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 Charlevoix in the town of
East Jordan. Known as East Jordan Iron Works for over 125
years, the company has become an international leader in
the design, manufacture, and distribution of access solutions
for water, sewer, drainage, telecommunications, and utility
The Visitor Center features various exhibits about the history,
process, products, and global presence of the company.
Come visit us today.
Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Other times by appointment
EJ is the leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of access solutions for water, sewer, drainage, telecommunications and utility networks worldwide. EJ offers the broadest range of high-quality infrastructure access solutions. Products include municipal and construction castings: manhole frames and covers; drainage and trench grates, fire hydrants and valves; valve boxes, aluminum access hatches, and detectable warning plates. Our distribution coverage continues to expand into new markets.
As an entrepreneurial family-owned company, we have a long, successful heritage of meeting change with innovation. Since our founding in 1883, we have grown by providing access solutions to meet the demands of the world’s growing infrastructure. You’re determined to build a stronger community, and we’re determined to deliver solutions that help you do it. EJ helps communities like yours maintain a sustainable water, sewer and street infrastructure. Fueled by innovation, our design, manufacturing and distribution processes continue to evolve—creating solutions that provide an unparalleled customer experience.
Since 2012, EJ has consolidated its business, including East Jordan Iron Works, Inc., East Jordan, Michigan, USA, and its affiliated companies including Norinco in France, Cavanagh in Ireland, McCoy Construction Castings in Canada, HaveStock in Australia, and numerous other North American acquisitions under one global brand. One name and brand unifies the company and supports our vision to be the leader in infrastructure access solutions.
For more information about EJ and its history, please visit the EJ Visitor Center page or americas.ejco.com.
Friends of the Jordan River Watershed, organized in late 1990, is a grassroots, non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve the natural resources and protect the environmental quality of the Jordan River and its watershed.
Our goals include: Preserving the natural character of the river and watershed; Informing and educating the public about our activities and issues involving the Jordan River Watershed; Protecting water quality; Promoting wise resource management on public and private lands within the watershed; Facilitating the coordination of policies and actions of various individuals, groups, and agencies affecting the environment within the watershed; Developing financial resources to carry out our mission and goals; and Pursuing broad-based support for our activities.
Over the years, FOJ has hosted numerous public information seminars and activities and continues to network with many groups and organizations as well as mentoring students on water quality and natural resource issues. We steadfastly remain an advocate for the wild and scenic Jordan River and its watershed, seek ways to remediate abuses of the past and strive to balance sustainable use for the future.
FOJ needs and welcomes the support and participation of all those who value the pristine natural wonders freely found within the Jordan River Watershed. For more information, or to become a member, please visit our website or contact Ashley Cousens, our Program Director.
Raven Hill Discovery Center is a regional science and technology center. It is located on 157 acres in a rural area of northwestern Lower Michigan next to the Little Traverse Conservancy’s Raven Ridge Nature Preserve. It is also a cultural, historical and art center. Raven Hill Discovery Center is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history & the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors. Connections emerge through classes, exhibits and facilities that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. The Center is located between East Jordan & Boyne City, just off C-48 at Pearsall Road. Can’t make it during regular hours? Call to schedule an appointment at your convenience. For more information, phone 231-536-3369 or toll free 877-833-4254 or email email@example.com. You can also check the Center’s website: http://www.RavenHillDiscoveryCenter.org for more information.
Golf … Ski … Lodging … Dining
Golf, Tennis, Ski, Pool, Hiking, Biking, Snow Boarding, Cross Country Skiing, Convention Center
PACKAGES: Golf & Ski
Things happen at Boyne Mountain. If you’ve been here, you know. If you haven’t, take our word. We understand how to have fun. And not just the kind of fun people talk about at work on Monday morning – but the kind that keeps you smiling to yourself all week long.
The East Jordan Freedom Festival is East Jordan’s signature festival. The week long schedule of events offers something for the whole family. The week kicks off on Tuesday and continues throughout the week with an outdoor movie for all ages, Old Time Kids Games on Wednesday evening followed by a Wii Dance Contest for young and old and Glow Bowling for the teens. Thursday offers a Farmer’s Market in the morning with Schmidt Amusements, and Live Music in the Park for the evening. Friday is a favorite with locals, as well as, visitors from near and far with the Youth Parade, Friday Night Block Party with Live Music, Button Drawings for great prizes and vendor booths from local non-profits. Saturday is the highlight of the week with the Jordan Valley Triathlon, Grand Parade, Food Vendors, Live Entertainment in the park followed by the Lip Sync Contest, Prize Raffle, Festival 500 Raffle and much more. The evening ends with the Fabulous Fireworks shot from a barge in the middle of the beautiful South Arm of Lake Charlevoix and synchronized to music. The weeks ends with the Freedom Lovers Breakfast put on by the Sno-Mobilers Club. Please make plans to join us in East Jordan for this fun filled week of events.
Castle Farms of Charlevoix is one of Michigan’s premier historic tour attractions and destination wedding venues. This beautiful French Renaissance castle built in 1918 features soaring stone towers, romantic courtyards and magnificent gardens, plus Norm, the Castle’s very own dragon! Museum quality collections showcased throughout the Castle include antique toys, castles, and royalty memorabilia from around the world. The Castle’s Outdoor Model Railroad is the largest in Michigan, with 68 G-scale trains steaming across more than 1/2 mile of track. The Castle also provides the perfect venue for weddings, proms, corporate events, or private parties. Open year round, Castle Farms is listed on the National and State Historic Registries.
Bowling Alley … Hamburgers, Pizza, Paninis, Sandwiches, Dinners
HOURS: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.
SPECIALTY: Hamburgers, Pizza, Paninis, Sandwiches, Dinners
Burnette Foods, Inc. is built on 50 years of strong family leadership, a dedicated workforce and ideal Midwestern locations for the production and distribution of shelf stable processed fruits and vegetables. Burnette Foods, Inc. produces a variety of fruit, vegetable products, juices and sauces and in a variety of containers. The company sells to many of the nation’s leading retail companies, food service distributors and industrial users. The company continues to add to its product lines through internal innovation and strategic acquisitions.
Sommerset Pointe is a Premier Facility and marina on the shores of Lake Charlevoix. Weddings, Event Facilities, Club.
Make your up north vacation the best one ever. Spend the day exploring the countryside and small towns and villages along C-48 the Breezeway.
The C-48 Breezeway is a well known scenic route connecting Atwood, Ellsworth, East Jordan and Boyne Falls. Not only is it the fastest route from point A (Atwood) to point B (Boyne Falls) but this 25 mile scenic rural ride is sure to please everyone. This scenic route offers everything from spectacular views, award winning cuisine, nature preserves, orchards, attractions, artisans, and much more. C-48 The Breezeway signs clearly mark its route through beautiful forests and valley vistas, drumlin carved hillsides dotted with orchards and various lakes along its way. Visit the website at www.ridethebreezeway.com
Holiday Community Night – Thursday, December 7, 2017
Holiday Light Parade – Thursday, December 7, 2017 Registration Form
Sno-Blast – January 19 – 21, 2017
November 27, 2017 – Holiday Business After Hours, Blue Smoke – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Sponsored by EJ
Entry by donations (to benefit local food pantry)
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2017
JRAC Holiday Arts Fair – Saturday, November 11, 2017 – EJMHS
Atwood Christmas Celebration – December 2, 2017
Jordan Valley Community Band Concert – December 3, 2017 – 3:00 PM
Ellsworth Wooden Shoe Holiday Festival – Banks Township Hall, December 6, 2017
Holiday Community Night – December 7, 2017
E.J. Lion’s Club Lighted Christmas Village, December 7 – January 4, E.J. Tourist Park