The USMI team is diversified in many fields of expertise, Program
Management, Engineering, Composite Lamination, Electrical, Outfitting,
Welding, Upholstery, Quality Assurance and Administration. All departments
work together as one unified team to do whatever it takes to complete
all contracts on time and within budget. Each department and team
member at USMI plays a special and integral role in delivering a final
product to our customer. USMI's key personnel have over 25 years of
experience. This provides a knowledgeable team with a successful background
in executing military & government contracts.
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Each one of USMI's programs has an overall Program Manager. These
managers have vast experience in managing government programs. The
program manager teams with the appropriate departments to complete
the project within the time frame promised and within budget.
USMI's engineering department is fully CAD CAM integrated with
3D modeling, 2D drawing, structural finite element analysis and
hydrostatics software as well as proprietary USMI developed software.
The USMI engineering staff includes naval architects, marine engineers,
mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, designers and draftsmen
that execute all engineering requirements for government contracts
and USMI needs. These requirements include design, fabrication,
testing, quality assurance, as-built drawings and sustaining engineering
of all craft and systems.
USMI's lamination department has been developing hi-tech laminate
craft for over 30 years. Lamination is executed in climate-controlled
buildings. Parts are molded using premium vinylester and epoxy resins
with reinforcement fibers of glass, Kevlar, or carbon. Vacuum assisted
resin transfer methods and custom woven materials that are pre-impregnated
with epoxies are also used in production at USMI. Cored laminates
are employed extensively with the latest in vacuum bagging and postcuring
USMI has over a decade of experience
building high performance combatant craft utilizing advanced composites
and has a state of the art curing oven with integrated vacuum and
data acquisition systems. The use of these advanced composites will
yield a lightweight boat structure which allows greater payload
than would be achieved using hand lay-up techniques.
USMI's electrical department produces the finest in boat wiring
systems. Systems are designed and constructed to the highest standards
of safety and required regulatory bodies such as ABS standards.
Water proofing, circuit protection, elimination of electro-magnetic
interference and access for troubleshooting and maintenance are
always emphasized. Construction of full communications suites, and
command and control functions are our specialty.
USMI's outfitters have developed years of experience in the outfitting
of special warfare craft. These USMI custom components as well as
propulsion plants and auxiliary systems are integrated by knowledgeable
and professional outfitting crews. Everything is designed, constructed
and installed to be rugged, corrosion resistant and functional.
With the addition of a new CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine,
FRP and upholstery materials are able to be machine cut. The CNC is
equipped with a drag knife, round knife and an air brush system for
marking materials. It is also equipped with a high speed router that
is capable of cutting various cores. This new CNC machine assists
USMI in the production phase of configuration control.
The welding department creates everything from custom weldments to
complete hulls. USMI employs both MIG and TIG AWS certified welders.
USMI's welders are experienced in welding aluminum, stainless steel,
mild steel, copper nickel and titanium. All welding is accomplished
in-house from small parts to the completion of craft hulls. USMI has
a dedicated N/C cut waterjet facility for use in production. In the
past three years, USMI's welding department has doubled in size, both
personnel and space. This enlargement provides USMI with the capability
of working on multiple production craft at a time.
USMI's Upholstery/ Canvas division is located in a 5,600 square foot
climate controlled building attached to the main outfitting facility.
The division has 10 commercial sewing machines and a 64' long by 16'
wide layout/ cutting table. This shop is capable of producing all
the soft goods required for our boats (ie: covers, seats, stowage
bags, custom gear stowage and restraint netting and straps, etc.)
USMI assistance teams are known as Tiger Teams. These teams are
made up of USMI employees who are experts in their field. USMI has
provided Tiger Teams to various customers, both US and International,
for communication systems integration, craft maintenance and repair,
incorporation of upgrades through Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs)
and training. Training provided by USMI includes Advanced Electrical,
Craft and Auxiliary Systems Familiarization, Advanced Systems and
Electrical, and underway training including Boat Handling and Craft
In short, USMI Tiger Teams are available at any time to travel anywhere
to assist our customers in any way.
Payroll, and Human Resources are performed in-house. Accounting
is capable of handling all aspects of Government contracting
including DCAA audits, DFAS payment tracking, and EFT payments
and receivables. The payroll department is DCAA approved and
audited. Payroll department also handles all 401k functions
An outside financial audit is performed yearly.
Human resources provides all employees with services for company and
personal needs. Employees are treated as family and morale and retention
All records are computerized and integrated with our Purchasing and
Warehousing departments utilizing MRP software.
At USMI, we work with you, the customer, as a team! All employees
are encouraged to show initiative to ensure that the product we
build is the BEST! From design of prototypes … To construction
of first craft… Through production of last craft… To
final drawings, logistics data, and contract data requirements list
(CDRL's), USMI's team has the ability to conform to or exceed all
aspects of your contract requirements.
Ask our customers!