WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The US Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week) Awards. The MED Week Awards is the highest national recognition a US minority-owned company can receive from the Department of Commerce. These prestigious awards honor the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs and individuals and organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to advancing minority entrepreneurs.

The 2022 National Minority Business Award recipients are:


Robert J. Brown Minority Company of the Year is presented HJ Russell & Company. HJ Russell & Company was founded in 1952 as a general contractor. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, HJ Russell has since grown to become one of the largest black-owned construction services companies in the United States, expanding into other service areas such as program management, real estate development, and property administration.

Minority Construction Company of the Year is presented Onyx Enterprises, Inc., a Certified Woman and Minority Owned and Small Business headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, provides engineering consulting, project management, and construction management services to local, state, federal, technical consulting firms and contractors. Tarolyn Buckles is President and CEO. Onyx Enterprises has over 34 years of project management and construction management experience.

Minority Export Company of the Year is presented Tecma. The organization was founded over three decades ago by the company’s current President and CEO, K. Allan Russell, along with three sponsoring business partners. Tecma has developed a business model, the Mexico Shelter Manufacturing Partnership (MSMP), that has helped its customers conduct business in…


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