The organization will continue to provide customized gaskets and other sealing and thermal insulation components using advanced and cost-effective manufacturing techniques.
"Bringing three companies together as one provides a better customer experience with a full suite of engineering solutions for all our customers' sealing needs. The new website emphasizes our value proposition with expertise in markets such as health care, aerospace, alternative energy, electrical, climate control and broader industrial applications," Futia said.
He added that Sur-Seal always is looking for ways to grow the business organically or through strategic acquisition. And when the right opportunity presents itself, Sur-Seal looks to seize it. That was the case with both Mueller and Spectex.
"One of the major features coming from the acquisition of Mueller is that we are now able to provide lamination of pressure-sensitive adhesives to a variety of flexible materials," Futia said. "There are 15 laminators in the Charlotte location with similar technology being added to the Cincinnati location.
"We have been investing heavily over the last 90 days to bring new technology to the enterprise. With Heartwood's backing, we'll continue to invest in what we need to best serve our customers' needs."
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Sur-Seal maintains service centers in Ohio, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Mexico and China. Sur-Seal's mission is to build strong customer relationships through engineering expertise, creative solutions and outstanding service.
The company does business in 25 countries, with more than 200 OEM customers, including 15 Fortune 500 partners. Sur-Seal is ISO-9001 and AS9100 certified and offers many MilSpec and ASTM-certified raw materials.
Sur-Seal's owner, Heartwood Partners, is a middle-market private equity firm founded in 1982 with headquarters in Norwalk, Conn. Heartwood manages more than $1 billion in investments and commitments, with a focus on supporting family and management-owned manufacturers, value-added distributors, food, chemical, consumer products, and business service companies.