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 to Install Process Piping Systems at Major Agricultural Facility in Texas

BARGERSVILLE, IN – CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded a $3.5 million turnkey contract with a Fortune 500 company serving the agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology sector to install nine process piping systems at a new facility in Texas.

CMS’s scope of work will include installation of process piping serving the following systems: 1) process water, 2) compressed air, 3) natural gas, 4) sulfuric acid, 5) neutralization wash, 6) recovered acid water, 7) surfactant, 8) lab use, and 9) chemical treatment at this facility.

CMS will pre-fabricate selected materials at its 12,500-SF fabrication facility in Bargersville, IN. All other self-performing mechanical construction will be performed on site. CMS expects to have over 25 skilled trades on site during peak performance within the 4-month construction period. CMS’s completion date is November 2017. The new facility is expected to open in 2018.

CMS CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “This is an exciting, fast-track project and we appreciate the opportunity to showcase our self-perform mechanical and fabrication services to this important customer.”

CMS Welcomes Ralph Canter as Construction Operations Manager

BARGERSVILLE, IN – CMS proudly announces the addition of Ralph Canter, PE, as Construction Operations Manager, leading our Mechanical/Fabrication Construction Group. Canter joins CMS with an impressive 38-year career spanning the power plant operations, large-scale mechanical construction, customer management, and executive leadership areas. He first spent 24 years with Indiana Power & Light (IPL), where he started as a Welding Engineer and Licensed Chief Pressure Vessel Inspector. He was later promoted to managing IPL Steam Operations and finally to leading Client/Customer Service Operations for this public utility company. His next 16 years were spent successfully growing profitable mechanical construction businesses and running a large, complex industrial construction project in the Northern Colorado area.

Ernest Enrique, CEO, stated, “Ralph brings over 38 years of hands-on construction management, engineering, and customer service experience in the mechanical and industrial sectors. His management and technical experience, combined with his extensive customer service background, is a terrific fit with the CMS organization. He will play a key role as we work to implement operational efficiencies and provide enhanced customer service to our existing and future clients. I look forward to working with him as we continue to grow CMS and expand into new markets.”

Canter holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, has been a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Indiana since 1983, and has attended executive leadership education programs at the Harvard Business School, the University of Michigan, and the Colorado Springs Center for Creative Leadership. He will work out of the CMS Bargersville, IN office.