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March 5, 2010
U.S. Congressman Michael Michaud Joins Hydro Photon, Inc. and Elscott Manufacturing to Present Maine Warden Service with Supply of U.S.-Manufactured SteriPEN® Handheld Water Purifiers
Blue Hill, ME – Miles Maiden, CEO of Hydro-Photon, and Will Taylor, President of Elscott Manufacturing, presented first run Maine-made SteriPEN Defender handheld water purifiers to Corporal John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service today at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in Augusta, Maine.
Miles maiden, chief executive officer of Hydro-Photon Inc. of Blue Hill, discuss the technology behind the SteriPEN handheld water pruifier while Congressman Michael Michaud listens at a donation ceremony of Friday in Augusta.
Maine Warden Service Cpl. John MacDonald tests the SteriPEN handheld water purifier.
Miles Maiden said: “We are pleased to present these Maine-made SteriPEN units to these organizations and to mark this important development in our growth. We are confident that U.S. production of SteriPEN can support our military customers. With the help of our Maine officials like Congressman Michaud, this is an important start towards economically produced product that fills an important role in our global business. When I started Hydro-Photon, I wanted to produce SteriPEN locally but it just wasn’t economically feasible. With Elscott’s help we are able to meet our cost targets and I look forward to working with them to build this important part of our business.”
Will Taylor, president of Elscott manufacturing Inc. of Gouldsboro, discusses the technology behind the SteriPEN handheld water purifier with Laura Corbett, missions team coordinator at Faith Evangelical Free Church, Cpl. John MacDonald and Major gregory Sanborn of the Maine Warden Service.
Will Taylor of Elscott said: “With the current situation in the job market, job creation is a major factor within the state of Maine. This is a good example of two, Maine-based companies working together to bring jobs to Downeast, Maine. We look forward to being part of this endeavor of SteriPEN in the military and, as it grows further, to serve the many markets that require personal water purification.”
Congressman Michaud: “This is another great example of the type of generosity that exists all over Maine. The Maine Warden Service and the volunteers in Haiti do amazing work and there is no doubt that this donation will help them in their missions.”
SteriPEN handheld water purifier products use ultraviolet light to disrupt the DNA of microbes in seconds. Without functional DNA, microbes like viruses, bacteria, giardia and cryptosporidium cannot reproduce or make you sick. With just a click of a button SteriPEN can purify 16 ounces of water in 48 seconds or 32 ounces in 90 seconds.
Maine Warden Service Cpl. John MacDonald: “The Maine Warden Service is grateful to Congressman Michaud for facilitating this donation. In the recent past, members of the Maine Warden Service have contracted water-borne illnesses while working in Maine’s back country. We plan to distribute this product to Game Wardens for use in situations where portable water supplies may be questionable.”
Located in Blue Hill, Maine, SteriPEN products are purifying water for customers in over 60 countries.
Elscott Manufacturing, with locations in Gouldsboro and Ellsworth, is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified company going into its 33rd year. By utilizing the strong Downeast Maine work ethic, and with a relentless focus to quality and continuous improvement, Elscott has been able to thrive as a competitive alternative to offshore manufacturing. Elscott currently does work in the defense, aerospace, automotive, electronic and medical Industries.
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