Vortex Companies Launches UNITED FELTS: Redefining Trenchless Rehabilitation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vortex Companies Launches UNITED FELTS: Redefining Trenchless Rehabilitation Applied Felts Inc. & FerraTex Solutions, now branded UNITED FELTS.  Martinsville, Virginia – January 31, 2024 Vortex Companies proudly announces UNITED FELTS, the result of the acquisition of Applied Felts Inc., FerraTex Solutions and MaxLiner. UNITED FELTS is the continuation of the premier supplier […]


Matt Timberlake, a seasoned industry veteran, is set to assume the role of President at Applied Felts Inc. following its acquisition by Vortex Companies. With an impressive 30-year career in the underground utility sector, Matt brings extensive experience and strategic acumen to steer Applied Felts Inc., including MaxLiner and FerraTex Solutions, into a UNITED future marked by growth and success.

Discover the Benefits of Cured-In-Place Pipe Installation

If you’ve been looking for ways to save money and time on plumbing repairs or repipes, Cured-In-Place-Pipe (CIPP) installation might be the perfect solution! This installation method is quickly becoming a go-to choice for countless contractors, plumbers, and commercial property owners. CIPP installation is cost-effective and incredibly convenient, as it requires minimal disruption to landscape, […]

MaxLiner Customer Continues to Evolve

Steve Allen has spent four decades building a successful plumbing and drain business in Hawaii, but he continues to look for ways he can evolve to better serve his customers. Click here to read the full article.

Proper Wet- Out of Small Diameter CIPP

With proper training and system support, understanding why and how to wet-out correctly does not need to be a burden and can easily be implemented into the workfiow.

Chad Miller, MaxLiner’s Lateral CIPP Technical Trainer, interviewed at the Roto Rooter Franchise Convention.

Miller details the trenchless solutions MaxLiner offers the plumbing industry. As a manufacturer (through its sister company, Applied Felts, www.appliedfelts.com) and supplier of Cured-in-Place Pipelining (CIPP) materials and equipment, MaxLiner partners with the market’s best plumbers and provides decades-proven training on our market-leading equipment and materials. MaxLiner offers several different ways to install CIPP utilizing either the Max LinerGun or Max […]