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OUR PROUD HISTORY OF QUALITY and SERVICE

For over 40 years, Morrill Industries, Inc. has been the leader in the design and manufacture of top quality irrigation equipment and products for the irrigation industry. Every product we manufacture reflects the our emphasis on craftsmanship, workmanship and quality.

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Morrill Industries, Inc. was founded in 1953 by Leelan Morrill under the name of Mike’s Welding. Leelan (nicknamed Mike by his brother) specialized in the welding and repair of farm equipment in the local area of California’s Central San Joaquin Valley.

Initially Mike’s Welding was operated as a one man enterprise. Like many new companies, the early years were filled with both excitement and challenges. His dedication to quality and service would be the cornerstone of his family’s future.

The years passed quickly. Leelan’s reputation for quality and service grew, and the demand for his services increased. As Mike’s Welding expanded Leelan brought members of his immediate family into the business as active participants.

In the Early 1970’s the company expanded its service to include irrigation equipment design and manufacturing, which accounted for 80% of the companies revenue by 1978 and by 1980 accounted for 100%.

By 1984, Mike’s Welding was well established as a quality manufacturer of irrigation equipment. Leelan Morrill was proud of his hard work and the many years it took to bring about his hard earned reality. It was time to take his company to the next level. Leelan knew that his company had the potential to become an industry leader. He also knew that it would be others in his family that would take Mike’s Welding to that next level. Leelan had instilled the ethics of commitment to quality and hard work into his children from an early age, and he knew that they were ready for the challenge. Leelan was ready to step aside to enjoy the fruits of his labors.

In 1985 four members of Leelan’s immediate family formed a general partnership and incorporated the business as Morrill Industries, Inc. The name of Mike’s Welding was still used as an active “dba”.

April of 1992 marked a sad event. Owner and founder, Leelan Morrill suffered a massive heart attack and passed away three weeks later. His passing marked the end of an era.

In 1996 the company continued to expand its product line and broaden its customer base. The “dba” of Mike’s Welding was retired and the use of MORRILL INDUSTRIES, INC. was adopted. This change gave opportunity to expand the company’s influence to the far reaches and beyond. A comprehensive distributor program was then launched to streamline its services and to provide local representation to its expanding customer base.

Today MORRILL INDUSTRIES, INC. is well positioned to comfortably serve a vast world market that has been energized by the dynamics of the Internet and provides our irrigation equipment and products world wide.