Presque Isle plant is making equipment used on COVID-19 patients around the world

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Acme Monaco’s Presque Isle plant has long produced catheter guidewires used to treat heart issues in hospitals across the United States and around the world. But never has their mission seemed so crucial.

Production on the wires has gone up 55 percent since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as hospitals stock up on supplies needed to treat millions of patients suffering from symptoms of the virus, said co-President Rebecca Karabin-Ahern.

The Aroostook County plant’s part in the medical response to the COVID-19 pandemic reflects an international role for a county many perceive as isolated. Equipment intricately constructed by workers at the Presque Isle plant will eventually be used to treat patients in the United States, Germany, France and Brazil. Yet, even as sales skyrocket, the plant is still not working at capacity. Read more

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