The Albers Group LLC announces acquisition of a majority interest in Unmanned Systems, Inc (USI)

Company is focused on global Predator and Reaper operations, training, and test & evaluation.

McKinney, Texas, August 9, 2021 – The Albers Group (TAG), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVOSB) aerospace & defense company that provides aviation related engineering services, manned aircraft operations, and AS9100D manufacturing and an innovative technologies division focused on Warfighter outcomes, today announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Unmanned Systems, Inc (USI) – – a leading aerospace services company focused on global Predator and Reaper operations, training, and test & evaluation. Combined in what will be called “Albers Aero”, the team now provides aerospace services through four business units focused on technical services, manufacturing/MRO/Completion, engineering & ISR, and innovative technologies bringing an even more capable and expansive services and product offering to their collective customer base.

USI is known for providing reliable and high-quality training, operations, and test & evaluation services to its many clients over its 18-year history. With an eye towards all things unmanned over the years, USI has created the base from which the combined companies can deliver value like never before. “Following the legacy of Don & Kathy Bintz at USI, is going to be tough as they were amazing owners but our goal as the new stewards of USI and TAG combined is to guide the enterprise to greater heights while valuing our internal teammates from TAG & USI for the incredible work they do delivering value to our customers every day.” said John Albers, Pres/CEO of TAG and now of the combined companies.

TAG, while only six (6) years old, has grown rapidly since its inception in 2015 delivering quality MBSE services, aerospace manufacturing, aircraft maintenance and artisan touch labor for customers like Northrop Grumman, GE Aviation, the US Navy, and others. Under the leadership of John Albers, Col, USMC (Ret), TAG has driven improvement in operational execution, business development processes, capability expansion, and most importantly systems and technology innovation. As a result of this recent activity, the company is now positioned to serve military and other government customers globally.

The definitive agreement will result in a full merger of the companies at years’ end.

“We are working to build the company we wanted to work with when we were the Customer,” according to John, “that is our focus daily and will remain so. Solving problems and bringing value while inspiring our customers and each other is our primary driver!”

The Albers Group LLC Awarded Mentor-Protégé Agreement With
Vertex Aerospace.

Program to assist The Albers Group in expanding key support for DoD organizations

McKinney, TX, February 22, 2021 – The Albers Group, a rapidly growing certified Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), has been awarded a Mentor-Protégé Agreement with Vertex Aerospace LLC through the Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP). Under this agreement, Vertex will provide key aerospace maintenance and modification capability expansion assistance to Albers Group to strengthen their customer offerings to key Tier 1 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and DoD customers. Vertex will also provide guidance and counsel regarding building a scalable corporate infrastructure and support Albers Group in new business pursuits.

“The Albers Group is focused on ‘Inspiring Others and Delivering Value’ across their capability set with a culture focused on decentralized operations, initiative, and empowerment,” commented Richard “Vinny” Caputo, senior vice president of Vertex’s Aerospace Defense Services division. “They have been a key supplier for Vertex since 2018, always delivering on whatever we ask of them. We’re honored to be part of their growth and maturity into an even more capable company.“

The Albers Group is an aerospace and defense company focused primarily on the federal government. The company’s organic growth strategy is to take on meaningful and challenging projects that make their people feel engaged in their work and customer mission. The company aims daily to make an impact for the Warfighter through their ability to maneuver quickly, bring new technologies to bear, and deliver needed services & products at value pricing.

“We are thrilled to have this relationship and reach with the experience of the Vertex team as we carry out our growth strategy and support larger and more complex programs at the DoD,” said John Albers, the founder and current Pres/CEO. “The expanse of Vertex’s expertise and the depth of their DoD experience will provide a great sounding board for us to grow and hone our offerings to the defense market and beyond. We have big plans to make a difference for our customers, our community, and
our team.”

About The Albers Group
Headquartered in McKinney, Texas, Albers Group is a certified Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), providing contractor logistics support, model-based systems engineering (MBSE), lean implementation, aerospace services to include flight operations through their subsidiary, Liberty Air, an FAA approved on demand charter operator, AS9100D manufacturing, and innovative technologies where they focus on deploying key technologies for DoD customers.

About Vertex Aerospace
Vertex Aerospace offers a global capability and complete solution for government and commercial customers. The mid-level aerospace Company operates in over 100 locations worldwide providing aftermarket aerospace services for more than 2,400 fixed and rotary wing airframes. Vertex’s agility, rapid deployment capability, and customer optimization have distinguished it from competitors for over half a century. With a 50 percent veteran workforce, the Mississippi-based company understands the challenges faced by the defense sector. More information can be found at

The Albers Group Contact:
John Albers
(240) 545-8017

Vertex Aerospace Contact:
Rachel C. Henson
(601) 607-6552

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