Puritan Medical Products and Hardwood Products companies recognized for century of community commitment

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GUILFORD — Puritan Medical Products, LLC, along with its sister company Hardwood Products Co, LLC, recently received the Spirit of America Foundation Tribute Award from the town of Guilford.

Tom Goulette, Guilford town manager, presented the award in recognition of the companies diverse and extensive contributions to the community, particularly in its role as an employer. Collectively, Puritan and Hardwood employ more than 500 people and provide “millions of local payroll dollars” to the area. In addition to being a vital contributor to the local economic engine, Puritan also fosters higher education through the provision of scholarships to the children and grandchildren of employees and provides both financial and other types of support to the town’s infrastructure.

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PURITAN MEDICAL AND HARDWOOD PRODUCTS Guilford Town Manager Tom Goulette, second from right, presented Puritan Medical Products and Hardwood Products, Co. with the Spirit of America Foundation Tribute Award in recognition of community service. Pictured with Goulette are, from left, Timothy Templet, Ginny Templet, Terry Young and James Cartwright.

The award also acknowledged Hardwood and Puritan’s long track record of community stewardship on the “commendable occasion of its 100th anniversary in business.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the town with this award,” states Timothy Templet, Puritan’s executive vice president of sales. “The community has also been tremendously supportive of us through the years and has been instrumental in our ability to achieve the 100-year milestone.”

Hardwood and Puritan are planning a series of employee and community events throughout the year as well as customer appreciation and other outreach efforts to celebrate the people who have been the foundation of the companies ability to achieve the 100-year milestone. For more information, visit

Puritan Medical Products Co., LLC, is a family-owned American company known worldwide as the trusted manufacturer of single-use products for controlled environments, diagnostics and specimen collection, environmental, forensics and genetics, medical, and microbiology media industries. Puritan is FDA-registered and ISO-certified. Its products enhance the ability of its customers to collect, analyze, and transport specimens with the utmost confidence in the products’ clinical integrity. Puritan manufactures all of its patented flock swabs and related products in its facility in Guilford.

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