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CEC announces acquisition of Select Sound Service
Hiawatha, IA, May 16, 2019 – Communications Engineering Company (CEC), a nationally recognized technology systems integrator, today announced the acquisition of Select Sound Service Inc.
Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, Select Sound Service has over 60 years of experience in deploying and integrating technology and sound solutions for hospitals, long-term care facilities, and education systems.
With the two organizations having tightly aligned product portfolios and company visions, in addition to a combined 130+ years of experience, this strategic investment will position CEC to offer a wider selection of technology solutions and enhanced customer service experiences to its clients in Iowa and the southern half of Wisconsin.
“Bringing CEC and Select Sound Service together made sense, and the positive impact on our employees and our customers is extremely exciting,” says Matt Dlouhy, CEO at CEC. “Both companies value the quality of employees we have and focus on delivering the very best to our customers. Together, our force has increased in size and quality, as well as in the technology tools we leverage in achieving our customers’ business objectives.”
Dennis Sanford, CEO at Select Sound Service, says, “The impact that our customers and employees will realize from this merger is phenomenal. The vision that both companies have for our customers, employees, and the future of the industry will now be tremendously enhanced.”
Both organizations are authorized Rauland (a division of Ametek) resellers. Combining their manpower brings the healthcare market’s industry-leading Responder nurse call system to hospitals throughout this multi-state territory. Standardized care continues to be a key focus for healthcare’s integrated delivery networks, and the ability to provide a consistent experience for staff and patients across multiple facilities via the technologies utilized will be vastly improved with both companies operating as one.
Established in 1946, CEC has evolved from a small two-way radio shop into a nationally recognized technology integrator with eight offices across Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Its success is driven by its mission: to make technology simple for its customers. It combines alignment with manufacturers that offer the best solutions in the industry along with in-house experts on staff who effectively lead technical and custom integrations. CEC specializes in finding creative solutions to meet its customers’ business objectives through solution design, integration, installation, and preventative maintenance. The company has five core areas of focus: audio/video, fire & security, healthcare communications, information technology, and two-way radio communications. To learn more, visit www.cecinfo.com.
About Select Sound Service
Select Sound Service Inc. was founded by Robert Paquette Sr. in 1958 in the basement of his Milwaukee, WI, home prior to moving all operations to its current Milwaukee and Madison offices. After many years of successfully providing and managing sound and audio equipment for musical acts throughout the Milwaukee area as the lifeblood of this family-owned and family-operated company, leadership saw a unique opportunity in the evolving healthcare market. Select Sound became a Rauland distributor in 1984. For the last 35 years, its team hasn’t looked back. While audio and sound are still areas of expertise and a significant revenue stream, the backbone of the company is installing and supporting Rauland nurse call systems throughout the lower half of Wisconsin. To learn more, visit www.selectsoundservice.com.