Fortiline Opens Branch in Friendswood, Texas

Friendswood, TX – (December 6, 2016) – Fortiline Waterworks (Fortiline), one of the largest waterworks distributors in the United States, is now open in Friendswood, Texas, replacing Morrison Supply Company’s waterworks branch at 14500 Beamer Road, Friendswood, Texas, 77546. The Friendswood branch features a fully stocked 12,000-square-foot warehouse with a 10-acre yard. With this new branch, Fortiline now has 44 distribution branches in 12 states.

Fortiline will provide local customers with a high-density polyethylene piping (HDPE) product line at the Friendswood location, as well as McElroy fusion equipment for rental or purchase. Fortiline’s HDPE Fusion Group is ready to assist customers with the growing use of HDPE products, particularly in water and wastewater applications.

“The Fortiline Friendswood branch has a knowledgeable staff in place, which will ensure the highest level of customer service from day one,” said Mike Swedick, President and CEO of Fortiline. “Fortiline has a solid presence in Texas, with four existing branches across the state, so we know this region well. We are eager to leverage our vendor relationships here to offer new and current customers in the Houston area expanded product lines, the best value and superior customer service.”

Fortiline, the second-largest wholesale distributor of underground water, sewer and storm utility products in the United States, was acquired by MORSCO, a Fort Worth-based distributor of commercial and residential plumbing products, heating and cooling equipment (HVAC), and pipe, valves and fittings (PVF) on October 31, 2016. The acquisition provides MORSCO’s vendors and customers with greater opportunities, specifically through Morrison Supply Company’s waterworks branches transitioning to Fortiline stores to leverage Fortiline’s vendor and customer relationships.

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About Fortiline
Fortiline Waterworks, headquartered in Concord, N.C., is the second-largest wholesale distributor of underground water, sewer and storm utility products in the United States. Founded in 1997, Fortiline distributes more than 75,000 SKUs to a diverse base of more than 4,500 contractor, developer and municipal customers through a network of 44 branches in 12 states in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. The company’s vision is to be the preferred and most trusted resource for utility infrastructure product solutions and Fortiline backs that with specialty divisions and extensive inventory at locations across the country. To learn more, visit

MORSCO is a leading U.S. distributor of commercial and residential plumbing, waterworks and HVAC supplies. The company was founded nearly 100 years ago, in Fort Worth, Texas, and is now one of the fastest growing companies in its market. MORSCO is a private company sponsored by Advent International and led by a team of industry veterans. The MORSCO family of operating units consists of Express Pipe & Supply (CA), Farnsworth Wholesale Company (AZ), Morrison Supply Company (TX, OK, NM, LA, KS), Murray Supply Company (NC, SC, VA), Wholesale Specialties (CO), DeVore & Johnson (GA), Fortiline Waterworks (AL, FL, GA, KS, KY, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA) and MORSCO’s premier showroom offering in these markets, Expressions Home Gallery. For additional information regarding MORSCO or any of its brands, please visit the website at