Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, named Prestige Ameritech of North Richland Hills, TX as the U.S. Senate Small Business of the Week.
Rubio released the following video message to congratulate Prestige Ameritech as the Senate Small Business of the Week. A broadcast quality version can be found here.
“As Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, it is my pleasure to honor Prestige Ameritech, Ltd. of North Richland Hills, Texas as the Senate Small Business of the Week.
“When Kimberly-Clark Corporation closed its medical protective gear manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Dan Reese and Mike Bowen sought to revitalize this critical industry.
“Since 2006, Dan and Mike have led Prestige Ameritech, which specializes in manufacturing high-quality medical protective gear.
“And now, fourteen years later, Prestige Ameritech is the largest domestic surgical mask manufacturer and they’ve been certified as an FDA Registered Facility, HUBZone, and a certified Native American Owned Business.
“They are also strong advocates for supply chain security and revitalizing the medical industrial sector here in the United States.
“For over a decade, since the H1N1 swine flu epidemic over a decade ago, they have strengthened industry partnerships and warned government officials of the dangers of exporting our medical industrial capacity.
“In response to the growing coronavirus outbreak, Prestige Ameritech has ramped up their daily production to 600,000 masks. Their work provides protection for millions worldwide, from healthcare workers to protecting our citizens.
“So congratulations to Dan, Mike, and the entire Prestige Ameritech team. I look forward to your continued success, and honor your remarkable leadership in this important field.”
As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Senator Rubio continues the tradition of honoring America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship oversees proposed legislation on matters relating to the Small Business Administration and investigates all problems relating to America’s small businesses.