Working on "the cutting edge of science," Moore's nomination letter continues, "Puritan Medical Products LLC has developed significant advances in high-performance DNA-free swabs, and 21st century flock swabs including patent-pending PurFlock® Ultra and HydraFlock® swabs."
"Their achievements have helped spread the word across the nation and around the globe about Maine's great work force, quality products and spirit of innovation," she wrote. "Hardwood has been a great ambassador as well, promoting Maine products, quality, ingenuity and work ethics at tradeshows throughout the United States and around the globe. Puritan was recognized as Maine's Exporter of the Year by the Maine International Trade Center."
"I have always been impressed with the level of community service at Hardwood. Not only are they committed to this community through job creation and investment," Moore continued, "they maintain strong support for the Pine Tree Hospice, Guilford Kiwanis Christmas Program, YMCA, Friends of Community Fitness, the Penquis Leadership Institute and the Piscataquis River Festival, to name a few."
The company also gives $1,000 scholarships each year to employees' children who are graduating from high school and heading to higher education.
Each of the Governor's Awards for Business Excellence recipients "characterizes what it is that makes a business not only great to work for, but a true asset to their communities," said George Gervais, the state's acting Commissioner of Economic and Community Development.
When the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development began accepting nominations for the awards late last November, Gervais's predecessor, then-Commissioner Thaxter Trafton,
|SOURCE Hardwood Products Company|
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