Maine company that makes coronavirus test swabs builds 2nd factory in Pittsfield

611,,, AND MAINE NOW JUST TWO SHY OF 5- THOUSAND RECOVERIES… “PURITAN MEDICAL PRODUCTS” – IS EXPANDING AGAIN AND BRINGING NEW JOBS TO MAINE. THE COMPANY IS BUILDING A áTHIRDá FACILITY IN PITTSFIELD, TO MAKE ITS NASAL SWABS FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTS. IT’S BEING FUNDED BY A NEW 51-MILLION DOLLAR GRANT IN FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS AID. SET TO OPEN IN JANUARY — IT WILL CREATE 200 JOBS AND PRODUCE 50 MILLION SWABS A MONTH. “FOR PURITAN AND FOR MYSELF, IT’S THE EMPLOYEES IN MAINE, THE INGENUITY THAT WE HAVE IN MAINE, TO BRING FORTH THE PRODUCTS WE PRODUCE, AND THE INGENUITY TO GET IT DONE IN A VERY QUICK AND EFFICIENT MANNER.” OVER THE SUMMER…PURITAN OPENED ITS SECOND TEST SWAB FACTORY, ALSO IN PITTSFIELD, WITH A PRIOR 75-MILLION DOLLAR FEDERAL GRANT. THAT FACTORY SUPPORTS 400 NEW JOBS AND IS ON TRACK TO PRODUCE 90 MILLION SWABS A MONTH…BY NOVEM

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Maine company that makes coronavirus test swabs expanding again in Pittsfield

Puritan Medical Products, a key player in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak, is expanding production once again and bringing more jobs to central Maine.The company, which is based in Guilford, is building its third Maine facility in Pittsfield, converting an old shoe factory to make nasal swabs for coronavirus tests.The factory is being funded by a new $51 million grant in federal coronavirus aid.When it opens next January, it will create 200 new jobs and produce 50 million swabs a month.”For Puritan and for myself, it’s the employees in Maine, the ingenuity that we have in Maine, to bring forth the products we produce, and the ingenuity to get it done in a very quick and efficient manner,” said Timothy Templet, executive vice president of Puritan Medical Products.Puritan opened another facility in Pittsfield over the summer by utilizing a $75 million federal grant. That factory supports 400 jobs and is on track to produce 90 million swabs a month by November.Sen. Susan Collins helped expedite the funding and attended Monday’s ceremony. In June, President Trump visited the Guilford factory, which employs 500 people.

Puritan Medical Products, a key player in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak, is expanding production once again and bringing more jobs to central Maine.

The company, which is based in Guilford, is building its third Maine facility in Pittsfield, converting an old shoe factory to make nasal swabs for coronavirus tests.

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The factory is being funded by a new $51 million grant in federal coronavirus aid.

When it opens next January, it will create 200 new jobs and produce 50 million swabs a month.

“For Puritan and for myself, it’s the employees in Maine, the ingenuity that we have in Maine, to bring forth the products we produce, and the ingenuity to get it done in a very quick and efficient manner,” said Timothy Templet, executive vice president of Puritan Medical Products.

Puritan opened another facility in Pittsfield over the summer by utilizing a $75 million federal grant. That factory supports 400 jobs and is on track to produce 90 million swabs a month by November.

Sen. Susan Collins helped expedite the funding and attended Monday’s ceremony.

In June, President Trump visited the Guilford factory, which employs 500 people.