' superior durability; long-term ease of maintenance; and clean, simple aesthetic means that they will retain their function and value in the long term. Additionally, many of our products are eco-friendly, combining recycled materials with systems designed to minimize water and electricity use for long-term sustainability and lower utility costs.

The majority of our products meet the requirements of the Federal "Made in America" executive order and Buy American laws.

Hospitality

The hospitality market includes hotels and restaurants. Establishments in this sector are looking to enhance their advantage over their competition—creating the proper atmosphere is a critical element of setting a business apart from others.

Front of the house products from Morris Group International® divisions and partners are designed and engineered to meet the Universal Design trend that dominates this industry. Our products continue to be a smart choice for hospitality markets because of the variety of available colors and finishes. Some materials can even be color-matched for a custom look that seamlessly integrates with any aesthetic.

Our back of the house products includes a variety of durable, corrosion resistant, easy to clean, sanitary stainless steel drains and fixtures, and a variety of grease interceptors and mop sinks for the busiest of kitchens.

MGI products are built to last. Our high-quality materials look good for years to come, ensuring that the establishment maintains its look instead of looking worn. Plus, our commitment to sustainability helps keep utility costs low.

Healthcare

Hospitals, clinics, and medical offices need to be outfitted with traditional plumbing products and plumbing products manufactured specifically for medical environments, such as surgical scrub sinks; ligature-resistant plumbing fixtures; and patient care units that combine a sink, toilet, and cabinet, and workstation into one piece of furniture.

In addition to fixtures, healthcare spaces have essential considerations for infection control and behind-the-wall plumbing and drainage. Our products, including carriers, ligature-resistant suites, and vacuum plumbing, significantly reduce installation time, ensuring minimal disruption to surrounding areas.

Morris Group International® divisions and partners provide these products and others, offering solutions for everyday problems faced by healthcare providers. From specially designed products to custom plumbing and drainage solutions, MGI has the expertise to meet these specific demands.