CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — The Acorn Family of Companies has officially changed its name to Morris Group International.
The new name will allow the company to better acknowledge and promote its diverse line of businesses, including Acorn Engineering Company, the founding company, as well as all of the other divisions formerly under the Acorn Family of Companies umbrella.
Acorn Engineering Co. manufactures stainless steel plumbing products and systems for the institutional, commercial, and residential markets. In the beginning, Acorn primarily manufactured a broad line of floor sinks and prefabricated stainless steel shower equipment.
In 1953, Earl Morris founded the Earl L. Morris Company (ELMCO) in downtown Los Angeles. After his years of experience selling plumbing products, Morris found that the type of products he enjoyed selling the most were those specified by the engineer. In 1954, he established a new manufacturing division called Acorn Engineering, which grew to become a leading manufacturer of stainless steel plumbing fixtures, valued in correctional facilities for their vandal-resistance and durability.