Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm Glosten Inc. has acquired Noise Control Engineering LLC (NCE), an acoustical engineering consulting firm that specializes in noise and vibration measurement and control.

“For over 55 years, Glosten has grown carefully, responding to the unique and challenging needs of our clients,” Glosten President Jay Edgar said in a statement. “Joining with NCE is an exciting next step. We are adding resources and capabilities that will allow us each to offer a more comprehensive scope of services while maintaining our individual identities and industry focus.”

NCE, with offices in Billerica, Mass., and Mobile, Ala., will continue to operate in those locations as a wholly owned subsidiary of Glosten while retaining its corporate name and staff.

“We are very excited for the two companies to come together," said NCE President and founder Ray Fischer. "We have collaborated with Glosten for over 20 years on many fascinating projects. It’s great to join an organization that shares our client-focused culture.”