BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A Swedish medical supply company is setting up shop at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. The state-of-the-art facility will manufacture high-tech bandages which will be shipped to all over North America.
Officials from the Midcoast Regional Redvelopment Authority handed over the key to the 79-thousand foot building at a special ceremony this morning.
Molnlycke (Mun-Licka) Health Care is leasing the building from the redevelopment authority. The company plans to use foam produced at it's Wiscasset facility and manufacture bandages at the Brunswick plant. The company is looking to hire as many as 45 people from lab technicians to engineers. In the future officials may hire graduates from SMCC's campus at Brunswick Landing.
'We are working with the college as we speak and we very much expect that the students will migrate from tje college to us when they are ready for their first job,' said James Detert, the Site Director for Molnlycke.
The company expected production to begin in September and possibly double it's work force in five years.