CMS Completes $27M Wharf Recapitalization for US Navy

BARGERSVILLE, IN: CMS Corporation (CMS) recently completed the $27.1M design-build recapitalization of deep draft berthing Wharf Charlie 2 (C-2) at Naval Station (NS) Mayport, FL. This project included construction of a new steel bulkhead at the existing Wharf C-2. CMS successfully navigated a number of unique challenges on this highly complex, high hazard project.

Crews placed 4,135 tons of piles, including 124 king piles and 282 sheet piles, placed 450 tons of rebar, poured 30,000 cubic yards of concrete, and performed extensive dewatering of excavations of 10 to 20 feet below sea level. Unique safety concerns included working at heights over water, trenching and excavating (e.g., installation of utilities below 8 feet in depth from finish grade), and heavy rigging (including crane work from landside over water and from barge over water). Crews performed over 2,000 crane lifts (including nearly 500 critical lifts) without incident.

CMS also constructed a new fuel delivery system. The system connected to the existing fuel line originating from the Navy Fuel Farm through six branch lines and ultimately to six fuel vaults on the bulkhead. The entire fuel system is comprised of double containment fuel piping and delivers both marine diesel fuel and JP-5 to ships moored at Wharf C-2.

At peak, CMS managed up to 10 subcontractors, including a crew of up to 60 people, working on site concurrently. Overall, the CMS project team worked nearly 157,000 labor hours with zero lost-time incidents.

Wharf Charlie 2 was officially accepted by the US Navy in a memorandum dated April 14, 2017. With the successful completion of this project, the service life of the original, degraded wharf bulkhead has been extended by an additional 50 years. With this new facility, the Navy can more efficiently fuel and service ships at NS Mayport.

CMS Graduates From Monsanto Supplier Diversity Mentorship Program

MAUMEE, OH – CMS’s Ernest Enrique, CEO, and Mercedes Enrique, President, recently graduated from the Monsanto Supplier Diversity Mentorship Program (MSDMP). The MSDMP is an extensive mentoring program designed to assist in the growth and sustainability of diverse suppliers. The program is directed to businesses owned by minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans or disabled veterans, as well as persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). CMS was selected from over 300 competing firms nationwide to participate in this prestigious program.

When asked about the MSDMP, Ernest Enrique stated, “It was a privilege to participate in this program. The information we have gained will help CMS as we continue to grow. Membership in the MSDMP has also fostered friendships with mentees and Monsanto staff that will be long lasting. Monsanto’s commitment to diversity of people and inclusive teamwork practices is an example for others to emulate.”

Monsanto has a long history of employing a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment. Working with diverse suppliers both in the U.S. and abroad is also important to the company. A member of the second class to graduate from the program, CMS’s CEO and President attended a formal graduation ceremony on 27 April 2017 at Monsanto headquarters in St. Louis, MO.

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Stephen Gonzales Selected CMS Craftsperson of the Year 2017

(Photo left-right: Jake Hahn, William Beach, Ralph Canter, Lisa Gonzales, Stephen Gonzales, Tom Medina)

BARGERSVILLE, IN — Stephen Gonzales was selected by his peers to receive the Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS) Outstanding Craftsperson Award. This recognition gives every CCS Association member firm an opportunity to publicly honor a craftsperson who they believe warrants distinction. It is intended to honor employees who work in the field, up to the level of Foreman.

Mr. Gonzales received the award at the 24th Annual CCS Anniversary and Awards Celebration on May 4, 2017, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. He received a Carhartt jacket embroidered with the CCS logo, “Outstanding Craftsperson 2017,” and his name. Mr. Gonzales’ wife and daughter were in attendance to support him in this honor.

Several CMS team members also attended the awards ceremony with Mr. Gonzales, including William Beach, Ralph Canter, Tom Medina, and Jake Hahn. Nominations cited him for his strong leadership skills, positive can-do attitude, and proficiency in multiple disciplines and crafts.

Mr. Gonzales is currently working as a Foreman on the Purdue Flex Lab Facility project at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. CMS is providing the mechanical scope of work for this $6.7M project.

CMS Wins $950M Air Force WE&C Contract

 MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded the $950M Worldwide Engineering and Construction (WE&C) contract by the US Air Force. Under this indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract, CMS will compete with other awardees for design-build and design-bid-build task orders for new construction, renovation, site work, demolition, and emergency response worldwide, as well as specialty services (e.g., aircraft fuel storage and hydrant systems, UXO remediation, range services, airfield and non-airfield paving, and radiological and hazardous waste remediation). The contract scope of work includes work in remote, austere, and/or high risk/contingency environments around the world. The period of contract performance for the WE&C contract is a 5-year base with three 1-year options.

CMS previously won all three Regional Engineering and Construction (RE&C) contracts under the Air Force’s $930M RE&C program (West, Central, and East Regions). Together, these regional contracts cover the entire US, including AK and HI. The geography for the WE&C covers everything outside the continental US (Europe, Pacific, Southwest Asia); however, stateside projects deemed too complex for the RE&C contracts may also be issued under the WE&C.

Company CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “This WE&C award, along with the recent RE&C awards, mark a major milestone for CMS and are a testament to our proven management approach, hands-on experience, financial stability, and outstanding past performance as a DoD contractor. CMS stands ready to support the Air Force, its client installations, and its global mission, including work in any remote, austere, and/or contingent environments we may encounter.”

The 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Joint Base Lackland, San Antonio, TX, is the contracting activity.

CMS Receives SAME Excellence in Construction Award

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) recently received the 2017 Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Kentuckiana Post Small Business Award for Excellence in Construction Services for its work on the $1.1M Advanced Metering Project, Phases V & VI, at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center (CAJMTC) in Edinburgh, IN and the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) in Butlerville, IN.

The award was made during a luncheon to open the SAME Kentuckiana Post Annual Small Business Workshop / USACE Louisville District Open House on 18 January 2017. SAME issued only three Small Business Awards – one each for Excellence in Environmental, A/E Services, and Construction Services – with CMS receiving the latter. This award recognizes a small business firm that has exhibited excellence in construction services over the past year via one specific project or a series of projects, projects that are public or private in nature, and projects that are either civil works or building projects.

This project was actually Phases V and VI in a 6-phase sustainable energy project performed by CMS dating back to 2012. Per the scope of the project, CMS installed a Utility Monitoring & Control System (UMCS) to meter and monitor gas, electric, and water usage throughout both locations. The UMCS incorporates life safety features (e.g., carbon monoxide and smoke detectors) and addresses building controls, such as temperature, humidity, lighting, and occupied/unoccupied status. Each of these areas can be monitored and controlled remotely by the installation energy manager. The project value for all six phases of work is $4.3M.

Ernest Enrique, CEO, noted, “To date, CMS has equipped nearly 200 buildings with advanced metering infrastructure, equipment, and controls at Camp Atterbury. We are proud to assist the Army in its efforts to achieve a high level of control and manageability of its energy usage at this installation.”

The SAME Kentuckiana Post luncheon was attended by well over 300 representatives of the military and the engineering, construction, and environmental industries.

CMS Wins $930M in Air Force RE&C Contracts

social_banner2MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded all three indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) regional contracts under the $930M AFICA Regional Engineering and Construction (RE&C) program. The RE&C program is 100% set-aside for small business and covers three regions – West, Central, and East Regions – each regional contract with a ceiling of $300M, $300M, and $330M, respectively. Together, all regional contracts cover the entire US, including AK and HI.

Under each RE&C contract, CMS will compete with other awardees for design-build (D-B) and design-bid-build (D-B-B) task orders for new construction, renovation, site work, demolition, and emergency response, as well as specialty services (e.g., aircraft fuel storage and hydrant systems, UXO remediation, range services, airfield and non-airfield paving, and radiological and hazardous waste remediation). The contract scope includes work in remote and austere environments throughout each region. The period of contract performance for each contract is a 5-year base with three 1-year options.

Company CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “This is an exciting time for CMS. These awards mark a milestone event in our 20-year history and are a testament to our proven management approach, hands-on experience, financial stability, and outstanding past performance as a DoD contractor. CMS stands ready to support the Air Force, its client installations, and its mission throughout the West, Central, and East Regions of the United States, including work in any remote and/or austere environments we may encounter.”

The 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Joint Base Lackland, San Antonio, TX, is the contracting activity.

CMS Wins $300M Air Force RE&C West Region Contract

social_banner2MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract for the West Region under the $930M AFICA Regional Engineering and Construction (RE&C) program. The RE&C program is 100% set-aside for small business and covers three regions – West, Central, and East Regions – each regional contract with an individual ceiling of approx. $300M. The West Region covers the States of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Under the West Region RE&C contract, CMS will compete with other awardees for design-build (D-B) and design-bid-build (D-B-B) task orders for new construction, renovation, site work, demolition, and emergency response, as well as specialty services (e.g., aircraft fuel storage and hydrant systems, UXO remediation, range services, airfield and non-airfield paving, and radiological and hazardous waste remediation). The contract scope includes work in remote and austere environments throughout the West Region. The period of contract performance is a 5-year base with three 1-year options.

Company CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “This is an exciting win for CMS. The CMS Team provides the full range of services that may be required under the RE&C West Region. We stand ready to support the Air Force, its client installations, and its mission throughout the region, including work in any remote and/or austere environments we may encounter.”

The West Region is the first of the three regional ID/IQ contracts to be awarded. Results of the source selections for the Central and East Regions are pending. The 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Joint Base Lackland, San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity.