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Acorn Engineering Company, the founding member of Morris Group International, was established in Los Angeles, California, in 1954 by Earl L. Morris. Morris had previously established the Earl L. Morris Company in 1945 as a manufacturer’s representative to sell plumbing products, and he founded Acorn to manufacture the products he most enjoyed selling — those specified by the engineer.
In the beginning, Acorn Engineering Company primarily manufactured a broad line of floor sinks and prefabricated stainless-steel shower equipment. As Acorn’s product line expanded, the foundation of Acorn remained steadfast: to design and produce the finest quality plumbing products at competitive prices.
Acorn Engineering Company quickly grew to become a world leader in the manufacturing of stainless steel plumbing fixtures, valued in correctional facilities and high-traffic areas for its vandal resistance and durability. The latest technologies in laser cutting and deep-draw press have only served to reinforce quality and longevity.
Through the years, Acorn Engineering Company expanded through growth, acquisitions, partnerships, alliances and jointly owned companies. The group of companies and partnerships came to be known as the Acorn Family of Companies. In 2012, the name Acorn Family of Companies was changed to Morris Group International to better reflect the diverse nature of the businesses and product lines.
Today, Morris Group International includes 25 divisions and partnerships and operates with more than 1,700 employees, more than 75 patents, and more than 2 million square feet of office and manufacturing space worldwide. From stainless steel toilets, to engineered plumbing and drainage products, to vacuum plumbing systems, its products come out of its many facilities in North America ready to meet the needs of any construction or building project.
Because the company researches, designs and manufactures its own products, customers have the benefit of going to one supplier to get the job done with choices that meet ADA requirements, environmental concerns, and the highest standards for safety and design.