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Prentice Family Foundation invests in local company

STC Architectural Products, a Buffalo company that makes building products that help reduce sound in commercial buildings or apartments, has received $450,000 in low-cost funding from The Prentice Family Foundation.

The funding will help STC, which was one of the 113 semifinalists in the 2014 43North business plan competition, develop new products and speed up its marketing efforts for its existing products, said Paul L. Battaglia, the company’s president and an architect.

STC has developed products that can be installed inside an electrical outlet to help block sound from travelling through walls. Sound that passes between adjoining rooms often travels through holes in the wall created by recessed electrical outlets.

The company also makes sound-reducing panels that cover exposed structure ceilings that are common in restaurants, loft-type apartments and offices, as well as manufacturing areas.

STC, which was founded by Battaglia four years ago, uses Buffalo-based TMP Technologies to produce its products.