U.S. Security Associates Opens Chattanooga Office

Friday, June 27, 2014

U.S. Security Associates, Inc., a national security company, announced Friday that it has opened a new office in Chattanooga to support a contract with Volkswagon and other area clients including Whirlpool and Aldi.

The announcement follows another recent USA office opening in St. Louis, Mo. The new offices represent important market entries for the nation’s fourth-largest uniformed security provider. Both office locations are natural extensions of USA’s branch network, with other Midwestern locations in Indianapolis, Kansas City, Nashville, and Knoxville.  

“We are excited to have a more permanent presence in these large and growing Midwestern markets,” said Vice President and General Manager of the Midwest Business Unit Will Riley.

USA’s recent entry into the Chattanooga and St. Louis markets is a reflection of the firm’s performance in 2013 and the first quarter of fiscal 2014. “Steady growth, with $1.3 billion in 2013 revenue, is fueling USA’s continued expansion in the central U.S.,” reports Mr. Riley.

The security company celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013.  According to Northern Division President Joe Arwady, “Since its inception, USA has operated its branch locations as independent profit centers, with the local manager having autonomy over and accountability for his or her profit and loss performance. A continuous emphasis on developing and retaining talented people, and permitting them to grow and succeed, remains the firm’s key driver of success in the Midwest and nationwide.”

USA is launching its new office in Chattanooga under the leadership of Branch Manager Don Kline. Mr. Kline is a Penn State University graduate who began his security management career with U.S. Security Associates 14 years ago. Mr. Kline transitioned into the security service field after 28 years in manufacturing senior management. 

The Chattanooga office is at 6101 Enterprise Park Dr., Suite 900 in the Enterprise Business Center, less than three miles from Volkswagon.


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