CMS Achieves “Accredited Quality Contractor” Status From ABC

Maumee, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) of Bargersville, IN and Maumee, OH announced today that it has been named an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) organization for its commitment to corporate responsibility. ABC’s selective AQC program was launched in 1993, and only 229 of the nation’s elite merit shop construction contractors earned this credential in 2020.

CMS CEO, Ernest Enrique, stated, “We are pleased and grateful to receive this prestigious designation. CMS strives for excellence in each of the five adjudicated areas for this credential: quality, safety performance, talent management, craft, and management education, and community relations, inclusion, diversity, and equity.”

ABC National Chair of the Board of Directors, Steve Klessig (VP of Architecture and Engineering, Keller Inc.) stated, “Accredited Quality Contractors are the types of companies I want to work for and do business with because of the priority placed on world-class safety, culture, workforce development, innovation, diversity and quality. Congratulations to the leadership and employees of CMS Corporation for your daily commitment to corporate and community service; you exemplify the merit shop philosophy and what’s best about ABC membership.”

In earning the AQC credential, each member company commits to world-class safety by achieving Gold, Platinum, or Diamond level in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants, with top performers achieving incident rates more than eight times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. CMS recently achieved Diamond level, the highest level, in ABC’s STEP safety program.

CMS Receives 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award from U.S. Department of Labor

Maumee, OH – U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized CMS Corporation (CMS) as one of the 849 recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by the U.S. Department of Labor. CMS received the Gold Medallion due to their commitment to hiring and retaining veterans. Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.

“We participated in the HIRE Vets Medallion Program because we believe strongly in the importance of hiring and retaining veterans. In our line of work, we interface daily with members of the military, and we have found the experience of veterans to be invaluable – something that cannot be taught in school or in a corporate setting alone,” said Company CEO Ernest Enrique. “We are proud to accept this Gold Medallion and will continue to support veterans’ careers.”

CMS joins 848 other companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, who have shown a commitment to hiring veterans, but also ensuring that they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military service.

CMS was awarded this medallion based upon rigorous employment and veteran integration assistance criteria, including veteran hiring and retention percentages, availability of veteran-specific resources, leadership programming for veterans, dedicated human resource efforts, pay compensation, and tuition assistance programs for veterans. 

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.”

RM Builders JV Wins Two Projects at Fort Carson, CO.

Maumee, OH and Alamogordo, NM – RM Builders, a joint venture (JV) between experienced Department of Defense general contractor CMS Corporation and New Mexico-based protégé Jack Wayte Construction (JWC), announced it has been awarded two projects under the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Omaha FSRM Small Business Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC). CMS has been a mentor to JWC, an 8(a) and Woman-owned Small Business, under the US Small Business Administration 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program since 2015.

The first award is a $900k task order to replace kitchen drain piping and the second is a $2.5M task order to replace water mains. Both projects are at Fort Carson, CO. Activities under the $900k task order include removing and replacing kitchen drain piping and saw cutting to remove and replace cast iron pipes. This job is anticipated to be complete in late March 2022. The $2.5M task order is a design-bid-build project to demolish and replace water mains, including the removal of buried obstacles such as reinforced concrete, as well as reroute the proposed water main alignment to avoid damaging existing communications cables and/or ductbanks. This project will take roughly one year to complete.

CMS CEO, Ernest Enrique, stated, “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to continue work with our protégé, Jack Wayte Construction, and perform this work at Fort Carson. The JV is currently executing other awarded work at Minot Air Force Base, ND and Schriever Space Force Base, CO under this Omaha Small Business MATOC. The RM Builders JV will continue to provide a superior client experience with on-time, exceptional results.”

CMS Wins $4.3 M Fuels Project in Guam

Maumee, OH – CMS Corporation, an experienced Department of Defense general contractor, announced today it has been awarded a $4.3M project to repair four aviation fuel hydrant system pumphouses (designated as HS-1 through HS-4) at Andersen AFB, Guam.  This project falls under CMS’ Worldwide Engineering and Construction (WE&C) contract with the US Air Force.

Under this task order, CMS will replace a substantial amount of the piping network in each pumphouse with new stainless-steel (SS) piping sections to include reconnection to existing high point vents, low point drains, pressure relief valves, instrumentation connections. Ancillary work includes non-destructive examinations (NDE), new pipe supports, washing soluble salts from the entire pipe network, and replacement of one of four 600-GPM issue pumps and motors at each pumphouse. Additionally, CMS will clean, flush, pressure test, and commission the hydrant system. Work will include some off-site fabrication of SS piping sections, with piping ranging from ½ inch to 16 inches in diameter. 

Company CEO, Ernest Enrique, stated, “We are pleased to have the opportunity to support these core components of the hydrant systems at Andersen AFB.  This win marks significant growth for our overall fuels program, specifically in Guam, in 2021.  As always, it is our priority to deliver this project on-time, on-budget, and with the utmost level of client satisfaction.”

CMS Wins AMRS Project at Vandenberg SFB

Maumee, OH – CMS Corporation announced today that it has been awarded a $1.7M Advanced Meter Reading System (AMRS) Metering Implementation project at Vandenberg Space Force Base (SFB), CA.  This project was awarded under the Regional Engineering and Construction (RE&C) West IDIQ contract, and comes in as the company’s eighth AMRS project, following projects at Luke Air Force Base (AFB), Maxwell AFB, Peterson SFB, and Camp Atterbury.

This project entails upgrading 97 electric meters with new AMRS-compliant digital meters across 73 facilities. The new meters allow the Government to track energy usage in a more efficient manner. In addition to the electrical meters, other scopes include adding new communication drops, fused safety disconnects and switches, patch panels, new electrical conduit runs, and some underground trenching.

CMS CEO, Ernest Enrique, stated, “CMS is pleased to have the opportunity to upgrade the meters at Vandenberg SFB to help the Government track and reach their energy usage goals.  We have built a robust AMRS program with experienced AMRS professionals who will ensure successful and timely project delivery.”

CMS Wins $3.7M Fuels Project at Mansfield Lahm ANGB

Maumee, OH – CMS Corporation announced today it has been awarded a $3.7M project to Repair and Upgrade POL Facilities at Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base (ANGB), OH. This project falls under CMS’s prime East Regional Engineering and Construction (RE&C) Contract, awarded by the United States Air Force.

Work on this Design-Bid-Build project will include valve replacements, paving, curbing improvements, pantograph loading arms and the installation of four canopies.

CMS CEO, Ernest Enrique, stated, “CMS is pleased to begin work at the Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base in Ohio. Working in a state where many of our Team Members reside is always a welcome opportunity. Our extensive fuels resume, combined with our network of local resources, will ensure successful delivery of this project.”

CMS Wins AMRS Project at Davis-Monthan AFB

Maumee, OH – CMS Corporation, an experienced Department of Defense general contractor, announced today it has been awarded a $2.3M Advanced Meter Reading System (AMRS) Metering Implementation project at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), AZ.  This task order was awarded under the US Air Force Regional Engineering & Construction (RE&C) West IDIQ, and closely follows a similar $1.7M AMRS project at Vandenberg Space Force Base (SFB), CA, awarded just days ago, marking CMS’ ninth AMRS project in the past several years.

This project entails the purchase and installation of 99 new AMRS-compliant electric meters and 68 new gas meters across 95 secure and non-secure facilities basewide. The new meters allow the Government to track energy usage in a more efficient manner. In addition to the new electric and gas meters, other scopes of work will include adding pulse kits, communications switches, new communication drops, fused safety disconnects and switches, patch panels, new electrical conduit runs, some underground trenching, testing and commissioning.

CMS CEO, Ernest Enrique, stated, “We are pleased with the growth of our AMRS program over the last few years, and confident that our expertise in AMRS metering implementation will ensure successful project delivery. We look forward to facilitating the Air Force’s overall strategy to improve energy performance and reduce energy costs at Davis-Monthan AFB by allowing them to better monitor and track their energy usage.”

CMS Wins $2.4M Fuels Project in Puerto Rico

Maumee, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS), an experienced Department of Defense general contractor, has been awarded a $2.4M project to repair fuel Tank 1 at Luis Muñoz Marin Air National Guard Base (ANGB) in Puerto Rico. This task order was awarded under CMS’s Regional Engineering & Construction (RE&C) East Region prime contract with the US Air Force.  This will be CMS’s second project at Luis Muñoz Marin ANGB, following the reconstruction of Tank 34 and repairs to a Vehicle Fueling Station (VFS) performed under a previous $6.1M task order.

This task order entails the repair of Tank 1, a 1,786-BBL (75,000 gallon) tank, which is currently out of service.  Interior repairs include replacing the internal floating pan, internal pipe supports, stilling wells, ladder, and issue and receipt lines.  Exterior repairs include replacing the roof guardrail and vent/inspection hatches, piping, nozzles, alarms, installing an external spiral stairway, grounding and davit arm. Once repairs are completed, CMS will blast and recoat the tank. This project will take roughly one year to complete.

Company CEO, Ernest Enrique, stated, “We look forward to the opportunity to continue fuels work at Luis Muñoz Marin ANGB.  We are well versed in the logistics of working at island locations and have solid knowledge of this particular Caribbean locale, as we recently completed work on the tank adjacent to Tank 1. This institutional knowledge, combined with our robust and growing worldwide fuels program, will ensure the successful delivery of the project in support of the base mission and the US Air Force.”

ACCIONA CMS JV Wins $17M Port Ops Facility at NS Rota

BARGERSVILLE, IN USA and MADRID, SPAIN – ACCIONA CMS JV announced it has been awarded a $17.2 million project to construct Port Operations Facilities at Naval Station (NS) Rota, Spain. This is the initial task order (or seed project) awarded to the JV under the US Navy’s $500 million Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) at Rota, Spain.

For this project, the JV will construct a 3-story Port Operations Facility that will serve as a consolidated compound for intermodal management and port operations at NS Rota. The building will include a small craft maintenance high bay area, workshops, storage areas, an oil spill response area, a hazardous supply & waste storage area, bunk rooms, locker & shower rooms, a conference room, and office spaces, as well as an administrative suite to accommodate Spanish Port Operations personnel and functions. The JV will also construct a Harbor Control Tower to house equipment and work areas, as well as a Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) with offices, conference and training rooms, and a QA testing room.

Project completion is expected in Summer 2024. The JV is also currently bidding additional task orders under the Rota MACC, including a large hangar renovation and construction of an expeditionary maintenance facility and a new Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) maintenance shop and storage facility, with a combined value in the range of $65 million to $80 million.

Ernest Enrique, CEO of CMS Corporation, noted, “The JV is pleased to receive this first task order award under the Rota MACC. We look forward to the opportunity to partner with the Navy to safely deliver a high quality, timely and on budget Port Operations Facility that will support the NS Rota mission for years to come.”

ACCIONA CMS JV is a joint venture (JV) between Indiana-based CMS Corporation (CMS) and Madrid-based ACCIONA.