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REHABNEWS
Vortex Companies Continues
Long-Term Branding,
Integration Strategy
The Vortex Companies launched its new website,
featuring an upgraded, streamlined design and
better user experience for customers seeking information about its growing trenchless infrastructure
services and trenchless rehabilitation products.
Intended to be a comprehensive resource for
municipal, industrial, commercial facility asset
owners, and installation contractors performing
trenchless infrastructure work, the website will also
be updated regularly with blog posts, news, and
industry event listings.
"As a leader in the trenchless technology
industry, we felt it was very important that our new
website be not only informative, but educational as
well," commented Kit Jones, vice president of Brand
& Marketing Communications. "We're excited to debut the site and show the industry how Vortex has
grown and expanded; especially in our products division that now boasts a much more robust line-up
of construction repair materials, leak stop products,
CIPP resins and specialty industrial coatings."
In related news, The Ted Berry Company, which
Vortex Companies acquired in February 2019, has
officially changed its name to Vortex Services. Located in Livermore, Maine, Ted Berry has been providing industrial and municipal trenchless infrastructure
solutions throughout the northeast since 1972.
"Ted Berry's name and reputation have always
been second-to-none, which makes it harder to
make a name change like this," said Mike Vellano,
CEO of the Vortex Companies. "However, as we've
integrated our business operating systems and
blended our cultures over the last 12 months, we believe the transition is complete and the time is right."
Customers will begin seeing the Vortex Services
logo on everything from building signs and billing
statements to company vehicles and equipment
on the job site.
"Our name may have changed, however,
our commitment and dedication to satisfying
our customers' needs will always be the same,"
said Matt Timberlake, vice president of Corporate
Development. "For us to continue to succeed,
we all have to be unified and understand that
we are a much stronger company by working
together and winning together." *
FOR MORE INFORMATION
The Vortex Companies, (855) 949-3444,
vortexcompanies.com

Same, Proven Avanti Chemical Grout, New Ease-of-Use Packaging
Avanti International added 30-pound bags of AV-100 Chemical Grout to its growing portfolio of injection
grouts used in geotechnical, industrial and municipal applications to stop leaks, stabilize soil and rock, and
control groundwater - permanently. Since its introduction around 1980, the granular form of AV-100 has
been available exclusively in 50-lb. bags. However, as the need for higher-strength mix concentrations
evolves, so have its packaging options for ease of use.
AV-100 is an ultra-low viscosity, chemically reactive gel that can travel anywhere water can travel,
and cures to create an effective, long-lasting water barrier, while providing superb soil stabilization. It is
designed to stabilize soils and stop water infiltration in manholes, mainlines, laterals, tunnels, mines and
other underground structures.
Historically, one 50-pound bag of granular AV-100 Chemical Grout will yield a 60-gallon (227.1 liters) mixed
batch of injectable grout with a consistent 10-percent concentration. This mix ratio has been tried and true for
decades. However, the industry has started to adopt a stronger, 12-percent grout concentration standard.
By changing the concentration, standard weights of all mix components - acrylamide grout, Catalyst T+,
Catalyst AP or SP, and water - change. To ensure 12-percent concentration, it takes careful product
recalculations and additional time to change the mix. Diverting from the standard opens room for error.
For the benefit of knowing the exact mix every time, Avanti now offers AV-100 Chemical Grout in
30-pound bags. Using two 30-pound bags in a 60-gallon batch - versus of one 50-pound bag - gives a
12-percent grout concentration without having to recalculate mix components. This saves time and money
while removing the guesswork from the equation (See Table 1). For step-by-step mix instructions, visit
avantigrout.com. Mix proportions are also available for batch sizes larger than 60-gallons.
"Weight is important when using AV-100 Acrylamide Chemical Grout - from both a safety and
mix-component aspect," said Britt N. Babcock, P.E., president of Avanti. "For over 40 years, proven weight
measurements have been utilized to allow technicians to handle and mix AV-100 bags safely
and successfully.
"Using decreased weight of any of the mix materials can change the outcome of your gel
significantly, thus weakening or diminishing its longevity and strength. Pre-packaging AV-100 in
30-pound bags ultimately maintains the technician's
safety when lifting, and saves contractors time,
money and headaches on the job by taking the
guesswork out of the scenario."
Avanti International is a leading producer and
provider of injection grouts for municipal, industrial and
geotechnical applications. The company's products are
used worldwide in applications to stop water infiltration,
stabilize soil and rock, and control groundwater. As it
has when it was founded, Avanti continues to research,
develop and perfect new injection grouting solutions
for the industries we serve. *
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Avanti International, (800) 877-2570, avantigrout.com

10% vs. 12% Concentration of Acrylamide Grout Mix Components
10%, 60-gallon Batch - AV-100

12%, 60-gallon Batch - AV-100

Tank A

Tank B

Tank A

Tank B

(1) 50-lb. bag AV-100

5.5-lbs. AV-102 AP OR
5.5-lbs. AV-103 SP

(2) 30-lb. bags AV-100

5.5-lbs. AV-102 AP OR
5.5-lbs. AV-103 SP

5.5-lbs. AV-101

Add water to
30-gallon mark

5.5-lbs. AV-101

Add water to
30-gallon mark

Add water to
30-gallon mark

Add water to
30-gallon mark
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