CMS Receives ABC Awards of Excellence, Merit

Maumee, OH – The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky recently awarded CMS Corporation two Awards of Excellence for projects at Andersen AFB, Guam, and Luis Muñoz Marin Air National Guard Base (ANGB), Puerto Rico, and one Award of Merit for a project at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Emergent Repair of 6 STI Tanks at Andersen AFB received an award in the “Federal Government/Military Under $10M” category, Replacement of Tank 34 and Vehicle Fueling Station (VFS) at Luis Muñoz Marin ANGB was awarded in the “Other Specialty” category, and Repair High Temperature Hot Water (HTHW) and Steam Line D at Wright-Patterson AFB received the award in “Mechanical Institutional.”

For the Emergent Repair of 6 STI Tanks, CMS replaced six 10,000-gallon horizontal self-contained Steel Tank Institute (STI) Above-Ground Storage Tanks (ASTs) and all associated tank appurtenances.  Tank 34 and Vehicle Fueling Station at Luis Muñoz Marin ANGB consisted of demolishing and replacing a 17,000-gallon JP-8 tank and ringwall and constructing a 2,900-SF vehicle fueling station (VFS) driveway.  For the Repair HTHW and Steam Line D project, CMS excavated and removed 2,500 linear feet (LF) of existing HTHW lines and installed 2,500 LF of new direct bury piping, as well as new HTHW-to-low pressure steam and HTHW-to-hot water heat exchangers and new piping, valves, and controls. All three projects were contracted by the United States Air Force.

With the Excellence in Construction Competition, ABC seeks to “recognize the outstanding projects built by our members.”  CMS was recognized for efforts in innovation, quality, communication, and safety at the September 30th Awards Gala at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis, IN.  Company CEO, Ernest Enrique, stated, “It is an honor to receive these awards from ABC Indiana/Kentucky. We constantly strive to complete high-quality projects safely and on time, and to be recognized for doing so is certainly high praise. Thank you to ABC for an excellent evening at the September 30th gala.”

CMS Corporation Named a Top-Performing U.S. Construction Company by ABC

MAUMEE, OH — CMS Corporation (CMS) was ranked 36th on the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2021 “Top Performers with Special Designations” list, which recognizes ABC member firms in the areas of safety, quality, diversity, project excellence and special designations, ranked by work hours. CMS is proud to be certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the ABC Top Performers lists identify industry top performers in a number of categories, including Top 200 Performers, Top Trade Contractors, Top Specialty Contractors, etc., all of which have earned the elite Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) credential, as well as the “Top Performers With Special Designations.”

Company CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “CMS has been a member of ABC for nearly 10 years. During this time, ABC has recognized CMS, a merit-based construction contractor, via numerous excellence-in-construction and safety awards. We are proud to be a member of the ABC organization and ranked #36 on their list of top-performing construction contractors with special designations.”

To be eligible, CMS demonstrated world-class safety performance by achieving Gold status or higher in ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Safety Management System, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 655% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2020 Safety Performance Report. Top Performers were ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2019, as reported in their 2020 STEP applications. ABC members that earn the AQC credential certify their commitment to quality, safety, craft and management education, talent management, inclusion, diversity and equity and community relations.

CMS is a previous recipient of numerous ABC awards, including the STEP Award, Platinum Level (2020), and the “Award of Excellence in Construction, Federal Government/Military Under $10M” category (2018). This is the second time CMS has been named to ABC’s Top Performers with Special Designations” list.

CMS’s Ely Receives 2020 CCS Outstanding Craftsperson Award

BARGERSVILLE, IN – Pat Ely 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. Ely received the award at the 27th Annual CCS Virtual Awards Celebration held on August 6, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event was held virtually. Nominations cited him for his strong commitment to construction safety and quality, resourcefulness, troubleshooting capabilities, responsiveness, and teamwork. Mr. Ely works out of CMS’s Bargersville, IN office.

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’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.

CMS Projects Receive ABC Award of Excellence

MAUMEE, OH — The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky recently awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) the 2018 Award of Excellence for projects at Purdue University, IN and Detroit Arsenal, Warren, MI. The Purdue Flex Lab Facility project received the Award of Excellence in Construction in the “Mechanical/ Commercial” category and the Detroit Arsenal Tank Command (TACOM) Miscellaneous Repairs, Building 230 in the “Federal Government/Military/Under $10M” category.

For the Purdue Flex Lab Facility, CMS performed mechanical scopes of work, including campus-wide systems integration, for the construction of a new 107,800-SF multidisciplinary engineering research building. As the prime mechanical subcontractor for this $54M state-of-the-art facility, CMS met the prime contractor’s mechanical requirements and expectations for constructability, design, function, operation, and life span. Work on the new facility began in 2016 and was completed in the fall of 2018. CMS self-performed over half the mechanical scope and also managed specialized mechanical contractors for quality, timeliness, and professional conduct.

As the prime contractor for the $3.6M design-build renovation of Building 230 at Detroit Arsenal, CMS reconfigured existing spaces to provide 200 work stations, 35 new offices, 4 copier/filing areas, 2 conference/team rooms, and a kitchenette/break room. CMS also upgraded the existing HVAC system and installed furnishings. Overall, CMS delivered an aesthetically pleasing, comfortable space for Army personnel that was in like-new condition, durable, maintainable, and sustainable. All work integrated seamlessly with the Arsenal’s other buildings and finishes.

The Award of Excellence honors the skill and creativity of project teams, including the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer, responsible for outstanding merit shop construction projects. CMS was recognized by ABC for excelling in innovation, quality, and safety on both projects.

Khush Mander, Executive Vice President, was on hand with other members of CMS to accept both awards at the ABC 2018 Merit Shop Construction Awards Gala on September 27, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

CMS Awarded $35M Navy Submarine Refit Facility

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS), an experienced DoD construction prime contractor, announced today that it has been awarded the $34.7 million P-400 Submarine Refit Maintenance Support Facility at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Silverdale, WA. The project award was made under CMS’s $240 million NAVFAC Northwest Multiple Award Construction prime contract (MACC).

For this design-bid-build project, CMS will construct a 24,000-square-foot (SF) low-rise, steel-framed, reinforced concrete masonry and blast-hardened waterfront support facility, as well as a 15,000-SF upland general purpose storage facility, at NB Kitsap-Bangor. The Base mission is to serve as the host command for the Navy’s fleet throughout West Puget Sound and provide support to submarines, aircraft carriers and surface ships home ported at Bremerton and Bangor. The Base also provides services, facilities and programs for the war-fighting commands, tenant activities, crew, service school and employees on Base.

Once completed, this project will consolidate operations on the pier and expand shops and upland capabilities closer to the point of use in support of the Base mission. The facility will not only increase capability, but also minimize the time and resources needed to coordinate production workers, tools, and equipment.

Company CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “CMS has a longstanding partnership with the Navy, having successfully completed many projects at naval installations in the continental US, Hawaii and Guam. This marks our first task order award under the NAVFAC Northwest Mega MACC. We are thrilled to have this large task order award and look forward to working with the Navy to deliver an on time, high quality facility.”

This project will be performed in five phases and is expected to be completed by June 2021. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest in Silverdale, WA is the contracting activity.

CMS’ Jacob Yoder Receives 2018 CCS Craft Person of the Year Award

BARGERSVILLE, IN – Jacob Yoder 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. Yoder received the award at the 25th Annual CCS Anniversary and Awards Celebration on May 2, 2018, at the Indiana Field Museum in Indianapolis. Mr.Yoder is a repeat (2 time) winner of this key award.

Several CMS team members attended the awards ceremony with Mr. Yoder, including Khush Mander, Mercedes Enrique, Jake Hahn, Donna Brown, Stacey Nahlen and Stephen Gonzales. Nominations cited him for his strong commitment to quality and safety, resourcefulness, problem-solving capabilities, customer service and responsiveness, and team work.

CMS Receives SBA 8(a) Graduate of the Year for Indiana District and Region V

BARGERSVILLE, IN – CMS was awarded the Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award at the 2018 Indiana Small Business Development Center IMPACT Awards on May 2, 2018. This award honors formerly certified 8(a) business development program participants that have successfully graduated from the 8(a) program with continued success. Award winners demonstrate a history of successful performance, successful current performance and sound financial conditions.

Upon graduation from the 8(a) program CMS has continued to contribute to the small business community and is a recognized success story within the SBA program. CMS also became involved in the SBA Mentor-Protégé Program and currently mentors an 8(a) certified and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) under a Mentor/Protégé Agreement.

CMS was honored to be highlighted during the 2018 SBA‘s National Small Business Week celebration and extends sincere congratulations to the other SBA Small Business Week honorees.

Robert Scott, SBA Region V Administrator (right) visited with Khush Mander, Vice President, CMS Corporation (left) at CMS’s Bargersville, IN office on 16 Mary 2018. The visit followed up CMS’s receipt of the SBA 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award for Indiana District and Region V earlier this month.

CMS Wins 2018 CCS Outstanding Project Safety Award

BARGERSVILLE, IN – CMS Corporation (CMS) was awarded the Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS) Outstanding Project Safety Award for their work on the $27M Design-Build Recapitalize Deep Draft Berthing Wharf Charlie C-2, Naval Station Mayport, Jacksonville, FL project at the 25th Anniversary and Awards Celebration on May 2, 2018. The CCS Outstanding Project Safety Award is given to projects that exemplify an outstanding commitment to safety. CCS is dedicated to the elimination of construction and facilities maintenance jobsite injuries and illnesses with the ultimate objective of returning construction and maintenance workers home to their families, friends, and communities free from harm.

CMS CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “CMS successfully and safely navigated a number of unique challenges on this complex project, including extensive dewatering of 10 to 20-foot below sea level excavations, working at heights over water, and over 2,000 crane lifts. Despite these challenges, the CMS project team worked 157,000 labor hours with zero lost-time incidents. Overall, our successful completion of this project has extended the service life of the wharf bulkhead by an additional 50 years.”

CMS continually demonstrates how a company-wide commitment to safety, one of our core values, can deliver outstanding results. Safety awards, metrics, and trends demonstrate the success of our overall safety program. CMS has received several industry awards for safety awareness and zero accidents for our safety program, as well as for many of our individual projects and is proud to add this award to our list of achievements.