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Immediate Release

DOD Details $75 Million Defense Production Act Title 3 Puritan Contract

Statement attributed to Lt. Col. Mike Andrews, Department of Defense spokesman: 

“The Department of Defense will invest $75.5 million in Defense Production Act Title 3 funding to increase swab production by 20 million per month starting in May. 

Puritan Medical Products was awarded the contract, which will quickly establish a new manufacturing facility capable of doubling its current monthly output of 20 million to 40 million swabs. 

The increased production and long-term industrial capacity will help support the needs of the nation. 

Puritan is securing a facility in Pittsfield, Maine where it will build its manufacturing facility. Puritan is also adding 150 employees to staff the new factory which will start production in May.”

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