Puritan grows southward: Workforce, incentives made Tennessee ‘right fit’ for expansion

When the federal government asked Puritan Medical Products to expand to another part of the country in order to efficiently ramp up COVID-19 testing swab production, Texas and Wisconsin were two of the suggested sites.

Officials from the Guilford-based manufacturer took a look at those states, but they liked Tennessee.

“It was the right fit, based on a lot of factors,” Scott Wellman, Puritan general manager, told Mainebiz Tuesday. “The people are just like the people in Maine,”  he said. “They’re warm and hard-working.” Read more

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