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U.S. Department of Energy Approves US&S, Inc. as Official Protege of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC

May 1, 2013

Greenville, SC - On May 1, 2013, US&S received formal approval of its Mentor-Protege Agreement between Savannah River Nuclear Solutions under DOE Contract Number DE-AC09-088SR22470 effective through April 2013.

The goal of the Department of Energy's Mentor-Protégé Program is to provide an opportunity for eligible small businesses to receive developmental assistance in business and technical areas. The Program is designed to improve capabilities to perform contracts and subcontracts for the Department and other Federal agencies. The Department utilizes the Mentor-Protégé Program to increase the participation of small businesses as prime contractors, as well as subcontractors to prime contractors. Department prime contractors, as mentors, enter into agreements with eligible protégé firms to provide developmental assistance to enhance the business and technical capabilities of the protégé firms and to promote and foster long-term business relationships.

US&S, founded in 2003 by retired Naval Commander Richard Hagins, is in its 10th successful year of business in the upstate of South Carolina. The company has grown to $21 million in annual revenue, employs over 85 people, and services both federal and commercial clients across the southeastern United States. Today, the company has grown to a three-unit company providing facilities support, construction, and staff augmentation services. The company holds Small Business Administration 8(a), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) through the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and Minority Business Enterprise (DBE) through the Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) certifications.

For more information, please contact Euleta Alston, US&S Business Development Manager, at

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