The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship today honored Tactical Medical Solutions (TacMed), a veteran-owned enterprise from South Carolina, as the Small Business of the Day for National Small Business Week. This business, which was nominated by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), will be recognized in the Congressional Record of the U.S. Senate.
TacMed, founded in 2003 by Ross Johnson, a former Army Special Forces medic, provides customized first-aid kits, tourniquets, and other emergency supplies to support first responders, military, and law enforcement agencies.
“As a former small business owner, I am committed to ensuring entrepreneurs have the resources to succeed and grow,” said Senator Scott. “In South Carolina, small businesses represent 97% of all employers and have had an amazing impact on the economy. TacMed is certainly a testament to that. By serving our nation’s brave men and women in uniform, they continue to grow and undergird the dynamic nature of our state’s economy, especially in the Upstate. I proudly recognize their steady growth and contribution to the Anderson community for National Small Business Week.”
CEO and founder Ross Johnson said, “When I started this company, it was about making sure as many people made it home as possible. Then the focus was Afghanistan and Iraq. Now it’s everywhere: the soldier on the battlefield, the officer on patrol, the civilian caught in an unfortunate situation. You’ll never hear us say we save lives, because we don’t. We make equipment. Someone else is taking the risk to save a life and we don’t want to take anything away from what they do. What we do is make their job easier by providing effective solutions engineered to work in their environment.”
The Anderson-based company has grown to become one of the largest suppliers of high-quality medical products, creating 40 jobs in the state of South Carolina.
"Congratulations to TacMed Solutions for receiving this recognition," said U.S. Senator Jim Risch, chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. "Our nation relies on its 28 million small business owners to keep our economy moving forward, and I'm glad we can highlight their individual and collective achievements this week."
For over 50 years, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. As chairman, Risch honors America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Senate regularly.###