EJ Group, Inc.

EJ Group, Inc.

EJ is the world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of access solutions for water, sewer, drainage, telecommunications and utility networks worldwide. With ingenuity and craft, we have shaped molten iron into products that serve as the infrastructure of neighborhoods, villages and cities. With integrity and heart, we have responded to our customer`s needs and expectations and built names for ourselves: East Jordan Iron Works, Cavanagh, Norinco, McCoy and Havestock. Our family heritage and legacy have been the cornerstones of our journey. We are now a global enterprise that spans 5 continents promoting innovation, quality and a commitment to customer service. Our commercial presence worldwide includes 50 sales offices, 10 manufacturing facilities and multiple research and development centers.

Company details

301 Spring Street , East Jordan , Michigan 49727 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

We are now a global enterprise that spans 5 continents promoting innovation, quality and a commitment to customer service. Our commercial presence worldwide includes 50 sales offices,10 manufacturing facilities and multiple research and development centers.

We are a family-owned company supplying access solutions for the world's infrastructure

The global leader in infrastructure access solutions


  • Safety and Security
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Respect for Others
  • Quality and Excellence
  • Social Responsibility

Our Promise:
We are the global leader in providing the best infrastructure access solutions fueled by innovation and driven to deliver unparalleled customer service.

Our commitment to you is that we will continue to create ingenious customer-oriented solutions that improve peoples' lives. We will do that in ways that are smarter, greener, and safer than ever before.

We look forward to working with you.


The EJ legacy dates back to 1883 when William E Malpass and his father in law Richard W Round established a foundry on the shores of Lake Michigan, USA in the town of East Jordan.  This foundry was called East Jordan Iron Works and originally produced castings for machine parts, ship parts, agricultural parts and railroads.  Soon after the company was founded, W.E. Malpass called upon his brother James, a journeyman machinist in England, to join the firm.

When the lumbering era came to a close, EJIW expanded into new markets allowing continued success in changing times.  The company shifted to the production of street castings, water works valves, and fire hydrants.  In the 1920s and 30s William E. gradually transferred management to his three sons, William Henry 'Will' Malpass, Richard Ward 'Dick' Malpass, and Theodore Edward 'Ted' Malpass.

As technology advanced during the 1950s and 60s, the third generation of leadership emerged.  Will's son, W.E. 'Bill' Malpass, and Ted's son, F. Bruce Malpass, converted the foundry by installing an automated, high-pressure molding line known as the Taccone Line.  The new highly sophisticated equipment maximized production capabilities for the foundry.

Since the mid-1980s the business has been led by the fourth generation:  Fred Malpass, son of Bill Malpass, and Tracy and Tad Malpass, sons of F. Bruce Malpass.  Using the same entrepreneurial spirit as the founders they have transformed EJ into an international leader of innovative access solutions by modernizing it's facilities, acquiring and opening additional branch operations across the USA, while expanding internationally by acquiring foundries in Europe, China and Australia.  EJ now supplies products to infrastructure projects in over 150 countries across the world.


Exceptional products. Exceptional development.
We complement our extensive in-house knowledge with third-party research and input from industry experts. Our product designers use the latest software to generate designs. We also ensure that our products perform optimally through finite element analsis, in-house tests on materials, and load tests on product prototypes. We further verify that our products stand up under today's demands through our on-road testing and research. Once we are satisfied that our products will best meet customer needs, we manufacture them in best-in-class facilities and distribute them in over 140 countries.

Customer-driven. Constant innovation.
Personal safety for every EJ employee is imperative. We incorporate safe practices into every process, product and service we provide - from design and manufacture, through distribution and end use.

Our highly trained and experienced in-house product development teams will provide the optimum solutions to solve our customers' challenges. We will continue to explore the use of alternative materials for special application areas.

With the combined strengths of the EJ global network, no other company matches our:

  • customer care
  • inventory levels
  • product range
  • certified quality
  • technical expertise
  • product development
  • manufacturing capacity

Customized casting. Optimum performance.
We allow customers to customize many of our products with permanent messages and images. Our products are designed to provide optimum performance.

Our legacy of continuous improvement, innovation and safety will extend far into the future.