The Vortex Companies (Vortex) announced today the acquisition of Lining Division, Ltd. (LDL), as it continues to broaden its footprint across the Atlantic. Lining Division Ltd., a leading installer of CIPP pressure liner for rising sewer mains (force mains) and geopolymer mortar for structural manhole and chamber rehabilitation, complements Vortex's products and services growth model. "LDL has always been a quality oriented business and has an excellent reputation with its customers," states Mike Vellano, CEO of the Vortex Companies. "We believe the combination of our technologies, materials, and financial resources will help LDL extend its reach throughout the UK."
In 2009, Roy Page and Darren Morgan-Owen, founded Lining Division Ltd. with the purpose of partnering with contractors in need of a trenchless lining service to conduct relining applications in wastewater lines. As the company grew, Paul Brooker came on board to lead its operations initiatives. Collectively the three principals built a solid business with an excellent reputation. Both Mr. Page and Mr. Morgan-Owen plan to transition out of the business over the next few months. "We couldn't have placed LDL into better hands and will follow the company's success with fondness," said Page, Company Director.
It is no secret that England's water and sewer infrastructure need repair. "We recognized an opportunity to provide a valuable service to contractors and local water authorities that had embraced pipe relining as a cost-effective alternative to traditional pipe replacement. With Lining Division a part of Vortex, and Mr. Brooker as our partner, we will be in a better position to expand our products and services," added Quin Breland, Managing Director, Vortex Europe.