A Brunswick manufacturer of innovative construction safety products has received a $3.5 million investment.

Simple Telescopic Airtight Reusable Containment, or STARC, Systems announced Sunday that it had received the investment from Blue Heron Capital, a growth equity fund in Richmond, Virginia.

“We are excited to have Blue Heron Capital as our partner as we look to our next phase of growth,” Tim Hebert, founder and chairman of STARC, said in a written statement. “Their operational expertise will bring significant value to our company. STARC has had tremendous success so far, and with this investment we will continue our path to becoming the leader in construction-containment solutions throughout North America.”

The company, founded in 2012, makes modular wall systems that provide airtight and sound-deadening construction barrier systems to protect work environments from the effects of construction. Hebert declined to say how much equity Blue Heron received in the transaction.

Hebert, whose family runs Hebert Construction, a Lewiston-based, third-generation family-owned company, saw a need for containment systems from his time on work sites.

“Construction companies invest too much time and resources on temporary measures. In some cases, we would spend more time on the temporary walls than on the construction project itself,” he said. “We created a solution that not only protects the work environment but also saves significant labor, time, money and reduces waste.”

While the company’s products are used across industries, its containment system has been engineered to meet the high standards of the health care industry, the company said in a statement. Hebert noted that hospitals spend $2.5 billion a month on renovation projects.

“It is imperative for these systems to remain operational during the construction process. This creates real problems with regard to infection control and dust mitigation,” he said.

Andrew Tichenor, co-founder of Blue Heron Capital, said the investment will allow STARC Systems to expand across the country, and into other construction markets such as those for data centers and hospitality.

STARC, which has 17 employees, expects to hire as the company grows. Since 2014, it has operated from TechPlace at Brunswick Landing, a shared-space incubator for startup manufacturers on the former Navy base.

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