We hope this newsletter finds you well and that you are navigating through these uncertain times to your best ability. Our shops are still open and we are committed to keeping the inland marine industry going to help keep the world turning (see our "COVID-19 Response" below). Some of our plans have been adjusted (see "IMX Postponed" below), but we still have a slew of things to celebrate, such as new hires and our 50th year in business. Read on to see what we are up to and don't hesitate to reach out. Whether it is an inquiry or just a "hello," we would love to hear from you.
COVID-19 Response
The COVID-19 situation has had a profound affect on our global community and economy. The health and well-being of our employees, clients, and vendors has always been our # 1 priority.

Given the increased threat that COVID-19 poses, ERL and Law Valve have adapted our work schedule so that we can continue to supply our customers with the products and services they need, while keeping our ERL family safe.

In addition to increased sanitation and more frequent hygiene practices, we have split our workforce into three shifts. These shifts do not overlap and team members from each shift do not have contact with team members from other shifts. With increased distancing, we hope to greatly reduce our team’s possible exposure to the virus, without affecting our ability to respond to our customers.

ERL and Law Valve will continue to complete service jobs/requests and make deliveries.

Our team remains available by phone, email, and video conference, should you need assistance in any capacity.

When we all work together and do what is right for our fellow man, history has shown we will prevail.
IMX Postponed; New Dates
The IMX 2020 Show, originally scheduled for May, has been postponed and now has new dates in the fall.

From The Waterways Journal:

"After monitoring the COVID-19 situation over the last several weeks, The Waterways Journal has decided to postpone Inland Marine Expo (IMX). The new dates will be September 29- October 1, 2020 and will still take place at the Dome at America’s Center. The health of our attendees and exhibitors is our first priority. We also feel like this will be in the best interest of the success of the 2020 event."

ERL is proud to join IMX 2020 in St. Louis during the new dates as an attendee and sponsor. The post-party that ERL is sponsoring at Ballpark Village will go on, only on a new date: Wednesday, September 30th. Whether or not there will be an accompanying MLB game is to be determined.

We will keep you updated on post-party details and information on how to attend. In the meantime, be sure to add the Show and post-party to your calendar.

We look forward to seeing everyone at IMX 2020!
Meet Our Newest Law Valve Team Members
Welcome Corwin Davis as the new Pump Shop Manager to the LVT team.  

Corwin will manage the pump shop employees and provide on-site maintenance, technical support and service for Pump customers while building relationships with customer’s maintenance personnel. 

Corwin brings 20 years of experience in pump assembly and 25 years of experience in machining. Corwin also has over 10 years of quality assurance experience and several years of experience in aviation hydraulics. He is a 20- year veteran of the United States Navy. 

Corwin is originally from Pittsburg, PA and completed his Associates degree in Applied Marine Industry at Coastline Community College. 

Corwin and his wife, Alysia, have called Houston home for 10 years. He is the proud father of 5 children - including 3 daughters and 2 sons. Corwin also is the proud grandfather of 2.

Corwin loves spending time with his family and watching his hometown sport teams including the Pittsburg Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Pittsburg Pirates.

Corwin will play a vital role in the future growth opportunities in our industry. We welcome him and his family to the Law Valve of Texas team!
Welcome Michael McCarron as the new Technical Sales for the LVT team.  

Michael will work closely with the LVT team and assist with administrative and technical processes from sales order entry to closeout process. Michael will be the primary point of contact to serve walk in sales and phone sales.

Michael is a resilient and highly qualified Engineer with a diverse background in the Oil and Gas industry. He has several years of knowledge in drilling, completions, reservoir and production through his degree and focus on drill bits and pumps. Michael is a problem solver and team-driven professional and is highly skilled in analyzing product performance.

Michael is originally from Lafayette, Louisiana and attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he received his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering in May 2017. 

Michael met his wife, Ryann, while attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His wife, Ryann, is from the Houston area. They were married on May 31, 2019.

Michael enjoys fishing, hunting, cycling and watching college football.

Michael will play a vital role in the future growth opportunities in our industry. We welcome him and his family to the Law Valve of Texas team!
ERL of Yesteryear
ERL's original location in downtown New Albany, Indiana.
Law Valve of Texas Survey
We're committed to being one of the best companies in the inland marine industry. As we look at ways we can improve, we need your help in understanding how we are currently doing and how we can be better.

We would love your feedback on Law Valve of Texas and invite you to participate in a short survey that we have put together. Thanks in advance!