Company Profile

Puritan Medical Products

Designs and manufactures medical products, including the nasopharyngeal swabs used in most Covid-19 tests.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Health
Year Founded
1919
Location
Guilford, Maine
Leadership
Scott Wellman, Timothy Templet
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

A century-old family firm located deep in rural Maine, Puritan Medical Products was one of only two companies in the world that made the nasal swabs necessary for Covid-19 testing, and these precision-engineered tufted sticks were in perishingly short supply. With tens of thousands of lives hanging in the balance--and old facilities to retrofit, people to hire, and machinery to acquire, Puritan executed a lightning-fast expansion that proved not only the company’s mettle but also the potential of public-private partnership and the power of Yankee ingenuity.