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Fort Worth-based Morrison Supply Company announces the formation of MORSCO—an umbrella wholesale distribution company founded on the shoulders of our country's leading suppliers: Morrison Supply Company (98 years), Express Pipe & Supply (24 years), Farnsworth Wholesale (21 years), Wholesale Specialties (42 years), and the recently launched Expressions Home Gallery.
MORSCO has 100+ branches and showrooms in over eight states, and is the largest distributor of plumbing supplies in the Southwest. MORSCO branches also distribute commercial and residential plumbing, lighting, appliances, HVAC, pipe, valves, fittings, oil & gas and waterworks supplies.
In 2011, Advent International purchased controlling shares of Morrison Supply Company; shortly thereafter, Chip Hornsby was appointed CEO. With him, Hornsby brought years of wholesale distribution experience, and has since led the charge on the company’s growth and expansion. With the acquisitions of several multi-unit distributors throughout the Southwest (Express Pipe & Supply in 2012; Farnsworth Wholesale in 2013; and Wholesale Specialties in 2014), and with the launch of the premier showroom brand Expressions Home Gallery in 2015, MORSCO has solidified its position in the Southwest.
In addition to Hornsby, a management team of industry veterans has joined together, making MORSCO the supplier of choice to contractors, and attracting top talent across the organization. By 2014, the company had crossed the $1 billion sales mark. Now in 2015, MORSCO continues on the same path of upward movement.
“Announcing MORSCO as an umbrella entity was a logical next step for us as our company continues to grow,” says Hornsby. “We have so much history with the Morrison Supply Company brand and our relationship with the great city of Fort Worth, and look forward to our continued expansion, not only in Fort Worth but across the country.”
MORSCO headquarters are now located at the Water Gardens Tower in downtown Fort Worth. The Water Gardens Tower, built in 1930 and steeped in history, prominently and proudly bears the name MORSCO.