Puritan Medical Products Co., the Guilford manufacturer of medical swabs used in COVID-19 testing, has been named Company of the Year by Inc. magazine in its inaugural Best in Business Awards.

The awards “celebrate companies — big and small — making a superlative impact on their industries, their neighbors and our world,” Inc. said in a special issue, released last week. The magazine considered 2,700 applicants throughout the country for “best” honors in 37 industry categories, but the overall prize went to Puritan.

The Inc. editors wrote: “The cream of these entries countered so much uncertainty this year by asking more of themselves: What else can we do? Whom else can we help? How else can we change the world?” Read more