February 2019 Vol. 74 No. 2

Rehab Technology

Perma-Liner Celebrates 20 Years in Trenchless Pipeline Rehab Industry

Perma-Liner Industries LLC is celebrating 20 years in the trenchless pipeline rehabilitation industry, marking a milestone of innovation and perseverance in an ever-changing and growing industry.

Founded in 1999 by Jerry D’Hulster, in Clearwater, Fla., Perma-Liner is a leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials. Throughout the years, millions of feet of its trenchless lateral liner solutions have been installed by customers across North America. In the process, the company continually developed technology and equipment that has transformed the industry.

“While 20 years as a cured-in-place-pipe rehabilitation company is a notable accomplishment, what continues to make Perma-Liner outstanding is dedicated staff and customers,” said D’Hulster. “We are proud of and grateful for our employees and customers who have made us the leader in pipeline rehabilitation.”

As a pioneer in CIPP industry, Perma-Liner was the first relining company to achieve NSF approval, which allowed CIPP to be used on the plumbing side for plumbing code approvals. The business continues following a strict, in-house, quality-assurance program that coincided with achieving NSF approval.

This early success reached a critical intersection with the challenging economic times in 2008. With a collapsing economy and many companies closing, Perma-Liner took a gamble and put on a nationwide roadshow to bring the technology to customers. Across the country, the company conducted live, outdoor demonstrations of its products and provided educational sessions on its sales, marketing, technical support and other departments.

The gamble paid off. No one in the industry was doing a “U.S. Tour,” and Perma-Liner capitalized on that. Touring also revealed markets with the biggest need, leading to new facilities in Orange, California; Plainfield, Illinois; and New Castle Delaware, as well as expansion in Clearwater. Through these local distribution centers, the company improved and facilitated customer purchasing, pick-up and support.

Due to its innovative approach, experience and success, Perma-Liner was acquired by Chicago-based water company Triwater Holdings LLC in 2013. Today, Perma-Liner is an integral part of Triwater’s Waterline Renewal Technologies (WRT) division, which also includes industry-leading brands LMK Technologies and AP/M Permaform.

“As WRT looks toward the future of this trenchless industry, the Perma-Liner brand is positioned to be a leading solutions provider for years to come,” said Matt Fishbune, president of WRT. “The demand and adoption rate for trenchless solutions continues to grow ... The momentum behind the Perma-Liner brand is contagious, and we are creating a growth platform where we provide greater value together.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION Perma-Liner Industries LLC, (866) 336-2568, perma-liner.com  

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