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!

 

Jackson Street Bridge Rehabilitation

Alexandria, LA

Alexandria, LA

The $5.4 million Jackson Street Bridge rehabilitation project began in September and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. This project involves repairing the bridge’s mechanical and electrical systems, widening sidewalks, installing handrails and performing structural deck repairs.

Gene Couvillion (47) has worked with Cecil D. Gassiott Contractors to provide an assortment of products including bar supports, dowel baskets and geotextile fabric just to name a few. This project has been a joint effort between our Alexandria and Baton Rouge location to also provide the overhang bracket system for this jobsite.

Thanks to Gene and all the employees in Baton Rouge and Alexandria for their hard work on this project.

Our 2013 Branches of the Year

Last week Branch of the Year trophies were awarded to two branches for outstanding Sales, Safety Record and Service. Beginning last year, CMC Construction Services began handing out two trophies based on volume for the following: Large Branch of the Year and Small Branch of the year.

Conroe, Texas

L-R: John Ballard, Maria Cruz, Jose Bustos, Pedro Iturriaga, Tony Rodriguez, GA Delfeld, Rudy Vasquez, Corey Yates, Julio Ornelas (not pictured drivers Joe Lugo and Santos Alvarez)

This year the Large Branch of the Year went to Houston-NW (53). Tony Rodriguez the branch manager said, “Positive attitude and quality customer service is what makes us successful. My employees know how important teamwork is in having a safe working environment and good relations between the groups. Controlling inventory yet meeting customer demands is a daily challenge but with good communication within the team we are able to meet those demands.”

The Small Branch of the Year was awarded to Texas City (59). Terry Cook, Texas City Branch Manager, credits the success of her branch to teamwork. She says, “Our success is solely the result of teamwork! Everyone here does whatever it takes to get the job done, while keeping safety our number one priority.”

Texas City, Texas

L-R: GA Delfeld, Terry Cook, Billy Shipp, Jerry Nieto, Juan Rivera, Carlos Morales (not pictured Outside Sales Bob Baxter)

Congratulations to the employees at Houston-NW Texas City! Thank you for all your hard work and commitment to CMC Construction Services.

Submerged Roads Initiative – Louisiana

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Jefferson Parish, LA, initiated the “Submerged Roads Initiative” to repair and replace street panels throughout the parish that suffered water and drainage problems during the storm.  Starting in late 2012 multiple contracts were awarded for repairs to the East and West Banks of the parish.

Since March 2013, John Humbrecht (43) has worked with Three C’s Construction selling them materials including dowel baskets, redwood, sheet mesh, loose dowels, curing compound, bonding agent, metal centerstrip, epoxy, wood stakes, rebar, fiber expansion, and joint sealant.

We would like to thank John Humbrecht and Gary Starns for this information their hard work.

Beltway 8 Trench Drain Work

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

The Harris County Toll Road Authority is currently expanding the Sam Houston Tollway between Highway 59 and Highway 288 in southwest Harris County. This nine-mile renovation project began in 2011 and is expected to be finished by late 2013. The project consists of expanding the highway from two to four lanes in each direction, widening the inside shoulder, a new toll plaza, and work on exit ramps to Highway 59.

In partnership with Webber ConstructionDean Alley (51) and Blake Locke of ABT Drains  sold 2,500 lf of a specialized heavy duty trench drain for this project.

Thank you to Dean Alley (51) for providing the images and ongoing project information.

 

Leroy Caldwell Featured in “The Structural Engineer Newsletter”

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Leroy Caldwell, P.E. (22) has been with CMC Construction Services since July 2009 and recently had an article published in The Structural Engineer Newsletter. His article identified the challenges faced by tilt-up construction engineers and crews with newer “flag shaped” panels and how to successfully manage the process.

Leroy is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington and was with Dayton Superior for 28 years before joining us. He is highly esteemed among his colleagues for his work ethic, knowledge, field experience, and his sense of humor.

We would like to congratulate Leroy on this accomplishment and thank his for all of his hard work. If you would like to read Leroy’s featured article click here.

2013 TCA Tilt-Up Convention

This year the Tilt-up Concrete Association Annual Convention took place in Sugar Land, Texas September 30th – October 2nd. Each year this event brings together contractors, engineers, architects, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, educators and developers from the tilt-up concrete construction industry.

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

The convention featured vendor displays, demonstrations and seminars. Demonstrations represented job site conditions where attendees could watch techniques and products in action while having any questions answered. The seminars featured top industry experts and allowed some attendees to receive training certifications.

CMC Construction Services was proud to be a participant and sponsor for this great event and look forward to next year’s convention in San Jose, California.

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