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Maine Facility to Make More Testing Swabs through Defense Production Act Award

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 06:50 pm

Puritan Medical Products will double its output of the swabs needed for coronavirus testing under a new Defense Production Act contract announced this week.

The company currently makes 20 million of the swabs each month. It will now use a facility in Pittsville, Maine, to make 20 million more each month, starting in May.

“The increased production and long-term industrial capacity will help support the needs of the nation,” a DOD spokesman said in a statement.

The $75.5 million contract will also help Puritan add 150 employees.

Army photo by Sgt. Sarah Kirby

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Post courtesy of the Association of Defense Communities

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