We are proud to say that we are a "Veteran owned and operated company" and support all our troops around the world. "Thank You" for your Service to our Nation.
1885 - The Moritz Embroidery Works was founded in Philadelphia by Mr. Carl J. Moritz.
1940 - Carl J Moritz Jr. joins his Father and started putting in time at Moritz Embroidery. After graduating high school in 1943 and serving with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Carl J. Moritz, Jr. was honorably discharged in 1946 and returned to work with his father.
March 1943 - The Moritz Embroidery Works in Philadelphia, a Swiss born embroidery company, declines to make war related emblems for the U. S. Government; instead striking a deal to manufacture embroidered National Red Cross shoulder emblems.
June 1955 - Mr. Carl J. Moritz receives the coveted Silver Beaver Award from the Valley Forge Council B.S.A. for his meritorious service to the Philadelphia based Boy Scout Council. According to our records, sometime in 1950 the first generation at Moritz Embroidery started working with Boy Scout Councils around the U.S by proividing them with there "Shifflie Embroidered" scouting event emblems and neckerchiefs.
July 1956 - Mr. Carl J. Moritz, the founder of The Moritz Embroidery Works, dies leaving his only son Carl J. Moritz Jr. as President of The Moritz Embroidery Works Inc.
1965 Carl J. Moritz, III joins the Moritz Embroidery Works, Inc. and is presently the Corporate Vice President. Carl III left his position at Moritz Embroidery in 1967 to join the Army’s 101st Airborne Div. and serve his country in Vietnam in 1967 and again in 1968 during the Thet Offensive. While serving his country in Vietnam, SGT. Moritz was wounded in battle and was sent to camp Zama Army Hospital in Japan for medical rehabilitation. In 1968 SGT. Moritz returned to Vietnam and was reassigned to the 82nd Airborne Div. During his 2nd tour in Vietnam, SGT. Moritz received the Purple Heart, Soldiers Medal of Valor, Bronze Star, Air Medal with Oak leaf clusters and Distinguished Service Medals. SGT. Moritz was honorably discharged from the Army Airborne in March of 1970 and rejoined the family embroidery business as the night shift foreman.
1968 - Stephen J. Moritz Sr. joins the firm and is presently the Corporate Secretary/Treasurer. Stephen is also our company CFO and enjoys life with his wife and 3 children.
February 1972 – President Nixon returns from historic visit to China: After ground breaking talks with the Chinese, President Nixon returns on Air Force One to a media reception at his JFK Airport Hanger, broadcasting live on national television. Included at the reception were 25 U.S. Marine Trumpeters. On each trumpet hung a large white valor pennant with an embroidered Presidential Seal on it. These 25 Custom Embroidered hanging trumpet pennants were ordered by The Philadelphia Defense & Supply Command and manufactured by The Moritz Embroidery Works Inc.
April 1972 - Opening Night in New York for Frank Sinatra Jr. and his wacky movie “Taxi”. The Moritz Embroidery Works Inc. manufacturers opening night Tour Jackets for Mr. Sinatra and his staff.
July 1972 - Democratic National Convention - Miami Beach. The Moritz Embroidery Works manufacturers Embroidered Convention Emblems for the Democratic Party and George McGovern & Thomas Eagleton.
February 1980 - Pink Floyd premiers “The Wall" Tour at the Nassau Coliseum, on Long Island New York. The Moritz Embroidery Works Inc. manufactures the Tour Jackets for this 20 month long Capital Records world tour.
November 1980 - The Jazz Singer starring Neil Diamond. Written by Neil Diamond Originally performed by Neil Diamond. Sound track recorded by Capital Records The Jazz Singer Tour Jackets were manufactured by The Moritz Embroidery Works
1983 – ZZ TOP released the Eliminator Album, which was named after Gibbon’s Hot Rod Ford coupe, featured on the cover. The album went multi-platinum, staying on the charts for 135 weeks. The Moritz Embroidery Works Inc. was the official manufacturer of the tour jacket embroidered emblems. The emblems were exact reproductions in every detail of the artwork on the Eliminator Album Cover.
1984 - Wayne Gretzky “Greatness Personified”. Few careers were more star-studded or classy than that of Wayne Gretzky. The Hall of Fame center rewrote the NHL record book with singular blend of skill and savvy.The Moritz Embroidery Works Inc is the official manufacturer of the Wayne Gretzky embroidered Hockey Jersey Emblem
1987 -The Moritz Embroidery Works, Inc. leaves Philadelphia and moves to its newly completed 25,000 sq ft. manufacturing facility in Monroe County in the Pocono Mountain Business Park in Mount Pocono, PA bringing over 75 new long term jobs to the Pocono area.
1990 Moritz Embroidery orders and has built 2 of the largest Tajima Embroidery Machines known to man
from Hirsch Internationl Co. The Tajima "30" Head 9 thread color Machines are launched for the first time at Moritz Embroidery Works Inc in Mt. Pocono, PA for their Embroidered Emblem Production.
1990 Moritz Embroidery partners with and offshore Emblem Company in Taiwan in order to compete with the growing off shore emblem market.
1991 – New Directions, New Horizons - Although embroidery is still Moritz Embroidery's main livelihood, Carl Moritz, III develops QDT / Products by Moritz. QDT( Quick Design Transfer ) is a division of The Moritz Embroidery Works Inc. specializing in computer hardware and software systems for the embroidery industry and is marketing their PC systems and software worldwide. Carl III’s two sons, Carl Joseph & Brian Moritz, also help with the daily operations of this new embroidery software company.
1991 - The USS Wisconsin BB-64 and it crew return victorious from Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf. The Moritz Embroidery Works, Inc. manufactures a embroidered commorative Desert Storm Jacket Back Emblems for the ship’s crew.
1992 Carl Joseph Moritz son of Carl J. Moritz III, VP, becomes Moritz Embroidery's Plant Manager and carries on the Moritz tradition of Excellence & Quality over 5 generations of Moritz family members since 1885. Carl Joseph oversees all of our embroidery production in Mt. Pocono, PA. and also maintains a list of some of our best customers and he offers sales support and new products on a daily basis.
1992 Moritz Embroidery and it's off shore partners open a brand new modern factory in Asisa with 25 New Tajima Embroidery machines. We have always offered some of the finest American Made Emblems in our factory in Mt. Pocono, Pa. and now we can offer quality made off shore emblems for those customers who insist on them.
1993 Moritz Embroidery helps to develop the first PC Controlled Shifflie Embroidery Machines and Shifflie Editing and Stitch Processing PC System with Wilcom USA.
April 1995 - Steve Moritz, CFO presents a personalized embroidered jacket to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge and receives a letter of excellence from the Governor for working on his project.
In November 1995 - Steve Moritz named Business Person of the Year by The Pocono Mountain Chamber of Commerce and receives an award plaque and letter of congratulations from the Pennsylvania Senate.
1997 November 2005 - President George W. Bush visits Tobyhanna Army Depot.The President arrives to address military and civilian workers as well as invited guests at the depot. The Moritz Embroidery Works, Inc. manufactures and presents embroidered “Tobyhanna Army Depot ‘Excellence In Electronics’” Award Jacket to President George W. Bush & COL. Tracy L. Ellis, base commander.
1997 - Major League Baseball All Star Game Emblems.
1996, 1997, 1998 - Major League The Moritz Embroidery Works, Inc. is contracted by Majestic Athletic Ware to manufacture the official Major League Baseball All Star Game Emblems.
1998 - Mark McGwire single season Home Run Record Commemorative Emblems. The Moritz Embroidery Works, Inc. is contracted by Majestic Athletic to manufacture the official Mark McGwire single season Home Run Record Commemorative Emblems.
2002 Brian Moritz son of Carl J. Moritz III VP, becomes Moritz Embroidery's National Sales Manager and carries on the Moritz tradition of Excellence & Quality over 5 generations of Moritz family members since 1885. Brian oversees all Moritz sales in house specialists and sales agencies in the U.S.A.
2003 The Moritz Embroidery Works Inc. Inducted into the Stitches Magazine / Embroidery Hall of Fame – According to Stitches magazine, “The commercial embroidery industry is bursting at the seams with talented, dedicated people. Every now and then, however, a pioneer comes along. A person who makes it his mission to educate, invent, improve and/or promote. These men and women go beyond their job descriptions for the good of our craft. For this, we've honored The Moritz Embroidery Works, Inc. with the Floriani Award for lifetime achievement in embroidery education and induction into the Embroidery Hall of Fame for their countless contributions to the industry as a whole.”
The Hall of Fame was established by Stitches Magazine in 1996 and has over the years become the institution people look to as they research the roots of our present embroidery industry. Appointment to the Hall of Fame was determined by a committee of embroidery professionals chosen to oversee the development of the newly established recognition program. To this day, a select group of industry experts carries on with the task of appointing inductees and honoring individuals for their achievements and contributions to the commercial embroidery industry.
2003 Baseball World Series Emblems. The Moritz Embroidery Works Inc. is contracted by Majestic Athletic to manufacture the official Major League Baseball World Series Emblems.
2005 Moritz adds Metal Products & Die Stamping to it long list of promotional products as its customer requests for more products grow now and into the future.
2008 Moritz adds Digital Printing to its Embroidered Emblem and Flag production. NOW, Digitally Printed and Embroidered Emblems & Flags can now be ordered in small quantities as our customers have requested.
2009 Moritz Embroidery is always willing to help anyone so RED CROSS Flags are sent to any Medical Unit Commander in Iraq or Afghanistan that asks for them at NO Charge.
Attached in our U. S. Flag web page is an award given to us by command solders in Medical Units over in
Iraq that needed Red Cross & American Flags for their base camps so incoming Medical Helicopters could find them quickly.
2009 Mr. Carl J. Moritz Jr. was awarded his "65" Year Masonic Pin by his local Lodge in the Pocono Mountains of PA.
2010 Although The Moritz Embroidery Works Inc. had been serving the Boy Scout(R) community for over 50 Years the company signed a license agreement with the BSA to be one of there National BSA embroidery venders in order to protect there brand. We are now offering BSA(R) approved Embroidered Emblems & Neckerchiefs to all Councils and Troops in the U.S.A.
2011 The Moritz Embroidery Works Inc. had its BSA(R) License agreement amended & updated to include BSA(R) Direct Embroidered Garments & Caps in order to protect their brand. This year we will be able to offer the finest quality BSA(R) Licensed Emblems, Neckerchiefs, Garments & Caps to all Councils and Troops through out the U.S.A.
2011 The Moritz Embroidery Works is adding a 30 Head Barudan Embroidery Machine to it's long list of production embroidery machines in Mount Pocono, Pa. This is one of the largest production computerized multihead embroidered emblem machines in the world. American Made Emblems and Direct Embroidery will always be available at Moritz Embroidery for those who still care.
2013 The Moritz Embroidery Works Inc. had its BSA(R) License agreement renewed & updated to include BSA(R) Direct Embroidered Garments & Caps in order to protect their brand. This year we will be able to offer the finest quality BSA(R) Licensed Emblems, Neckerchiefs, Garments, Caps & all the BSA Promotional Products listed on our web site to all Councils and Troops throughout the U.S
February 6th 2013 Mr. Carl J. Moritz Jr. passes away at the age of 87 years old as the President of The Moritz Embroidery Works Inc. and Father of 4 children, Grand Father to 11 children and Great Grand Father to 5 children. Carl Jr. was a World War 2 Marine Veteran and a highly respected member of his church and his community. POP will be dearly missed by all of ou!!
POP August 11, 1925 to January 5, 2013
February 12, 2013 Carl J. Moritz 111 takes over as President of The Moritz Embroidery Works Inc. and his sons Carl Joseph Moritz & Brian Moritz are appointed to the company's Vice Presidents.
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