CMS Wins $29M Hangar Project at Andersen AFB

Maumee, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS), an experienced Department of Defense general contractor, announced today it has been awarded a $29 million project to renovate and make additions to the existing Hangar 6 at Andersen AFB, Guam. CMS received this award under its $2.6 billion prime Worldwide Engineering and Construction (WE&C) contract with the Air Force.

For this project, CMS will renovate an approximate 18,900-SF portion of Hangar 6 to expand the footprint of the aircraft maintenance areas, as well as existing offices and support spaces. We will also construct two 1-story structures – a Supply Section and a Support Section, directly adjacent to the Hangar. The new Supply Section includes constructing a high-bay precast concrete structure that will contain storage racks, storage cabinets, and administrative desks. The new Support Section will contain Aerospace Maintenance Equipment (AGE) and Maintenance Storage within a high-bay precast concrete structure. Additional work includes construction of a new exterior wash rack and demolition of an 86-SM exterior storage facility.

CMS has a long, successful work history on Guam, having successfully executed over 35 renovation, new construction, design-build and military fuels projects valued at more than $112 million on island. Company CEO, Ernest Enrique, stated, “With this award, CMS is looking forward to adding to our 11-year history serving Andersen AFB. Our team’s institutional knowledge of Andersen AFB and the logistics of working on island, relevant hangar experience – both on and off island – and expansive on-island resource network will ensure successful delivery of this important project. We look forward to supporting the continued buildup on Guam, as well as the opportunity to continue our work at this strategic location.

Acciona CMS JV Wins $500M Rota MACC

MADRID, SPAIN and BARGERSVILLE, IN, USA – ACCIONA CMS JV announced today it has been awarded the Navy’s $500 million Design-Build/Design-Bid-Build Multiple Award Construction Contract (DB/DBB MACC) for projects primarily located in Rota, Spain. A joint venture (JV) between Madrid-based ACCIONA and Indiana-based CMS Corporation (CMS), the ACCIONA CMS JV was one of seven firms awarded a contract.

Under the MACC, the JV will provide DB and DBB general construction projects located primarily at Naval Station (NS) Rota; however, the contract may also be used throughout the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic area of responsibility worldwide. Task orders issued under the MACC can range from $8 million to $64 million and include construction of airfield, industrial, infrastructure, administrative, training, retail, food service, munition storage, and community support facilities. The contract duration is seven years, with expected completion in June 2029. NAVFAC Atlantic, headquartered in Norfolk, VA, is the contracting activity. 

MACC awardees were rated on their proposed organization for the MACC, overall safety approach and record, corporate experience, technical solution to construct a Port Operations facility (seed project) at NS Rota, and history of outstanding past performance. The combination of ACCIONA’s Rota region experience and expansive resources, coupled with CMS’s NAVFAC indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract management experience, made for a winning combination. The ACCIONA CMS JV Team also includes US-based American Structurepoint as the Designer of Record for task orders issued under this MACC.

Ernest Enrique, CEO of CMS Corporation, noted, “CMS has entered into a strategic partnership with ACCIONA for this pursuit. This award represents the first time in recent memory that a DoD construction contract has been awarded to a JV between Spanish and US contractors at Naval Station Rota. The combined resources, Rota region experience and IDIQ management expertise of the JV will enable us to deliver projects safely, on time and budget, and with a high level of satisfaction to the Navy.”   CMS is an award-winning construction contractor with DB experience and strong self-performance capabilities in mechanical, piping and fabrication work. Its scope of services encompasses new construction, renovations, fueling systems, and energy and sustainability projects for a wide range of federal government and commercial clients. Its standard business practices of empowering its employees, partnering with its clients, and consistently applying innovative solutions to project challenges enable CMS to provide its customers with the best value for their construction dollars.

CMS Awarded $9M Design-Build Hangar Renovation at Dover AFB

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS), an experienced Department of Defense (DoD) construction prime contractor, announced today it was recently awarded a $9 million design-build (D-B) project to repair Hangar 706 at Dover AFB, DE. Dover AFB is under the operational control of the Air Mobility Command (AMC). The 436th Air Wing is the host wing and runs the busiest and largest air freight terminal in the DoD.

The scope of work for this project includes design and multi-disciplined construction to update and repair architectural/interior, HVAC, controls, fire protection, fire alarm system, and electrical at the hangar. The project also includes repairs to exterior wash rack drains at the site. Century Engineering is a member of the CMS D-B team and will be the Designer of Record (DOR) for this project.

The U.S. Air Force awarded this project to CMS – a prime contract holder under the $2.5 billion suite of Regional Engineering and Construction (RE&C) multiple award contracts for work at US Air Force installations across the United States. Company CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “CMS D-B Team members have a long, successful work history at Dover Air Force Base. Our institutional knowledge, coupled with our past experience and lessons learned at Dover, will ensure successful project delivery. CMS is currently working at the Base to execute Phase V of a project to bury primary overhead electrical lines base-wide. We look forward to executing these projects efficiently and safely in support of the Base mission.”

Most recently, CMS was one of eight firms awarded the $70 million Small Business (SB) Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) at Dover AFB. Projects under the MACC may include single- or multi-discipline design services and/or general building construction for new, renovation and addition-type projects at the Base, as well as interior design, lead and asbestos abatement and/or incorporation of sustainable features.

CMS is an award-winning construction contractor with D-B experience and strong self-performance capabilities in mechanical, piping and fabrication work. Our scope of services encompasses new construction, renovations, fueling systems, and energy and sustainability projects for a wide range of federal government and commercial clients. Our standard business practices of empowering our employees, partnering with our clients, and consistently applying innovative solutions to project challenges enable us to provide our customers with best value for their construction dollars.

CMS Wins $70M Dover AFB Small Business MACC

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded a $70M Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) at Dover Air Force Base (AFB), DE. This contract is 100% set-aside for small business, with a 1-year base period and six 1-year option periods. Task orders issued under the MACC can range up to $10M dollars and will require either single discipline or multi-discipline design services and/or general construction for new, renovation and addition-type projects at Dover AFB. Projects may also require comprehensive interior design, lead and asbestos abatement and/or incorporation of sustainable features.

The Government received 29 proposals for this procurement and CMS was one of only eight firms selected to receive a contract. The estimated contract completion date is January 2028. The 436 CONS PKA at Dover AFB is the contracting agency.

In other news, CMS was also recently awarded a project for the design-build renovation of Hangar 706 at Dover AFB. The scope of work includes design and construction services to update and repair architectural/interior, HVAC, controls, fire protection, fire alarm system, and electrical at the hangar, as well as repair of the exterior wash rack drains at the site.

Ernest Enrique, CEO, noted, “These awards strengthen our presence at this important Base and throughout the region. In addition to these recent awards, CMS is currently working on a project to bury overhead electric lines at Dover. We look forward to the successful execution of these new projects and the opportunity to work with this important client in support of the Base mission.”

CMS Awarded $10.4M in Fuels Work in Guam

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS), an experienced Department of Defense construction prime contractor, announced today it has been awarded two tank repair projects in Guam. The first project is a $5.4M project to repair two hydrant fuel tanks at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB). The 10,000-BBL tanks are each 34 feet high by 50 feet in diameter. Tank repairs will include floating roof replacement, installation of aluminum stairways and handrails, replacement of level alarms, interior and exterior coatings, etc. CMS will perform API 653 inspections after the repairs are made and certify the tanks fit for service. The period of performance (POP) is 12 months.

The second project is a $5M project to repair two additional fuel tanks at Andersen AFB. The two tanks are also 10,000-BBL jet fuel tanks, 34 feet high by 50 feet in diameter. The range of repairs is similar to those previously described for the first two tanks. Repairs will also be followed by API 653 inspections and certification that the tanks are fit for service. The POP for this project is 13 months.

Both awards were made under CMS’s Worldwide Engineering and Construction prime contract with the U.S. Air Force.

Company CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “Since 2010, CMS has successfully executed over $80 million in construction projects on Guam for our Air Force and Navy clients. We have also completed or are currently performing fuels-related work in Korea, Guam, the U.S. and the Caribbean. Our expertise in performing complex industrial mechanical and fuels-related work, plus our Guam presence, make us uniquely qualified to successfully execute these important projects in partnership with our Air Force client. ”

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 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 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.

Enrique Named to Indiana Chamber Board

BLOOMINGTON, IN – Mercedes Enrique, President of CMS Corporation, a Bloomington-based construction company, recently joined the Indiana Chamber Board of Directors. She will serve on the Board for a 3-year term through fall 2020.

Enrique joins over 100 individuals from member companies making up the Indiana Chamber Board. They are CEOs, presidents, and other high-level executives from organizations throughout the state, representing diverse industries such as agriculture, construction, technology and data management, legal, manufacturing, real estate, health care, and many others. She is one of 26 new additions to the Board this year.

Enrique noted, “I am honored to be elected to the Indiana Chamber Board. I look forward to the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with my fellow Board members to advance the Board’s mission of economic prosperity and job growth in the State of Indiana.”

Enrique earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Toledo.

She currently provides organizational leadership and strategic direction for CMS Corporation, an award-winning general construction company for Department of Defense (DoD) and commercial clients, with a self-performing specialty in mechanical, piping and fabrication. She serves or has served in various capacities and on several industry boards, among them the Indiana Construction Roundtable; Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC); Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC); and Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).

According to its website, the Indiana Chamber partners with more than 25,000 members and investors representing over 4 million Hoosiers with the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.” The organization’s board researches key topics to form policy positions that inform and evaluate state and federal legislation.

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CMS Awarded $99M Navy Small Business MACC for TN, MS, and FL Panhandle

MAUMEE, OH – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast has awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) its Design-Build Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) for Tennessee, Mississippi, and the Florida Panhandle. This 5-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract, with a base year and four 1-year options, has a ceiling of $99M for general construction-type projects. It was solicited as a competitive 100% Small Business Set-Aside. CMS is one of only five successful firms, out of 39 companies that submitted proposals when the solicitation was originally released in March 2015.

Work solicited under this contract will be for DoD activities in the Tennessee, Mississippi, and Florida Panhandle areas managed by NAVFAC Southeast. Work will consist of design-build vertical or horizontal new construction, renovation, alteration, demolition, or repair work. Task orders will be in the range of $4M to $20M. Anticipated design and construction facility types include industrial, airfield, aircraft hangar, aircraft traffic control, infrastructure, administrative, training, dormitory, and community support facilities. The NAVFAC Southeast in Jacksonville, FL, is the contracting activity.

Ernest Enrique, CEO, noted, “This is a key win for CMS and marks our 10th major ID/IQ contract award from the Navy. We are excited to win this contract and have the opportunity to continue our long-standing partnership with this client.”