Puritan Medical Products building new swab factory

June 9, 2020

Puritan Medical Products is on track to open a second manufacturing plant in July to produce medical swabs, according to a company press release.

The new facility in Pittsfield, ME, will allow the company to produce an additional 20 to 40 million swabs per month. It produces approximately 26 million swabs a month at its existing facility in Guilford ME, according to Timothy Templet, Executive Vice President of Global Sales for Puritan Medical Products.

The company makes foam, spun polyester and flock swabs, and primarily sells them to vendors of testing platforms and distributors. The new facility in Pittsfield will create at least 150 new jobs.

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