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Etegra, Inc. Awarded $10M Department of Treasury Architect-Engineer IDIQ

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Etegra, Inc., was awarded a prime 8(a) contract from the Department of Treasury to provide a full range of architect-engineer (A-E) services for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) facility in Fort Worth Texas. The anticipated value of the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract is an estimated total of $10M, and will have a one-year base period and four oneyear option periods.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Western Currency Facility (WCF), is one of only two locations in the U.S. that print currency (Washington, D.C. being the other). This 750,000 SF operation with 600 employees, approximately 250 contractors, 11 unions, and produces more than half of the nation’s currency order by operating 24-7 year-round. In addition to U.S. currency, the BEP produces several other security documents such as portions of U.S. passports, materials for Homeland Security, military identification cards, and Immigration and Naturalization Certificates.

Under this contract, Etegra will provide A-E services including, but not limited to the design, preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for various projects at the WCF.

To date, Etegra has received a request for a proposal for one task order which involves the design and upgrade of the Building Automation System.

“We are proud to support such a large operation. It is our duty to offer Etegra’s services in a manner that will improve the Western Facilities ability to produce Federal Reserve Notes for the country,” said Andrew Kishna, Chief Executive Officer.

Etegra is a full service, 40+ person 8(a) DBE/MBE architect-engineer (A-E) firm. Our primary services are architecture, engineering, and construction management for the Department of Defense and numerous Federal Agencies.

Home Builders Association Donates More Than $6,000 to Rainbow Village Properties, Inc.

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2015 HBA  President Ken Kruse of Payne Family Homes (left), HBCF President John Eilermann of McBride & Son Companies (right) presented a $6,370 donation to Jo-Ann Goldstein, associate director of development for Rainbow Village.

The funds will be used to repair a driveway at one of Rainbow Village’s homes for a wheelchair-bound client. Rainbow Village strives to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities by providing safe, affordable and well-maintained neighborhood homes. Living in a neighborhood home, instead of a nursing home or institution, gives residents a better quality of life and more independence.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the HBA’s charitable arm, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs.

 

TAO + LEE Associates, Inc., Becomes First Mosaic Ambassador Architecture Company

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St. Louis Mosaic Project is pleased with the addition of its recent two Mosaic Ambassador Companies in the Architecture industry. TAO + LEE is the first Mosaic Ambassador Architecture Company to be joining, followed by Trivers Associates. Based in St. Louis and founded in 1995, TAO + LEE provides architectural, planning, interiors and creative design services. The founders and principals and longtime Mosaic Ambassadors, Peter Tao and Helen Lee, modeled the firm based on their extensive global experiences with projects located both domestically and internationally.

TAO + LEE has been tremendously involved in the St. Louis community. The firm recently led an effort to improve health and wellness as well as inclusion at the St. Louis Public School’s Nahed Chapman New American Academy. This is a transitional school for 500+ new immigrants and refugee children who come from different countries and speak different languages. Nahed Chapman New American Academy is one of thirty three Mosaic Ambassador Schools. In partnership with the construction industry in St. Louis, TAO + LEE envisioned, then co-led a tremendous project to create a new soccer field and social gathering space, at Nahed Chapman New American Academy as a means to build bridges for the students through sports. This was dedicated in 2016.

The firm continues to support a variety of causes and initiatives focused on immigrants and refugees, including the St. Louis Mosaic Project, where Mr. Tao is a member of the Steering Committee, the International Institute and Welcoming America. TAO + LEE will continue to mentor professionals from the international community. Mr. Tao and Ms. Lee have participated in mentorship programs such as the OCA St. Louis MAAP Program; Ms. Lee’s recent efforts helped connect an individual with employment at Caleres. The firm has stepped forward in its role in international student retention by hiring an international student with a STEM degree and will continue to mentor international students. In addition to professionals and international students, TAO + LEE will also continue to support cultural and international affinity groups.

TAO + LEE has been widely recognized for engagement efforts in the City of St. Louis and the greater St. Louis community with regards to Diversity and Inclusion. Recognitions include Business of the Year Award, Asian Business of the Year, Diverse Business Leader and has also been featured in the book Who’s Who Diversity in Color. TAO + LEE is an active sponsor of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis (AACC) and Organization of Chinese-Americans-Asian Pacific American Advocates (OCA St. Louis).

The St. Louis Mosaic Project was launched in 2012 in response to an economic impact report that showed St. Louis was lagging in immigrant growth and highlighted the potential economic benefits of increasing its foreign-born population. The Mosaic Project is a regional initiative that is professionally managed by St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, World Trade Center and a 27-member committee. Its goal is to transform St. Louis into the fastest growing major metropolitan area for immigration by 2020 and promote regional prosperity through immigration and innovation. Learn more at www.stlmosaicproject.org.

TAO + LEE Associates, Inc. is an award winning St. Louis based design firm providing Architectural, Planning, Interiors, and Creative Design services for a diversity of project types, sizes & applications. The firm has extensive experience in the planning, design and execution of Commercial, Cultural and Educational, Residential, Restaurants and Retail, as well as variety of other project types, which include Healthcare, Industrial, Sports-Recreation, as well as unique Creative Design projects (including Art Projects and Installations). 

Foreman Fabricators, Inc. of St. Louis Wins International Bronze Award

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Foreman Fabricators, Inc. in St. Louis has won a prestigious award for outstanding craftsmanship in the annual Ernest Wiemann Top Job Competition, sponsored by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA).  Judges honored Foreman with the “Bronze Award for Furniture & Accessories Fabrication (non-forged)” for its entry of a unique, custom stainless steel kitchen range hood.  The International competition was open to over 700 member firms from throughout the U.S. and 12 foreign countries, and recognized outstanding work in the ornamental and miscellaneous metals industry.

Foreman custom fabricated this range hood for homeowners Chad and Kate Angle, who said, “we spoke with many metal fabricators before choosing Foreman, and they were the only one we felt confident about.  They did an outstanding job!”  The final design for the range hood was the result of collaboration between Foreman and the Angles.  Kate did some research online, gathering images and ideas, and then worked with Foreman’s Project Manager, Andrew Ehlmann, to create an attractive ornamental custom design that would seamlessly cover their existing Viking exhaust unit.  The finished product is a beautiful, functional one-of-a-kind piece.

The clients couldn’t be more pleased with the finished product.  Kate Angle said, “The hood is really magnificent and it’s the crown jewel to my new kitchen!”  Kate and her husband often entertain large groups of friends and family at their home, and the range hood is the first thing her guests notice in her brand-new kitchen.  “Everyone comments how beautiful it is.”  When asked if she would recommend Foreman to others, Kate’s immediate response was, “Absolutely!”  Satisfied comments like these are why Foreman takes pride in every job; they know how important it is to be flexible with the changing wants and needs of customers to create outstanding finished products.

Founded in 1959, Foreman Fabricators is a premier fabricator of custom architectural metal items.  Examples of their work are all over the metropolitan area, from the railings surrounding the baggage carousels at Lambert International Airport, and the departure and arrival signs as well.  To the stainless steel countertops and ticket counters and brackets in Scottrade Center, as well as bar tops, bar footrails, bar waitress rails and some metal components in all the party suites.   To the aluminum flagpoles in the World Series Room in the Cardinals Museum, elevator cladding at Barnes Hospital, and on and on. As owner Brian Foreman says, “If you live in St. Louis, you’ve seen our work!”  Specializing in architectural metal fabrication, Foreman Fabricators can custom create almost anything in metal…from a single, unique bracket, to intricate hand railings, to one-of-a-kind architectural features for buildings.  With more than a half century of work in commercial venues and homes throughout the St. Louis area, there’s a good chance you’ve had your hand on a Foreman railing.

BMC Enterprises, Inc. Announces Three Aggregate Transactions in Missouri

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BMC Enterprises, Inc. (parent company of Breckenridge Material Company) is pleased to announce three additions to its Missouri aggregates business: the opening of a new BMC Stone quarry in High Hill, the acquisition of a strategic interest in Base Rock Minerals, LLC, a limestone quarry in Bonne Terre, and the subsequent acquisition of Strack Stone Company, a limestone quarry located just north of Cape Girardeau.  Strack Stone will now operate under the Base Rock Minerals name.

Nathan G. McKean, Chief Executive Officer of BMC Enterprises, Inc., stated, “We are delighted to announce these aggregate acquisitions, which demonstrate our continued commitment to a sustainable growth strategy.  The pro-business administration in Jefferson City has given us a renewed optimism about the Missouri economy.”  McKean added further, “We are pleased to partner with the Bauman Family and are looking forward to continued growth with our limestone businesses in southern Missouri.  We are also very excited with the new opportunities these transactions will bring to everyone involved with the parent organization.”

The three quarries vertically position BMC along the major interstate corridors from its hub in St. Louis Metro. “This will dramatically increase our ability to service our customers with expanded product offerings,” said McKean, “and will enable the parent company to participate more fully in future transportation and infrastructure investment in the state.”

The acquisitions now bring the total number of vertical and horizontal acquisitions for BMC Enterprises, Inc. to 10 since 2009 and 19 since Nathan McKean became CEO in 2004.

 

Founded in 1925, Breckenridge Material Company, a subsidiary of BMC Enterprises, Inc. is a privately held and operated construction materials company headquartered in St. Louis.

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc. Receives 2017 MFPA Craftsmanship Awards

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Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc was recognized for 9 Craftsmanship Awards at the Midwest Fabric Products Association 2017 Zone Conference on February, 3, 2017. These prestigious awards are presented for outstanding and innovative work. Projects are voted upon by industry peers at the conference. 

1st Place-Residential-Single Family – Custom fabric radiused and sloped cantilevered canopy for a backyard patio area.

2nd Place- Residential Multiple Family-Bethesda Senior Living – Custom motorized retractable Durasol Gennius canopy system for a 3rd floor senior living facility patio area.

1st Place- Commercial Awnings & Canopies- Under 30 Linear Ft- Mid City Dental – Unique Gable designed stairway canopy, fabricated in 3 sections.

1st Place-Commercial Awnings & Canopies Over 30 Linear Ft- Crestview School – Custom fabricated cantilevered arched canopy created for shade protection over competing swimmers.

1st Place-Interior Awnings & Design- Sunbelle – Modular structure custom designed exhibit for a trade show.

1st Place-Industrial- Waterway Car Wash – Framed fabric ceiling acoustical panels (6) 8′ x 20′ for the interior waiting lobby area of a car wash.

1st Place-New & Unusual- Heartland Pharmacy – Unique tear drop shaped decorative domes on top of 2 stair cases for a 2-level retail strip mall.

2nd Place-Fabric Graphics- Worldwide Technology – Rectangular fabric hanging sign created to hang over a trade show exhibit.

1st Place-Fabric Structures-Fire ‘n’ Smoke – Restaurant patio tension fabric shade sail structure, measuring 16’wide x 15’ 6” projection designed for snow loads to remain installed year-round to protect customers.

Visit www.lawrencefabric.com for additional project details and photos.

Terramac Appoints Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. as Authorized Dealer

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Terramac, a leading manufacturer of innovative rubber track crawler carriers, expands its representation in the North American market to include Kirby-Smith as part of its dealer network. Kirby-Smith will represent the versatile Terramac product line in Oklahoma.

“Terramac is the ultimate Swiss army knife of the pipeline industry,” says Joe Trapani, Director Pipeline Services Division at Kirby-Smith. “All pipeline customers have a need for rubber track carriers and Terramac’s are well-known for reliability and extreme diversity. Including Terramac as part of our machinery tool kit will allow us to grow our customer base in the industry.”

Kirby-Smith will offer Terramac crawler carriers to serve the pipeline industry with customizable equipment that accommodates various pipeline applications. In addition to Terramac’s three standard options – convertible dump-to-flat beds, rock dump beds and flatbeds – Kirby-Smith will offer Terramac units customized with support attachments such as hydroseeders, vacuum excavators and tack rigs. With the addition of the versatile Terramac product line Kirby-Smith also plans to identify and expand into other markets.

The team at Kirby-Smith will provide professional sales, rental and aftermarket support for Terramac products. Kirby-Smith’s knowledgeable staff has been fully trained in the application, sales, parts and service side of the Terramac product line and stands ready to offer prompt and professional customer support.

“Kirby-Smith Machinery maintains a strong commitment to exceed customer expectations and their dedicated team consistently delivers superior service and product support,” says Andrew Konopka, President of Terramac. “We are pleased to welcome Kirby-Smith to our growing dealer network and we look forward to a lasting partnership.”

Terramac® LLC, based in Elburn, IL, was established to produce the world’s leading crawler carriers. Units are sold through a full dealer network which offers customers easy-to-locate parts and service throughout the world. The units can be customized with support equipment to serve many industries such as pipeline, utility, mining, environmental, general construction and more. To learn more, please visit www.terramac.com or call 630-365-4800.

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. was established in 1983 and is recognized as one of the premiere new and used heavy construction equipment and crane dealers in the country.

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc. Wins 2016 International Achievement Award

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Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, was recognized with 2016 International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications.

Sigma Aldrich Mfg Project
Sigma Aldrich Mfg Project

Lawrence Fabric received an Award of Excellence for its Sigma Aldrich Manufacturing project. The project was recognized in the competition’s Commercial Awnings & canopies < 1,000 Square Feet category. In addition, Lawrence received an Outstanding Achievement Award for its University of Iowa Dental Science Building project. The project was recognized in the competition’s Exterior Shades & Screens category.

University of Iowa Dental Science Building project
University of Iowa Dental Science Building project

For more than six decades, IAA has recognized excellence in design and innovation, highlighting truly spectacular work in the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry. The International Achievement Awards competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade association who’s over 1,600 member companies represent the growing international specialty fabrics and technical textiles marketplace.

IFAI received a total of 296 entries from 10 countries that were submitted for 42 categories in this year’s competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were chosen for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product area.

All entries receive prominent recognition at the IFAI Expo, the largest specialty fabrics tradeshow in the Americas. Winners receive additional publicity through coverage in IFAI magazines and press releases distributed to media professionals.

For photos and a detailed project description, visit www.iaa.ifai.com

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