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.
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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.

Baton Rouge General Hospital Expansion

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Slated for completion in early 2014, Baton Rouge General Hospital is building a state-of-the-art medical office tower on its Bluebonnet Campus. This $29 million 5 story structure will add 105,000 sq. ft. of medical and administrative office space.

Rena Sanders (41) is working with Milton J. Womack Incorporated on this project, and thus far has sold Stego Wrap, W. R. Meadow’s 1100 cure and Prosoco R-Guard.

Thanks to Rena for her dedication and hard work on this project.

Conroe Showroom Merchandising

Conroe, TX

Conroe, TX

Our Conroe (55) branch recently updated its merchandising layout in the showroom. The goal was to improve our customer’s shopping experience by creating a showroom that was cleaner, had a better flow, and was less cluttered.

The changes included: relocating saw blades for easier viewing, consolidating hand tools to one area, moving higher demand products closer to the sales counter, and establishing a display area for equipment.

These changes allow inside sales a better view of where customers are in the showroom and make it easier to assist customers with finding products. The showroom now runs more efficiently and inside sales is striving to make each customer have the best shopping experience possible.

This was a team effort by everyone at the branch with special thanks to: Rafael Castillo, Steve Spence, Esteban Martinez and Cornelio Martinez for their hard work in re-merchandising the showroom.

For more pictures of our updated showroom click here.

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Fort Worth’s New West 7th Street Bridge

Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

The $26 million West 7th Street Bridge was completed in November 2013, with work beginning in January 2012 and onsite work starting May 2013. This project replaces a century old bridge with a wider driving surface and wider pedestrian walkways. It is also the world’s first precast network arch bridge which allowed for completion in less than 150 days as opposed to a traditional design which would have taken over a year.

Steve Holley (24) and Mike Svob (24) worked with Sundt to provide a full range of products including chemicals, epoxies, fasteners, tools, lumber, turnbuckles, and braces. This project was a joint effort between our Fort Worth branch and our North Texas Rental location.

Thanks to Steve and Mike for their hard work on this project.

Annual Corpus Christi Shrimp Boil

Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi, TX

The Annual Customer Appreciation Shrimp Boil at our Corpus Christi location is one of the favorite events for our customers and employees. This long standing tradition is held each December as a way to show thanks to our customer for their ongoing business.

Each year the branch asks vendors to participate in this event and this year Kraft, Euclid Chemical, BASF, Meadow Burke, Husqvarna, and ABT helped prepare lunch and serve our customers. Gary Woltersdorf (02), Carlo DeSanto (02), and Rudy Gonzales (03) came in from our San Antonio branches to lend a hand as well.

Congratulations to all the employees in the Corpus Christi branch for another successful shrimp boil!

 

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