December 2020 Vol. 75 No. 12

Rehab Technology

Rehab News

Vortex Companies Acquires Parson Environmental 

The Vortex Companies, a trenchless infrastructure solutions provider, acquired Parson Environmental Products Inc., a national provider of sanitary sewer rehabilitation and stormwater retention products. 

Since its founding in 1985, Parson Environmental products have been well-received by municipalities, engineers and contractors, leak stopping, manhole lining and corrosion protection. 

“Parson’s product portfolio and commitment to customer satisfaction complement what we do, making them an excellent fit to our expanding line-up of trenchless product solutions,” said Mike Vellano, president and CEO of the Vortex Companies. 

With the acquisition, Parson Environmental has become part of the Vortex Products division and Craig Gaul, Parson owner and president, serves as senior product manager. 

“Craig’s experience and focus in this area are a tremendous asset,” said Andrew Gonnella, executive vice president of Vortex Products. “From development, manufacturing and a distribution prospective, he will strengthen what we have to offer our customers.” 


Vortex Companies, (281) 750-9081, 


Interplastic Launches New Website  

Interplastic Corporation launched a new website featuring improved graphics and functionality. 

“The new and completely redesigned Interplastic website will allow our customers and potential customers to find the products and resources they need more easily and quickly,” Steve Wetzel, vice president of sales. “With the new website we are excited for a larger audience to find exactly what they need with ease.” 

Interplastic Corporation, a subsidiary of IP Corporation, is a specialty chemical company with its headquarters in St. Paul, Minn. The company focuses on the production and sale of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel coats, putties and colorants for the composites and cast polymer industries. Interplastic is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified. 


Interplastic Corporation, (800) 736-5497, 


Kleinfelder Acquires Gas Transmission Systems 

Kleinfelder Group, Inc., a San Diego-based engineering, design, construction management, construction materials inspection and testing, and environmental professional services firm, has completed acquisition of Gas Transmission Systems, Inc. (GTS). 

Founded in 1998, GTS delivers sought-after expertise to gas utilities and pipeline operators across the U.S. With a concentration on integrity management and rehabilitation of aging infrastructure, GTS continues to capitalize on opportunities resulting from significant regulatory drivers. 

The GTS organizational structure remains unchanged, now a part of Kleinfelder’s West Division and under the direction of Ben Campbell, GTS president. 

Kleinfelder and GTS have several shared portfolio clients, which will lead to synergistic momentum that drives opportunities for value creation and further establish Kleinfelder as a major player in the energy infrastructure marketplace. 

“This transaction aligns with our strategic direction and strengthens Kleinfelder’s service capabilities to utilities across the U.S.,” said Louis Armstrong, president and CEO. “The specialized experience GTS brings will accelerate Kleinfelder’s growth in the power/utilities market and position the firm for expansion.” 


Kleinfelder Group Inc., (619) 831-4600, 


Injection Grouting Expert Leads Logiball Sales, Marketing 

USL America, a developer of innovative resin and cementitious technology, appointed Donald Rigby as national sales and marketing manager for Logiball Inc., a long-standing trenchless technology leader and innovator. 

According to the U.S.-EPA, nearly 50 percent of the flow to wastewater treatment plants is clean groundwater infiltrating into the collection system, which doubles the cost to pump, transport, and treat. Cost effective solutions include injection grouting to test and seal mainline pipe, laterals, and lateral connections. With more than 800,000 miles of public sewers and 500,000 miles of private lateral sewers across the country, important work must be done. 

Rigby will lead this initiative for Logiball, leveraging his 40 years of experience in engineering sales, marketing, and business development. He has a proven track record as an instructor, speaker, and advocate on matters of injection grouting for the wastewater collection system. He is also the principal author of NASTT “Good Practices” coursework titled “Municipal Sewer Grouting” and currently serves as chair of the NASSCO Manhole Rehabilitation Committee. 

Joining Logiball, innovator of remotely operated packers – a critical component of the test and seal process, Rigby makes the company well-positioned “to lead the cause of municipal grouting among engineers, utility contractors, and public works,” said John Taylor, president of USL America. 

Founded in 1981 and based in Conyers, Ga., USL Group provides civil engineering and construction solutions, specializing in expansion joints, structural and liquid water-proofing, construction chemicals, concrete repair systems, injection resins, and safety and anti-slip products. 


USL America Group, (770) 388-0626, 

Logiball Inc., (800) 246-5988, 

Don Rigby 


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