Fort Worth, Texas-based MORSCO (No. 13 Supply House Times Premier 150 rankings) has acquired substantially all the assets of DeVore & Johnson (No. 103 Premier 150 rankings), a plumbing distributor with four locations in Georgia (three in metro Atlanta and one in Athens). The locations will continue to operate as DeVore & Johnson, a MORSCO Company.

DeVore & Johnson, founded in 1950, has branches in Forest Park, Suwanee and Kennesaw in the Atlanta metro area. It is based out of Athens.

 “Welcoming DeVore & Johnson into the MORSCO family fits perfectly with our goal of expanding our footprint in the Southeast,” MORSCO CEO Chip Hornsby said.

MORSCO will open an office in the Southeast to better leverage growth plans, it said. With the entry into Atlanta, MORSCO is now a market participant in four of the top nine MSAs in the United States.