CMS Earns National Honors from ABC for Repair Hydrant Tanks 1-2 and 2-1

by | Mar 28, 2024 | Awards, News

Maumee, OH— CMS Corporation (CMS) today announced work on the Hydrant Tanks 1-2 and 2-1 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, has earned the company a national Excellence in Construction® Eagle Award, presented during ABC Convention 2024 in Orlando, Florida, on March 14. The EIC awards recognized 91 of the nation’s top construction projects in 2023 as the leading national competition that annually honors general and specialty contractors for industry-leading, safe, and innovative construction projects from across the country.

We are honored to receive the prestigious Eagle Award for our work on the repair and maintenance of hydrant tanks 1-2 and 2-1,” stated CMS Chairman and CEO, Ernest Enrique. “This achievement reflects our team’s dedication to excellence and ability to adapt, adjust, and seek excellence while withstanding the effects of global catastrophe – this project was awarded in February of 2020 and was largely completed during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

CMS made extensive repairs to two 420,000-gallon JP-8 aircraft fuel tanks. Activities included removing existing fuel and hazardous materials, performing interior tank cleaning, making repairs to restore hydraulic integrity, removal and reapplication of interior and exterior coatings, and application of new joint sealants. CMS’s fuels program has been serving the island of Guam since 2010.

This exemplary project is the pinnacle of quality, safety, and innovation in our industry, showcasing the incredible structures and teams at CMS that build the best of the best in merit shop construction,” said 2024 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Buddy Henley, president, Henley Construction Co. Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland.

The winning EIC projects are judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, innovation, and safety.

A full list of EIC winners is available on ABC’s website.

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Podcasts & Media

Watch CMS Corporation President, Mercedes Enrique, present in this SAME Small Business COI Webinar, "SBA Recertifications and Their Impact on Small Business." April 2022.

Watch CMS Corporation President, Mercedes Enrique, present in the webinar, "SAME Small Business Transition Challenges: A Proposed Framework and Solution." November 2021.

Watch CMS Corporation President, Mercedes Enrique, share her experience with SAME SBC, "My SBC Story: Mercedes Enrique." September 2021.

In an episode from the HDR Advisory Group Podcasts, you’ll hear CMS President and Owner, Mercedes Enrique, share the steps she took before making a leap of faith, and the value she places on relationships and having an abundance mentality.

Listen to CMS Corporation President, Mercedes Enrique, in an interview at the 2016 SAME Small Business Conference in Atlanta, GA. CMS has been a member of the Society of American Military Engineers since 2004.

Listen to CMS Corporation President, Mercedes Enrique, in the Entrepreneurially Thinking podcast, "Monsanto Supplier Diversity Initiative - Growing Opportunities for Businesses to Thrive." CMS graduated from the Monsanto Supplier Diversity Mentorship Program in May 2017.

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