Kyle Harsin – National Sales Manager
Wow – I can’t believe it’s the 2nd quarter already! Although, I’m sure most of you will agree that the weather has felt like springtime since mid-February in most places. Speaking of February, we had a great time visiting with a lot of you at the AWWA conference in downtown Indianapolis. As you know, some of my “ELI Teammates” helped me run the booth this year. While I was giving out sales literature and quotes, they were enticing people to play Plinko for a chance to win shirts, mouse pads, koozies and hats. It seems that camouflage was voted “Most Popular” at this year’s conference. Guess I need to stock up for next time…
Many of you have said that you “miss seeing my smiling face around lately”. Well, that’s because I have been busier than usual running around the state finding lab locations, hiring lab operators, travelling with sales reps, and making sure these newly certified labs have business coming through the doors. As I mentioned in last quarter’s newsletter, we recently opened the Plymouth, New Castle and Carmel locations. By the end of April we will also have locations in Lafayette and New Albany staffed with lab operators to run your Microbiological samples and route drivers to provide a pick-up. And, between you and me, there are hopefully at least 3 more opening in Central Indiana by year’s end.
I truly wish I could clone myself in times like this (although some may think it’s scary to have more than one Laurie Webb on the streets at a time). It’s very exciting and it’s leading to great business opportunities for ELI. I’m sorry if I have not been able to stop in and say HI, like I used to, but if you need me for anything, please don’t hesitate to call and I will still bend over backwards to offer the customer service you have experienced since I started 14 years ago.
One last note…I will be taking a much anticipated (and much needed) vacation from April 30 â€“ May 10, so if you need anything, please contact the lab in Madison at 888-932-6699.