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.

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.

Join me for One Team. Same Page. Maximum Value at #SAMEJETC18

Join me for One Team. Same Page. Maximum Value.

Who: Moderator Danielle Barner, VP, Federal DB Director, Atkins; Ernest Enrique, P.E., CEO, CMS Corporation (Speaker), Sarah Cole, VP, BD, O’Brien Engineering, Inc. (Speaker); and Jason Winkler, Western Region BD Manager, North Wind Group (Speaker)

Where: SAME JETC 2018 – Kansas City Convention Center, Room 3501 H

When: Friday, 25 May 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

What: Our interactive panel discussion will provide pointers on how to better position for an opportunity and get the most out of your teaming partners. Whether you are a small or large business, full-service design firm, or general contractor, teaming with other firms is a large part of how we do business and pursue new work. Putting together a successful pursuit strategy, management approach, and winning proposal is challenging enough. Are you making it harder, or easier, on yourself by bringing additional firms into the fold? Let our panelists help you navigate the best way to build ONE TEAM, keep everyone on the SAME PAGE, and get MAXIMUM VALUE out of your partnerships.

Hope to see you there!
Ernest Enrique, PE, CEO
CMS Corporation


Moderator Danielle Barner, VP, Federal DB Director, Atkins; Ernest Enrique, P.E., CEO, CMS Corporation (Speaker), Sarah Cole, VP, BD, O’Brien Engineering, Inc. (Speaker); and Jason Winkler, Western Region BD Manager, North Wind Group (Speaker)