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Section 1: SC 13G/A (CHAMPLAIN 13G TICKER LDL)


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. ________)*

Lydall, Inc.                         	
(Name of Issuer)

COMMON STOCK				
(Title of Class of Securities)

550819106					
(CUSIP Number)

12/31/2017				
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule 
pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
/X/ Rule 13d-1(b)
    Rule 13d-1(c)
    Rule 13d-1(d)

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a 
reporting persons initial filing on this form with respect to 
the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent 
amendment containing information which would alter the 
disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page 
shall not be deemed to be filed for the purpose of Section 18 
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Act) or otherwise 
subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall 
be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the 
Notes).

Persons who respond to the collection of information contained 
in this form are not 
required to respond unless the form displays a currently valid 
OMB control number.



13G
CUSIP No. 550819106

1.  Names of Reporting Persons.
Champlain Investment Partners, LLC

2.  Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See 
Instructions)
(a) [ ] 
(b) [ ]

3.  SEC Use Only

4.  Source of Funds (See Instructions)

5.  Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required 
Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)
[ ]

6.  Citizenship or Place of Organization
Vermont

Number of Shares Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting 
Person With:

7.  Sole Voting Power
941590

8.  Shared Voting Power


9.  Sole Dispositive Power
1363315

10.  Shared Dispositive Power

11.  Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting 
Person
1363315

12.  Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes Certain 
Shares (See Instructions)
[ ]

13.  Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
7.99%

14.  Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)
IA



13G
CUSIP No.  550819106									
	

ITEM 1.
      (a) Name of Issuer:
		Lydall, Inc.
      (b) Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:
		ONE COLONIAL RD
		P O BOX 151
		MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT 06045-0151


ITEM 2.
      (a) Name of Person Filing:
		Champlain Investment Partners, LLC
      (b) Address of Principal Business Office, or if None, 
Residence:
		180 Battery St., Burlington, Vermont 05401
      (c) Citizenship:
		Vermont
      (d) Title of Class of Securities:
		Common Stock
      (e) CUSIP Number:
		550819106

ITEM 3.  IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO SS.240.13d-1(b) 
OR 240.13d-2(b) OR (c), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A:

 
(a)
[_]
Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of 
the Act  (15 U.S.C. 78o).
 
(b)
[_]
Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 
U.S.C. 78c).   
 
(c)
[_]
Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) 
of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).   
 
(d)
[_]
Investment company registered under Section 8 of 
the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-
8). 
 
(e)
[x]
An investment adviser in accordance with  
ss.240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);   
 
(f)
[_] 
An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in 
accordance with ss.240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);   
 
(g) 
[_] 
A parent holding company or control person in 
accordance with ss.240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);   
 
(h) 
[_] 
A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) 
of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 
1813);   
 
(i) 
[_] 
A church plan that is excluded from the definition 
of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of 
the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-
3);   
 
(j) 
[_] 
Group, in accordance with ss.240.13d-
1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

ITEM 4. OWNERSHIP.

Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number 
and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer 
identified in Item 1.

      (a) Amount beneficially owned:
		1363315
      (b) Percent of class:
		7.99%
      (c) Number of shares as to which such person has:
		
      (i)  Sole power to vote or to direct the vote
		941590
      (ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote
		
      (iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
		1363315
      (iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition 
of

INSTRUCTION. For computations regarding securities which 
represent a right to acquire an underlying security SEE 
ss.240.13d3(d)(1).


												

ITEM 5. OWNERSHIP OF FIVE PERCENT OR LESS OF A CLASS.

If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of 
the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the 
beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of 
securities, check the following [ ].

INSTRUCTION: Dissolution of a group requires a response to this 
item.

ITEM 6. OWNERSHIP OF MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER 
PERSON.

If any other person is known to have the right to receive or the 
power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds 
from the sale of, such securities, a statement to that effect 
should be included in response to this item and, if such 
interest relates to more than five percent of the class, such 
person should be identified. A listing of the shareholders of an 
investment company registered under the Investment Company Act 
of 1940 or the beneficiaries of employee benefit plan, pension 
fund or endowment fund is not required.

ITEM 7. IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE SUBSIDIARY 
WHICH ACQUIRED THE     SECURITY BEING REPORTED ON BY THE PARENT 
HOLDING COMPANY.

If a parent holding company or Control person has filed this 
schedule, pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G), so indicate under 
Item 3(g) and attach an exhibit stating the identity and the 
Item 3 classification of the relevant subsidiary. If a parent 
holding company or control person has filed this schedule 
pursuant to Rule 13d-1(c) or Rule 13d-1(d), attach an exhibit 
stating the identification of the relevant subsidiary.

ITEM 8. IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE 
GROUP.

If a group has filed this schedule pursuant to ss.240.13d-
1(b)(1)(ii)(J), so indicate under Item 3(j) and attach an 
exhibit stating the identity and Item 3 classification of each 
member of the group. If a group has filed this schedule pursuant 
to ss.240.13d-1(c) or ss.240.13d-1(d), attach an exhibit stating 
the identity of each member of the group.

ITEM 9. NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF GROUP.

Notice of dissolution of a group may be furnished as an exhibit 
stating the date of the dissolution and that all further filings 
with respect to transactions in the security reported on will be 
filed, if required, by members of the group, in their individual 
capacity. See Item 5.


ITEM 10. CERTIFICATIONS.

      (a) The following certification shall be included if the 
statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b):

"By signing below I certify that, to the best of my 
knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above 
were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of 
business and were not acquired and not held for the 
purpose of or with the effect of changing or 
influencing the control of the issuer of the securities 
and were not acquired and are not held in connection 
with or as a participant in any transaction having such 
purpose or effect."

      (b) The following certification shall be included if the 
statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1(c):

"By signing below I certify that, to the best of my 
knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above 
were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of 
or with the effect of changing or influencing the 
control of the issuer of the securities and were not 
acquired and are not held in connection with or as a 
participant in any transaction having such purpose or 
effect."



SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and 
belief, I certify that the information set forth in this 
statement is true, complete and correct.


Date: 2/21/2018


Signature: Wendy Nunez


Name/Title: Wendy Nunez / Chief Compliance Officer/ Chief Operating Officer



The original statement shall be signed by each person on whose 
behalf the statement is filed or his authorized representative. 
If the statement is signed on behalf of a person by his 
authorized representative other than an executive officer or 
general partner of the filing person, evidence of the 
representative's authority to sign on behalf of such person 
shall be filed with the statement, provided, however, that a 
power of attorney for this purpose which is already on file with 
the Commission may be incorporated by reference. The name and 
any title of each person who signs the statement shall be typed 
or printed beneath his signature.

NOTE: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed 
original and five copies of the schedule, including all 
exhibits. See ss.240.13d-7 for other parties for whom copies are 
to be sent.

Attention: Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact 
constitute Federal criminal violations (See 18 U.S.C. 1001) 

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