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.

CMS Receives National Excellence in Construction Award From ABC

BARGERSVILLE, IN – CMS’s work on the Design-Build Recapitalize Deep Draft Berthing Wharf Charlie 2 (C-2) at Naval Station Mayport, FL, has earned the company a National Excellence in Construction® Pyramid Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Federal Government/Military – $15M to $100M category. CMS representatives Ernest Enrique, PE, CEO and Mercedes Enrique, President, received the award March 21 during ABC’s 28th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, CA.

“CMS earned this Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award through their outstanding craftsmanship, teamwork and world-class safety processes, and Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to honor them,” said 2018 ABC National Chair George R. Nash Jr., Director of Preconstruction at Branch & Associates, Herndon, VA. “The uncompromising commitment to top-quality construction from the CMS team was clear from start to finish in building the Wharf Charlie 2 project. ABC is proud to claim these leaders in the merit shop construction industry among its members.”

The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, unique challenges, completion time, workmanship, attractiveness, innovation, safety and cost.

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.”

A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s panel included representatives from the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, the Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, the Design-Build Institute of America, and various construction-related firms nationwide.

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit them at abc.org.

CMS Wins 2017 SAME Small Business Award

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Small Business Award for 2017. This award goes to a small business (SB) that has completed work for the US Army, US Navy or US Air Force within the last 5 years in an outstanding manner. CMS received this prestigious award due to a proven track record of working with other SBs in the industry; letters of commendation, awards, evaluations, etc. showing exceptional past performance for our clients; and participation in and contributions to various SB conferences.

The award was presented 16 November 2017 at the SAME 2017 Small Business Conference (SBC) in Pittsburgh, PA. CMS CEO Ernest Enrique and President Mercedes Enrique attended the SBC and received the award.

CMS was one of 300 exhibitors at this year’s SBC. Over 2,500 people from the A/E/C industry, including small and large businesses and government officials from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Veteran’s Administration, Department of State, etc. attended this year’s conference. Ernest Enrique noted, “We are truly humbled by this recognition. This award showcases what is best about CMS and garners us tremendous visibility among our current and potential future clients, as well as firms that may wish to partner with us in the future.”

CMS Project Receives ABC Award of Excellence

BARGERSVILLE, IN — The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky recently awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) the 2017 Award of Excellence in the “Federal Government Over $10M” Division for a $27.1M design-build project to recapitalize deep draft berthing Wharf Charlie 2 (C-2) at Naval Station (NS) Mayport, FL. CMS was recognized by ABC for excelling in “innovation, quality, communication, and safety” on this project.

The Award of Excellence honors the skill and creativity of the entire project team – contractor, owner, architect, and engineer – responsible for an outstanding merit shop construction project. CMS constructed a new steel bulkhead and fuel delivery system at the existing Wharf C-2, successfully navigating a number of unique challenges along the way, including extensive dewatering of excavations of 10 to 20 feet below sea level, working at heights over water, and heavy rigging (including crane work from landside over water and from barge over water).

CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “Despite the many challenges of this high hazard project, the CMS project team worked 157,000 labor hours with zero lost-time incidents. For example, we performed over 2,000 crane lifts (including nearly 500 critical lifts) without incident. Overall, our successful completion of this project has extended the service life of the wharf bulkhead by an additional 50 years.”

In addition to the Award of Excellence, CMS was also recognized as an ABC Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) winner at the Platinum Level. The program recognizes the efforts of firms that consistently strive to achieve effective, best safety practices on jobsites and provides contractors with a tool to objectively evaluate their safety programs, policies, and procedures.

Ernest Enrique, CEO, and Mercedes Enrique, President, were on hand to accept the award at the ABC 2017 Merit Shop Construction Awards Gala on September 28, 2017 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

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 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 $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.

CMS Project Receives ABC Award of Excellence

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BARGERSVILLE, IN — The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky recently awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) the 2016 Award of Excellence for the construction of a $16M ballistically-hardened structure to house generators at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, GA. CMS was recognized by ABC for excelling in “innovation, quality, communication, and safety” on this project.

aoe2016The Award of Excellence honors the skill and creativity of the entire project team – contractor, owner, architect, and engineer – responsible for an outstanding merit shop construction project. CMS’s $16M Design/Bid/Build Waterfront Emergency Generators project received the Award of Excellence in the “Institutional $10M to $25M Division.” CMS constructed a 7,535-SF ballistically-hardened, climate-controlled emergency generator building to house and support two emergency backup generators, switchgear and control equipment, an overhead bridge crane, and external underground fuel storage, as well as utility and site improvements. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is the home port for US Navy Fleet ballistic missile nuclear submarines. This project is critical to the Base’s ability to provide reliable emergency backup power to the 24/7 operations at this high security locale.

The client cited the CMS project team for on-time project completion, despite government operations that frequently halted work. The CMS project team worked over 75,000 labor hours on this project with zero injuries or accidents.

Khush Mander, Executive Vice President, and Bill Beach, Vice President of Business Development, were on hand to accept the award at the ABC 2016 Merit Shop Awards Gala on September 29, 2015 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in downtown Indianapolis, IN.