Branch of the Year Awards – 2014

San Antonio - West

San Antonio – West

Top Row (L-R): Andrew Rehmert, Manuel Noriega, Roger Duque, Dan Roque, Rudy Gonzales, Sandy Jimenez, Justo Talamantez, Valeri Jasso. Bottom Row (L-R): Joel Ferreira, Mark Varga, Gerardo Sanchez.

El Paso

El Paso

L-R: Stephen Lucey, Sandra Estrada, Dillon Espinoza, Alfredo Reyes, Richard Casao, Emmanuel Orrozco, Jesus Martinez

The 2014 Branch of the Year winners have been awarded San Antonio-West (large branch) and El Paso (Small Branch). Each year CMC Construction Services awards two branches the Branch of the Year for outstanding Sales, Safety Record, and Service.

This year the Large Branch trophy was awarded to the San Antonio-W (03) location. Rudy Gonzales and his team had an excellent year with no safety accidents, increased sales and margins, and great inventory management. About the award Gonzales said “Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. Our success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failures, loyalty, and the persistence of our CMC employees.”

The Small Branch of the Year trophy was awarded to the El Paso location. “This branch has been successful because everyone works together toward the common goal, which to provide the best service to every customer”, says Branch Manager Richard Casao.

Congratulations to the employees at San Antonio-W and El Paso! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to CMC Construction Services.

 

Showing Off Our New Contractor’s Lounge!

Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX

Recently, our location on Irving Blvd. in Dallas had an Open House on Thursday to showcase its new Contractors Lounge, and it was a huge success!  More than 100 customers were able to enter a random drawing for terrific giveaways such as a 50 inch flat screen TV and many great tools that were donated by our selected vendors.

A free lunch was provided for all the customers, and vendor booths were set up throughout the store.  Thanks to the awesome sales team at Construction Services, the vendors received a record amount of orders.  They all said this was the best Open House they had ever participated in.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a fun and successful day!

Cajun Field is Growing – Lafayette, LA

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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is expanding Cajun Field. The goal of the project is to modernize the stadium and increase seating capacity.

The first of five construction phases is set to be completed this September. Phase 1 includes adding 5,900 seats to the South End Zone, a new concession area, and restroom facilities. This phase will also add a new 30’ x 54’ HD scoreboard.

Rena Sanders, from our Baton Rouge location, has worked closely Lemonine Company on this project to supply waterproofing materials, hand tools, grouts, cures and other chemicals for this $21 million project.

Ouachita River Bridge

Harrisonburg, LA

Harrisonburg, LA

Louisiana Department of Transportation has begun construction of a new bridge in Harrisonburg, Louisiana. The bridge was first built in 1932 and has been considered in “poor standing” for some time. The bridge sees 1,900 motorists each day and will continue to be a vital part of the area’s population and farming community.

Our Alexandra branch is working closely with Gilchrist Construction supplying the chemicals, curing blankets, small tools and other materials for this $47M project.

IBM Services Center Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Slated for completion in 2015 this $55 million 428,000 square foot IBM Technical Center will be the first riverfront office and residential development, in over 50 years, in Baton Rouge.

This complex will be the new home of IBM’s software application development team. Also featured in this project are a 7-story residential tower, a 24,000 square foot rooftop terrace, and 9 luxury multi-level townhomes.

Working with Lemoine Company; Rena Sanders (41) and Lee Branch (41) sold a trash pump, rebar, Shep Tie Wire, erosion eels, wattles and dewatering bags.

2014 Texas City Industrial Trade Show

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Texas City, Texas

The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce held its 24th Annual Industrial Trade Show Tuesday, April 22nd. The event brought together contractors, engineers, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and developers from the construction and industrial sectors.

Bob Baxter (59) and Wade Sholmire (51) attended this event and were able to see the latest industry trends, gain competitor insight and solidify current customer relationships. CMC Construction Services was proud to exhibit at this event and looks forward to furthering the relationships started at this show.

Houston’s BLVD Place II

Houston, TX

Houston, TX

Slated for completion in summer 2014, Blvd Place II (Houston Galleria area), will add 211,000 square feet of mixed use space, including one of Whole Food Market’s largest Houston locations. Other tenants include Pinkberry Yogurt, True Food Kitchen, Apache Corporation’s main office, and Frost Bank relocated corporate headquarters. When all phases of this project are complete it will include restaurants, retail, and office space, with the possibilities of multiple residential towers and a hotel.

In partnership with Slack & Co Contracting; Jesse Sandoval (52) and Blake Locke of ABT Drains sold heavy duty trench drain specialized for motor and foot traffic.

Earth Day: How LEED Helps Build a Greener Construction Industry

LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

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Participation in LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. There are both environmental and financial benefits to earning LEED certification.

  • Lower operating costs and increase asset value
  • Reduce waste sent to landfills
  • Conserve energy and water
  • Be healthier and safer for occupants
  • Reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions
  • Qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives in hundreds of cities
  • Moreover, an organization’s participation in the voluntary and technically rigorous LEED process demonstrates leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

2014 CMC Service Awards – Houston Administration

Service Awards are given each year in the spring to honor the dedication and commitment employees have given to Commercial Metals Company (CMC). Each year awards are presented to employees that have been with CMC for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years. This past week Service Awards were presented to employees in our Administration Office in Houston, TX.

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Pictured from left to right: Susan Thibodeaux (25 years), Terri Hood (20 years), Sharon Richner (5 years), Deanna Cambiaso (15 years), Pam Swetman (15 years), Melissa Durjenkow (5 years), Kathy Miller (5 years), Robin Taylor (20 years), Brenda Koch (10 years), Maria Rodriguez (10 years). and Alvatine Webber (5 years). Not pictured: Jimmie Ballard (20 years), Marion Baxter, (10 years), Veronica Bell (10 years), and Lisa Lara (5 years).

Thank you everyone for your years of hard work, dedication, and service to CMC.

In-Depth Husqvarna Training Comes to Houston

Houston, TX

Houston, TX

Recently, our sales staff from Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christ and Houston took part in a training conducted by Husqvarna in Houston, TX. As part of our commitment to our customer, these training events are paramount to have the most knowledgeable sales staff in the industry.

The training was broken up into two segments; sales training, product knowledge and hands-on product demos. The training included product information and sales approaches our salesmen can use to better help customers find the right solution to fit his need. The hands-on product training allowed the employees to see and use the full line of Husqvarna power tools that we offer.

If you would like to learn more about Husqvarna and their line of products click here.

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