CMS JV Wins USACE Omaha $225M Small Business MATOC

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS), under a joint venture (JV) arrangement with Alamogordo, NM-based Jack Wayte Construction Co., Inc. (JWC) called RM Builders JV, has been awarded a $225 million Facilities Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization (FSRM) Small Business (SB) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) by the US Army Corps of Engineering (USACE) Omaha District. (JWC, an 8(a), WOSB, and EDWOSB, is a Protégé to CMS, the Mentor, under an SBA-approved Mentor-Protégé Agreement.)

This contract is 100% set-aside for Small Business, with a 3-year base and 2-year option period of performance. Task orders may range up to $10 million dollars and will be design-build (D-B) or design-bid-build (DBB) for a broad range of FSRM requirements on military installations, civil works facilities, and interagency support projects, e.g., National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and US Dept of Veterans Affairs (VA). The majority of the work is anticipated to be in Colorado and Wyoming; however, projects may also be located elsewhere throughout the USACE Omaha District area of responsibility (CO, WY, MT, ND, SD, NE, MN, WI and IA). Scopes of work will include FSRM projects involving installation of mechanical systems, minor construction of new buildings/structures, renovation projects, repairs to dam and levee structures, paving, and anti-terrorism/force protection (AT/FP) measures.

USACE received 35 proposals. RM Builders is one of only seven firms awarded a contract. The estimated contract completion is October 2024. USACE Omaha District is the contracting agency.

CMS Wins $5.5M IU Dormitory Renovation

BARGERSVILLE, IN — CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded a $5.5 million mechanical contract by Messer Construction Co. for Indiana University’s (IU) McNutt Quadrangle North Residence Hall Renovation project in Bloomington, IN. CMS will be responsible for the demolition of the existing hot water and chilled water piping loop and risers, installation of a new 4-pipe system and 400 vertical fan coil units, air distribution systems, and a Siemens facility management system. The construction period is estimated to be 10 months.

CMS, an Indiana-based minority business enterprise (MBE), competed against three other mechanical contractors for the win. CMS’s Chief Executive Officer, Ernest Enrique, noted, “CMS offered strategic value propositions for a premier housing renovation project with an accelerated timeline on IU’s main campus. This is a tremendous project for our firm and will continue to bring high visibility to CMS in the higher education market.”

CMS is an award-winning small business construction contractor with design/build capabilities and strong self-performance experience in mechanical work. Nearly 90% of our revenues are derived from repeat business from satisfied clients, which is a testament to our success in building professional and lasting relationships.

CMS Awarded $32M Hangar Renovation at WPAFB

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS), an experienced DoD construction prime contractor, announced today it has been awarded a $32.2 million design-build project to convert Hangar F/20006 to a Program Executive Office (PEO) space at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), OH.  The award was made under CMS’s Regional Engineering and Construction (RE&C) East Region prime contract with the Air Force.

Hangar F/20006, a WWII-era facility, is considered a historical structure, eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing structure to the Wright Field Historic District; therefore, maintenance of the hangar structure, features and aesthetics are paramount. CMS will design and renovate approximately 37,340 SF of existing space and provide a new 2nd floor within the open hangar, for a combined total of approximately 60,000 SF of office space. At a minimum, this project will support a 300-person mission at the base.

Midwest-based architect/engineering firm American Structurepoint is teamed with CMS for the design effort. The PEO space will be designed, constructed and certified as meeting High Performance and Sustainable Building Standards.

Company CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “CMS has a long and successful history working at Air Force installations across the continental US, Hawaii, and Guam, and in particular at Wright-Patterson AFB. This project represents our fourth major award at this base under our current RE&C East Region contract. Additional projects being executed at WPAFB at this time include dormitory renovations, high temperature/hot water and steam line repairs, and HVAC work. We look forward to working with the Air Force to deliver another top-quality project to support the Base mission.”

This project is expected to be completed in 2 years. The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA) is the contracting activity.

CMS Named to ABC’s Top-performing U.S. Commercial and Industrial Construction Contractors List

CMS Corporation was ranked 16th on Associated Builders and Contractors2019 Top Performers list(s), which recognized ABC member contractors’ achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours, with special designations identified. CMS is among contractor members that have implemented STEP in 2018 and hold one or more special designations. CMS holds Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Excellence in Construction (EIC) award winner designations.

Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the lists identify the Top 150 Performers, Top 50 Performers with Special Designations and Top 20 Performers by Region.

“ABC Top Performers are leading the way in the merit shop construction industry, where diverse participants are constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance in an environment of fair and open competition,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “These rankings will help the industry identify contractors like CMS that have achieved world-class safety performance, demonstrated their commitment to their workers and their communities and earned recognition for project excellence and diversity.”

To be eligible, CMS demonstrated world-class safety performance by implementing ABC’s STEP safety management system, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 680 percent safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report. The Top Performers were ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2017, as reported in their 2018 STEP applications.

“This is a great achievement for the CMS team and great recognition by ABC!” commented CMS Vice President of Business Development, Bill Beach.

Get free access to the 2019 Top Performers list at abc.org/topperformers.

CMS Awarded $11M Fuel Hydrant System at FedEx Indy Hub

BARGERSVILLE, IN – CMS Corporation (CMS), a leading mechanical construction firm, announced today that it has been awarded an $11.4 million turnkey contract with Walsh Construction Company (Walsh) to install a new extension of the aviation fuel hydrant system at the Federal Express (FedEx) Corporation’s Indianapolis Hub (INDH) at the Indianapolis International Airport in Indianapolis, IN.

Over a 2-year construction period, CMS will provide and install approximately 24,000 feet of 12-inch and 16-inch epoxy-lined and FBE-coated pipe, galvanic cathodic protection (CP) for the piping and related structures, 35 fuel hydrant pits, 19 large isolation pits, 22 low point drain pits, and 22 high point vent pits. Work also includes approximately 1,500 feet of directional boring for a section of the 16-inch hydrant piping to be placed beneath 2 active taxiways and a runway. The complete fueling system includes installation of all related pipes, pits, valves, appurtenances, and static ground and CP systems.

This project is part of a 7-year, $1.5 billion expansion of FedEx’s 320-acre, 2.5 million-square-foot Indianapolis hub. All in, CMS’s portion of this project accounts for $11.4 million injected directly into the US and local economies through the purchase of domestically-made steel pipe, as well as the use of domestically-made specialty underground structures, domestic material suppliers, Indiana-based contractors (including MBEs), and locally-sourced labor. CMS is a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Small Business headquartered in Bargersville, IN.

Ernest Enrique, CEO of CMS, stated, “CMS is known for performing complex industrial mechanical and fuels-related work for our DoD and commercial clients. This award, the result of a strategic collaboration with Walsh, allows us to showcase our mechanical self-performance capabilities building a pressurized aviation hydrant fuel system for a key commercial customer.”

CMS’s Reecer Receives 2019 CCS Craft Person of the Year Award

BARGERSVILLE, IN – Dalice Reecer was selected by his peers at CMS Corporation (CMS) 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. Reecer received the award at the 26th Annual CCS Anniversary and Awards Celebration on April 25, 2019, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in downtown Indianapolis.

Mr. Reecer attended the awards ceremony with his wife, Katelynn, and several CMS team members, including Jason Chambers, Jake Hahn, and Matt Wilson. Nominations cited him for his strong commitment to safety and quality, resourcefulness, troubleshooting capabilities, responsiveness, and teamwork. Mr. Reecer works out of CMS’s Bargersville, IN office.

Mercedes Enrique among panelists featured at this year’s ISM event

Mercedes Enrique, President of CMS Corporation, was a panelist at last night’s Institute of Supply Management (ISM) meeting, to discuss the Legacy Monsanto Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program (MSDMP). Pictured from left to right are Daphanie Pointer, NA Supplier Diversity Lead with Bayer US – Crop Science (panel moderator), Gloria Carter-Hicks of Hicks-Carter-Hicks, LLC, Mercedes Enrique, and Melissa Lackey, CEO/President of Standing Partnership. The event was well attended by procurement professionals from around the St. Louis area.

RM Builders Wins $95M USACE Kansas City MATOC

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS), under a joint venture arrangement with Jack Wayte Construction (JWC) called RM Builders, has been awarded a $95 million Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) with USACE Kansas City District. (JWC, an 8(a), WOSB, and EDWOSB, is a protégé to CMS, the mentor, under an SBA-approved Mentor-Protégé Agreement.) This contract is 100% set-aside for Small Business, with a 3-year ordering period and task orders valued up to $15 million. Task orders will be design-build (D-B) or design-bid-build (DBB) for a broad range of military construction and renovation work within the geographic boundaries of the Kansas City District, but may also be used to support other projects located within the larger Northwestern Division of USACE. Scopes of work may include construction of new facilities, renovation, general interior finish upgrades and space reconfiguration, electrical service improvements, roofing materials replacement, mechanical systems repair, storm drainage structure repair, and plumbing repairs and improvements. Facilities worked at may include industrial, distribution, manufacturing, office, retail, recreational, healthcare, residential, and commercial use.

There was tremendous competition for this contract. USACE received 40 proposals. RM Builders is one of only six firms awarded a contract. The estimated contract completion is January 2022. USACE Kansas City is the contracting agency.