Noise control specialist acquires SoundBlox masonry proprietor Proudfoot

Source: Sound Seal, Agawam, Mass.

Sound Seal, a leader in acoustical and noise control products for industrial, architectural, commercial and construction markets, has acquired Connecticut-based Proudfoot Co., a pioneer in sound-absorbing concrete masonry.

Established in 1965, Proudfoot built a name in acoustic-wise architectural masonry through its SoundBlox and SoundCell lines, then expanded into other noise control solutions, including acoustical wall panels, sound absorbing baffles/banners, resonator sound absorbers, foams, flexible noise barriers and acoustical curtains—all under the NoiseMaster brand.

With Proudfoot’s unique and innovative solutions, Sound Seal is able to expand its leadership position as a premier supplier to the noise control market, notes CEO Joe Lupone, adding, “While we will be gaining market share in our existing segments, Proudfoot will allow us to further our reach by adding a line of acoustical masonry products. Proudfoot will become a division of Sound Seal and our portfolio will now include SoundBlox, SoundCell and NoiseMaster products.”

“The acquisition of Proudfoot is further proof in our commitment to offer the best and broadest portfolio available to the acoustics market,” affirms Chris Lund of Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners, Sound Seal principal investor. “Together, Sound Seal and its managing partners will continue to strive toward this goal by ongoing strategic acquisitions and organic growth.”