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Puritan Medical Products Awarded $76M Contract to Help DoD Boost Swab Production

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Puritan Medical Products Awarded $76M Contract to Help DoD Boost Swab Production - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Puritan Medical Products has received a $75.5M contract to set up a new facility for boosted production of swabs in support of the nation’s medical needs.

Lt. Col. Mike Andrews, a Department of Defense spokesman, said in a statement published Wednesday that the investment would raise the monthly swab production rate to 40M swabs in line with Defense Production Act Title III that provides the funds.

The contractor will put up the new facility in Pittsfield, Maine, and open 150 new jobs for the new factory’s operations. Production work will commence in May.

“The increased production and long-term industrial capacity will help support the needs of the nation,“ said Lt. Col. Andrews.

DPA Title III aims to address resource needs in line with national security and defense missions.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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