USS Rhino, LLC
USS Rhino is a joint venture between US&S Inc. and Rhino Assembly Corporation.  It is a certified minority and service-disabled veteran owned small business. Mr. Richard Hagins, is the CEO and majority shareholder of USS Rhino, LLC. The two companies’ cultures and core values directly align to form a strong team with diverse capabilities, financial stability, and a commitment to customer service and quality.

Joint Venture Partners Background
US&S Inc. was founded in 2003 in Greenville, SC and is a minority and service-disabled veteran owned company that provides facility maintenance and support services to the public and private business market sectors.  Mr. Rich Hagins, a retired US Navy Commander and the President and CEO of US&S, is a recognized and successful minority business leader who is committed to the communities where US&S works, lives and plays. US&S received the Greenville Chamber’s Small Business of the Year and South Carolina’s Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year awards in 2014.

Rhino Assembly was founded in 2000 in Charlotte, NC and provides innovative assembly tooling and solutions. Its expertise is in providing assembly tools and material handling solutions. Mr. Dan Brooks, President and Mr. Leif Anderson, Vice President, have diligently dedicated themselves to successfully growing their business in thirteen states in multiple markets.  Rhino Assembly has been recognized in 2015 as a Mid-Market Fast 40 Company by Business North Carolina magazine, honored in 2011 as a North Carolina Small Business of the Year finalist by the same publication, and has been internationally recognized in an Op-ed by President Barack Obama, March 2011, “The President Announces Economic Lessons to be Learned from Countries on Latin American Trip”.

Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
Certified Member, Carolina Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC) and National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

USS Rhino’s focus is working with industrial manufacturers such as: automotive (OEM and tier suppliers), heavy-duty vehicles, aerospace (OEM and tier suppliers), consumer products, food and beverage, power industry, pulp and paper, and other general industry manufacturing market segments.

The following represents our primary services:
●      Assembly and Maintenance Tools
●      Torque Wrenches & Torque Measuring Equipment
●      Material Handling Equipment and Solutions
●      Repair, Calibration & Maintenance of Assembly and Torque Tools
●      Worker Guidance & Quality Control Solutions
●      Facilities and Operations Management

USS Rhino will provide innovative solutions that contribute to corporations meeting and exceeding their diversity program target goals.  The company aims to be a valued partner that empowers customers to be more productive, build a better quality product, and maintain a safe environment for their workers through a diverse portfolio of products and services.