GUILFORD, Maine (AP) — A Maine manufacturer of medical supplies that have proven critical during the coronavirus pandemic won the “Company of the Year” award from a business magazine.

Inc. magazine bestowed the award on Puritan Medical Products of Guilford. The company has played a key role in diagnostics during the pandemic because it manufactures nasal swabs.

Inc. wrote that Puritan “will have increased its production capacity more than 30-fold within a year.”

The Maine Department of Labor said Wednesday the company recruited hundreds of employees to meet manufacturing demand.

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