U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today continued his "Congress at Your Company" initiative and visited Tunstall Americas' new data and operations center in Pawtucket to tout successful businesses in the First District. Congressman Cicilline toured the facility with Tunstall Americas President and CEO, Brad Waugh, met with employees, and discussed his efforts to grow and attract business in Rhode Island.
"Tunstall is a great addition to the First District's business community has already created more than 300 jobs over the last year and is expected to continue growing," said Cicilline. "I was pleased to have a firsthand look at their operations in Pawtucket and look forward to continuing to work with our business leaders to create jobs for Rhode Islanders."
"We appreciate the leadership and support of Congressman Cicilline and his instrumental role in bringing Tunstall to Rhode Island. The Congressman is a strong supporter of health care technology and reducing health care costs. Tunstall is the oldest Telecare/Telehealth company in the world and is a strong supporter of the Congressman and the Obama Administration's push in registering PERS as FDA Class 2 devices as well as the taxation on such devices," said Brad Waugh, President and CEO of Tunstall Americas.
The state-of-the-art facility, which opened last April primarily consists of call center operators and medical support staff, as well as warehouse operations and product shipping services. Tunstall is an international leader in telehealth services, which connect individuals with family and medical care professionals.
During his two terms in Congress, Cicilline has established a strong record on issues important to job creation and supporting small business. He has introduced the Make it in America Manufacturing Act and the Offshoring Prevention Act in order to support small to medium-sized manufacturers with targeted federal funds and repeal tax subsidies for companies that ship American jobs overseas.
Cicilline last visited Gripnail Corporation in East Providence as part of his "Congress at Your Company" series.