CMS Receives ABC National Excellence in Construction Award

by | Mar 17, 2022 | News

Maumee, OH — CMS Corporation (CMS) announced today its project for the Replacement of Tank 34 and Vehicle Fueling Station (VFS) at Luis Muñoz Marín Air National Guard Base (ANGB), Puerto Rico has earned the company an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National Excellence in Construction® (EIC) Eagle Award. The award was presented during the ABC Convention 2022 in San Antonio, TX on March 16. The EIC awards are the construction industry’s leading national competition honoring general and specialty contractors for world-class, safe and innovative construction projects across the nation.

CMS Chairman and CEO, Ernest Enrique, stated, “We are proud of our work on the Tank 34 and Vehicle Fueling Station project and are pleased to be recognized in this way. Receiving the Eagle Award, ABC’s highest distinction, is a great honor.”

For the Replacement of Tank 34 and VFS project, CMS demolished and replaced a 17,000-gallon JP-8 tank, repaired the existing 7,280-SF containment dike, replaced diesel fuel and MOGAS tanks, constructed a 2,900-SF driveway for the VFS, modified security fencing, and installed additional exterior lighting. This $6.1 million project was completed safely and ahead of schedule.

For 32 years, ABC has honored award-winning construction projects like the Replacement of Tank 34 and Vehicle Fueling Station because the work by the team at CMS Corporation exemplifies the best of the best in construction,” said 2022 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Stephanie Schmidt, President, Poole Anderson Construction, State College, PA. “This exemplary construction project was built safely and on time. It is an honor to congratulate CMS for their hard work and showcase of construction excellence.

The winning projects are judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation and safety. A panel of industry experts, among them representatives from the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, and Design-Build Institute of America, served as the competition’s judges.

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

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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.

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