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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.

Submerged Roads Initiative – Louisiana


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.

2013 Baton Rouge and New Orleans CMC Service Awards

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 or 30 years. This past week Service Awards were presented to employees in our Baton Rouge and New Orleans locations.


In the picture above Patrick Dawson was awarded his 5 year Service Award.

Pictured from left to right Kevin Ruesch (Regional Manager), Robert Bunnell (5 years), Melanie Schexnaydre (Baton Rouge Branch Manager), John Dixon (10 years), and Gary Starns (Area Manager)

Thank you everyone for your hard work and your many years of service.

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Transportation Conference


Baton Rouge, Louisiana

In February, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development held its Biennial Transportation Conference in Baton Rouge. Compromising of LA DOTD employees and private engineers over 1,500 attendees came to the conference for continuing education and Personal Development Hours. The conference also brings in experts from all over the country to speak about issues facing the transportation industry.

Dean Hughes (41) from our Baton Rouge branch and other employees from CMC Construction Services participated in the vendor exhibition portion of the conference promoting products that we manufacture and sale for the transportation industry.

We would like to thank Dean Hughes for supplying the image and information for this post.

Baton Rouge/New Orleans AGC Charity Golf Tournament

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

CMC Construction Services recently sponsored the Baton Rouge/New Orleans AGC Charity Golf Tournament that supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Members of the Baton Rouge/New Orleans AGC Chapters believe in giving back to the community and this year’s tournament raised $11,000 for JDRF. In addition to being an event sponsor, Dean Hughes (41) served on a committee to help organize the day’s activities.

Hughes said, “I am glad that we work for a company that is willing to support efforts like this, it really shows the character of our company. Events like this help us to further our relationships with our customers so that we become the ‘Go To’ resource for product knowledge, necessary inventory to supply the entire jobsite and the capability to make timely deliveries to ensure work is not delayed.”

A special thanks to Dean Hughes (41) for the photos and information for this story.

South Louisiana Rail Facility

South Louisiana Rail Facility

Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

The South Louisiana Rail Facility, LLC and the Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury recently started construction on The South LA Rail Facility. This facility will feature a dual truck pit that can unload a truck in four minutes and elevators that can handle 25,000 bushels per hour.

This facility is located approximately 10 miles east of Lake Charles, Louisiana, just off of interstate I-10. It will be used by the surrounding southwest Louisiana rice farmers to get product to market. This project should be completed and in service by the end of the year, in time for the next rice harvest.

This was a team effort between our Baton Rouge rental staff headed by Cade Cothern (41) Rental manager, Houston South Rentals, Bill Nagy and his staff (51), Bill Sheu and the engineering staff, Bob Dozier (45) manager Sulphur, and salesmen Steve Wilson(41).  All worked together to meet the customers’ needs now and till the completion of the project.

For more information and images click here.

Baker Hughes Sand Handling Facility

Baker Hughes Sand Handling Facility

Shreveport, Louisiana

Baker Hughes recently had a sand handling facility built in Shreveport, Louisiana. The facility was constructed by Crossland Construction out of Columbus, Kansas using the MevaLite formwork system.  Crossland utilized the Houston Engineering Department for the project drawings and was pleased with the timeliness and quality of the construction drawings.

This was a joint effort between our Houston Engineering department and our Baton Rouge and Shreveport locations. Nolan Smith (Houston Engineering) took the lead on the construction drawings, while Cade Cawthorn (41-Rental Manager) ensured all forms were delivered to the jobsite. Lastly, Randy Claiborne (44) and the entire Shreveport branch handled the daily construction product needs of the customer.

Thank you to Nolan Smith, the Houston Engineering Department, Cade Cawthorn and the Shreveport location for working together to make this a successful project.

Fort Buhlow Bridge

Alexandria, LA

Louisiana DOT is working on a project to replace the two-lane Fort Buhlow Bridge with a four-lane bridge. The $82.9 million project includes a new high-rise bridge between Alexandria and Pineville, a new railroad overpass, two new cofferdams in the river and connections between existing roadways.

Jensen Construction is the prime contractor on this project and Diamond B Construction is responsible for the earth worth, drainage and asphalt roadway. Tarver Land Development handled all the clearing and demo work.

Erosion control, geotextile fabric, bar supports, forming supplies, cure, epoxy, grout, turbidity barrier and small tools have been sold on the project by the Alexandria location.

Huey P. Long Bridge Widening


The Huey P. Long Bridge opened in 1935 and was the first crossing over the Mississippi River. The bridge allowed for both car and railroad traffic through New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina, in 2006, the state of Louisiana embarked on a seven-year project to widen the bridge. The project will add an additional travel lane and inside and outside shoulders on each side.

John Humbrecht (43) is working with Kiewitt Massman Traylor Constructors on this project and has sold slab and beam bolsters, form release, curing compound, joint sealants, epoxies, forming hardware, bonding agents, grouts, overhang brackets, geotextiles, and power equipment on this project.

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