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
Siemens Energy – Formerly Dresser-Rand Company, Terry, Coppus, Murray, Turbodyne, Worthington, Tuthill

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.

Three Owners Who Handle Inside And Outside Sales
Timothy Irwin – Sales Since 1984
Carl LaForge – Sales Since 1992
John LaForge – Sales Since 1996


Stephen Joubert – Sales Since 1982
Amy McMahon – Sales Since 2008
Trey LaForge – Sales Since 2019
Heather Wood – Office Manager/Accountant 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 heat exchanger items. We also have in-house design capability to run quick thermal ratings, turbine sizing, etc.