About Us

EJ is the world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of access solutions

EJ is the global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of access solutions for the world’s growing infrastructure. From water and sewer, to drainage, telecommunication, and utility projects, EJ has the solution to fit your project’s needs.

The EJ legacy dates back to 1883 when our first manufacturing facility was built in East Jordan, Michigan, USA. Decades later, we are now a global enterprise that spans six continents – promoting innovation, quality, and a commitment to customer service.

Exceptional Solutions

Our Mission

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

EJ is a family-owned company that has a long history of fostering strong customer relationships. As a family business, we have the freedom to exercise our family values, which have been carried down for generations, without compromise. This heritage is our charter, our compass, and our guide.

EJ employees standing during a production review meeting at Muskeegon Composites manufacturing facility.

Our Vision

The global leader in infrastructure access solutions

We have expanded and opened many additional branch operations across the U.S., while growing internationally to Europe, Asia, and Australia. Our commercial presence worldwide includes fifty sales offices, ten manufacturing facilities, several distribution hubs, and multiple research and development centers.

Our Values

Our values, which have been passed down for generations, are the essence of our company’s identity, and our guide for making decisions. These values have provided us with a solid reputation, sustained us through difficult economies, and have allowed us to flourish during times of growth and prosperity. The core strength of our business is our dedicated employees – employees who embrace these values, understand the importance of relationships, and strive for excellence. Today, EJ continues to be 100% owned and operated by the fourth and fifth generations of the Malpass family. Many things have changed over the course of five generations, but one thing has not – our commitment to operating under the guidance of a clear set of values, and holding ourselves to the highest standards.

EJ employee showing 3D models to a customer at a national trade show.Safety and Security

  • No job is so important that it needs to be done in an unsafe manner
  • Our employees are proactive about their safety, the safety of others, and look for ways to continuously improve our processes
  • We take safety beyond the manufacturing process and optimize our products by adding safety features for our customers – features that allow for safe shipping, installation, and operation

Honesty and Integrity

  • We do what is right for our customers, employees, and shareholders
  • We follow through with our actions, comply with legal and regulatory requirements, and align ourselves with others that share similar values

EJ employees smiling while looking at documents in the Ardmore Foundry officesEnvironmental Responsibility

  • EJ is committed to operate in full compliance with the letter and spirit of environmental laws and regulations
  • We work hard to minimize our footprint by using thoughtful production processes and controls, as well as designing and supplying products that encourage environmental best practices

Respect for Others

  • We cultivate respect by being accountable for our actions, being considerate to others, and actively listening
  • We work hard to create a positive and trusting atmosphere, which makes EJ not only a great company to do business with, but also a great place to work

Quality and Excellence

  • Our culture is one of excellence
  • Our goal is to always meet or exceed customer expectations by demanding the best of ourselves
  • Our customers deserve the best solutions, outstanding service, and the highest quality products

Social Responsibility

  • We promote work practices and policies that support individuals and their families, encourage our employees to be socially responsible, and strive to be a good and helpful neighbor

Our History

The EJ legacy dates back to 1883 when the first foundry was established in East Jordan, Michigan, USA. Learn more about our history at our Company History page.

Our Commitment

Our commitment to you is that we will continue to create customer-oriented solutions that greatly improve access to infrastructure. We will do that in ways that are safe and environmentally friendly, while holding ourselves to the highest standards.

We look forward to working with you.

We are EJ.

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