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  Hamilton Robinson Pumps Up The Volume With Sound Seal's Acquisition Of Industrial Noise Control Inc.

November 10, 2014 Agawam, MA

Sound Seal, a portfolio company of Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners, announced today it has acquired Illinois-based noise control specialist Industrial Noise Control (INC). Sound Seal is a manufacturer of acoustical and noise control products serving the industrial, architectural, commercial and construction industries. The acquisition will enhance Sound Seal's noise control product offering to its distribution partners and expand the company's sales pipeline to additional markets.

Sound Seal is an independent company owned by members of its management team and its primary investor, Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners.  INC will become a division of Sound Seal and will continue to offer its noise control system products including Panl-Wall®, Panl-Sorb® and Sorba-Glass®. Additionally, INC's manufacturing, sales and customer service teams will remain in North Aurora, IL.

"As an expert in acoustics and noise control products, Sound Seal understands what it takes to produce high-quality solutions for a variety of environments, ranging from sensitive interior spaces to rugged, exposed sites," said Joe Lupone, CEO of Sound Seal. "INC's history of customer satisfaction and solutions engineering for a broad range of high performing noise control products and systems, combined with Sound Seal's proven products and manufacturing capabilities will enable both organizations to thrive."

"We see Sound Seal as an ideal partner for continued growth of our highly-sophisticated, engineered noise control systems," said Mark Rubino, President of INC. "It is with great pride and excitement that we enter this newest stage of our company's history. As part of the Sound Seal organization, INC gains new resources to continue delivering industry-leading innovation to our customers and distribution partners."

"The acquisition of INC is a perfect example of how the Sound Seal brand continues to find opportunity for innovation and growth in the architectural acoustics and noise control markets," said Chris Lund, Partner at Hamilton Robinson. "We are excited to support Sound Seal in this important strategic acquisition, as well as enhance the impressive capabilities of the Industrial Noise Control organization." 

Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners was founded in 1984 to invest directly in small, privately held manufacturing, distribution and service businesses. The firm has maintained its singular focus on this dynamic market to become a valued resource for equity capital and growth strategies for small businesses. Based in Stamford, CT, the firm has completed over $1.3 billion in transactions supporting 41 companies. Investors include leading financial institutions, funds, family offices, and individuals in the United States and Europe. For more information visit www.hrco.com.

Since 1978, Sound Seal has been a leading manufacturer of acoustical noise control products offering a wide product selection in the soundproofing industry with innovative solutions and outstanding customer service. Sound Seal consists of three product divisions: the Industrial Division that addresses in-plant noise control and environmental noise control; the Architectural Division that handles interiors and finishes, including an award winning line of Wood Trends products; and the Impacta Flooring Division that offers floor underlayments. For more information, please visit www.soundseal.com.

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