About Us


E.L.I., Inc., operates as a manufacturer’s representative and distributor.  We are a heat transfer and rotating machinery house that handles engineered process equipment.  The original business was founded in 1933 by Walter Cooke and eventually became John B. Elstrott & Associates in the 1950’s.  Finally, in 1979, E.L.I., Inc., (Elstrott-Lindberg-Irwin) was incorporated.

Since 1933 we have represented the following accounts

Standard Xchange/Xylem, Inc. – Formerly ITT Standard and American Standard Heat Transfer Division
Gardner Denver Nash– Formerly Nash, Siemens, Garo, Nash/Elmo, Nash Kinema
Dresser-Rand Company– Formerly Terry, Coppus, Murray, Turbodyne, Worthington, Tuthill


Four Owners Who Handle Both Inside And Outside Sales
Stephen Joubert – Sales Since 1982
Timothy Irwin – Sales Since 1984
Carl LaForge – Sales Since 1992
John LaForge – Sales Since 1996

Additionally, Amy McMahon has worked as a sales engineer since 2008, and Heather Wood has served as accountant/office manager since 2013.

We assign territorial areas to each salesperson to ensure full coverage, however, all salespeople handle all of the product lines we represent.  Our office includes a warehouse where we maintain an inventory of select standard items.  We also have in-house design capability to run quick thermal ratings, turbine sizing, etc.

We also have 30+ combined years of experience representing the following accounts

Heat Exchanger Design
Northern Blower
Runtech Systems
Southern Heat Exchanger
Spencer Turbine Co.
Super Radiator Coils
Voith Turbo