Membership in the Louisiana Association of Waterway Operators and Shipyards (LAWS) amplifies your voice within the state’s legislative arena and industry, joining you with others who share your concerns. Membership dues support the activities of our organization.

LAWS dues structure, based on total number of employees, is:

  • $ 3,500.00 Regular Members – more than 501 employees
  • $ 3,000.00 Regular Members – 151 to 500 employees
  • $ 2,250.00 Regular Members – 51 to 150 employees
  • $ 1,100.00 Regular Members – 0 to 50 employees
  • $ 500.00 Associate Members

If you have any questions about these fees or any aspect of LAWS, contact Z. Dave Deloach, Chairman or Matt Woodruff, Treasurer using the contact information in the sidebar.

You may download the membership application in PDF format, print it, fill it out and send your membership request, along with your membership dues, to:

Louisiana Association of Waterway Operators and Shipyards
P.O.Box 576
Port Allen, La 70767

Meet LAWS’ Executive Committee

The members of LAWS' Executive Committee are available to answer your questions. Please contact a committee member if we can help you in any way.

Z.David DeLoach - Chairman
Deloach Marine
P.O.Box 576
Port Allen, La 70767
Office: 225-336-9933
Cell: 225-933-9585

Cherrie Felder - Vice-chair
Channel Shipyard Companies
3801 North Causeway Blvd.
Suite 310
Metairie, LA 70002
Office: 504-371-5964

Matt Woodruff- Treasurer
Kirby Corporation
P.O.Box 1745
Houston, Tx  77251
Phone: 713-435-1497

Mark Wright - Secretary
American Waterways Operators
1305 West Causway Approach Suite 117
Mandeville, LA 70471
Phone: (985) 674-3600