Ensuring Worker Safety During COVID-19

Author: Matt Timberlake – EVP, Corporate Development Safety. You hear and see this word a lot from companies across the nation—and even the world. But simply saying an organization is safe doesn’t translate to action. Participating in safety stand downs or the National Safety Council’s National Safety Month are great reminder events, but for safety to truly be part of a company’s culture, it has to be woven throughout everything every person does, from management to field workers. COVID-19 has shined an incredibly bright light on health and safety

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Vortex Companies Launches Crew Care™ Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer

The company’s materials division is now manufacturing and delivering the much needed cleansing and sanitizing product. (Houston, TX — April 8, 2020) The COVID-19 pandemic has created shortages of many critical care items such, as hand sanitizer. Out of concern for its own employees, customers and front-line healthcare worker safety, Vortex Companies is producing its own Anti-Bacterial Soap and Hand Sanitizer and will begin shipping it to its own crews this week. Branded Crew Care™, the hand sanitizer is the

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Stimulus Bill / Essential Business / CISA – Effect on Industry

First, A Message from Vortex Companies CEO, Mike Vellano We’re excited to announce a new resource for customers and industry colleagues: the #InTheVortex Blog. Authored by the Vortex leadership team, the articles shared on our website blog will cover a variety of topics, including industry updates, ‘state of the industry’ opinions, new regulation and policy news, discussions on new technology and so much more. While we all lead busy lives, having a place to engage with each other and hold

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Vortex Companies Iconic Logo Granted Trademark Protection

The Vortex “bug” is highly recognizable through the trenchless technology industry. (Houston, TX — February 7, 2020) The Vortex Companies recently announced that its Vortex logo has achieved trademark registration in the US, UK and Monaco. According to Mike Vellano, CEO of Vortex, other jurisdictions are pending. “We’ve worked hard to build this company, our products and brands,” he said. “We understand the importance of protecting them, as well.” Since its founding in 2016, the Vortex Companies has quickly built a reputation

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Trenchless Pipe Repairs LLC Now Part of the Vortex Companies

Acquisition of Washington-based company expands Vortex footprint to pacific northwest. (Houston, TX — January 13, 2020) The Vortex Companies (“Vortex”), one of the nation’s fastest-growing trenchless infrastructure solutions provider, has acquired the assets of Trenchless Pipe Repairs LLC (TPR), a leading trenchless sewer and drain service company based in Sumner, Washington, according to Mike Vellano, CEO of Vortex. Known for its reputation for being an environmentally friendly service company, TPR specializes in robotic cutting, cleaning and reinstatement services, Cured-in-Place Lining

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Vortex Partners With Gemex, Umbral, to Form Vortex Mexico

Vortex Companies Partners with Gemex and its Water Solutions Division, Umbral, to Form Vortex Mexico (Houston, TX — December 2, 2019) After months of strategic planning and negotiation, the Vortex Companies officially announced the launch of Vortex Mexico, a joint venture with Gemex and its subsidiary, Umbral, to provide water, sewer and commercial infrastructure repair solutions in key markets and cities in Mexico. “It’s no secret that Mexico’s infrastructure needs attention and collectively I believe we can help bring vital

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Shawn Ready Promoted to Regional Vice President at Ted Berry Company

Shawn Ready Promoted to Regional Vice President at Ted Berry Company (Livermore, ME — November 18, 2019) The Ted Berry Company, a division of the Vortex Companies, announced today that Shawn Ready has been promoted from Operations Manager to Regional Vice President, effective immediately. Ready replaces Matt Timberlake who was recently promoted to EVP of Corporate Development for its parent company, the Vortex Companies. Ready will oversee the northeast region’s operations team, estimating, financials and business throughput. He will report

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Matt Timberlake promoted to VP, Corporate Development

Matt Timberlake adds VP of Corporate Development responsibilities to his role at the Vortex Companies Houston, TX (August 5, 2019) The Vortex Companies announced that Matt Timberlake has been named Vice President of Corporate Development for the fast-growing trenchless infrastructure solutions provider. This will be in addition to his current position of Regional Vice President at Ted Berry Company, a division of Vortex. “Matt spent 25 years building a culture of respect and teamwork at Ted Berry,” said Mike Vellano,

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Brooke Malone Hired as Director of Human Resources

Brooke Malone Hired as Director of Human Resources at the Vortex Companies Houston, TX (July 11, 2019) Industry leading trenchless infrastructure solutions provider, the Vortex Companies, has hired Brooke Malone as its new Director of Human Resources. Ms. Malone’s primary role will be to oversee the ongoing development and implementation of the HR management program while the young company continues to expand domestically and internationally. “We are growing exceptionally fast and its imperative we are able to support our employee

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