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 $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.”

Siemens Government Technologies Selects CMS for Large Energy Performance Contract at the JSMC Tank Plant

BARGERSVILLE, IN – CMS Corporation (CMS), a leading mechanical construction firm providing turnkey and design-build services, announced today that it has been awarded a $8.7 million design-build (D-B) turnkey contract with Siemens Government Technologies (SGT) to install thirty-seven (37) steam-fired heat recovery units (HRUs) equipped with advanced enthalpic plates, and a single large air handling unit (AHU) at the JSMC Tank Plant in Lima, Ohio. The USACE Huntsville District has oversight of this Contract. The scope of work will include the removal and demolition of the existing HRUs and associated piping, electrical services, controls, and appurtenances. CMS will also supply and install controls with native BACnet connectivity to permit integration to a new facility-wide building management system on the new HRUs, as well as VFDs on the HRUs and exhaust fans. The project does not require any government spend as it will be funded by the energy savings resulting from the system upgrade; and in-line with environmental goals there will be a nice reduction in the facility’s carbon footprint.

“This contract represents an excellent opportunity for CMS to continue to develop a strong relationship with SGT and to demonstrate CMS’s extensive mechanical construction skillset to SGT and the Army Corp of Engineers in the performance contracting space,” said Ernest Enrique, CEO of CMS.

CMS Welcomes Jim Bell as Engineering Manager

MAUMEE, OH – CMS proudly announces the addition of Jim Bell, RA, LEED AP, as Engineering Manager. Bell joins CMS with 20 years of experience in architecture and engineering, facility planning and design, and construction management. Prior to joining CMS, Bell worked for La-Z-Boy Incorporated as Preconstruction Manager/Architect. Before that, he was the Engineering Manager for a worldwide Department of Defense construction contractor and also worked for various architecture and design firms.

Ernest Enrique, CEO, stated, “In this key position, Jim will support design-build proposal efforts and our project execution teams in the field. He brings the technical expertise, design oversight, design quality control, LEED implementation, and construction lessons learned necessary for our growing list of design-build projects. His extensive design-build project delivery experience in both the commercial and military sectors significantly enhances our ability to provide technical excellence and value engineering alternatives to our current and future clients anywhere in the world.”

Bell has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Detroit Mercy, is a Registered Architect (RA) in the States of Indiana, Michigan, North Dakota, and Ohio, and holds a National Council of Architectural Board (NCARB) certification. He is also a U.S. Green Building Council LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional). He will work out of the CMS Maumee, OH office.