About Us


The Traco Medical story is the American story.  Founder Ken Smith was raised on a hog farm in rural Southwestern Minnesota.  Dissatisfied with his day to day job in Sioux Falls, and armed with the strong work ethic and values from his beginnings, he began refurbishing medical equipment on the side in his garage.  Ken saw a need, and a company was born.  What started over 30 years ago as a business selling a few beds to local hospitals and clinics has grown into an international supplier for refurbished and patient ready hospital beds, stretchers, birthing beds, and parts.

Today Ken is still going strong in the business and has been joined by his two sons, Cole and Cade.  The business has grown, but the hard work and the values from the farm are still here.  Whether our customer is a large urban hospital in California, a rural clinic in Arkansas, a multi-campus university in New York, or a small community college in Iowa, our customer service and quality are never compromised.