MMR Earns National Recognition at ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Gala

Friday, March 24, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. – MMR was nationally recognized among its peers for its superior performance at the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) Excellence in Construction Awards Gala where MMR received an Eagle Award and Productivity Award for the UOP Honeywell Line 4 Catalyst Electrical and Instrumentation project in Shreveport, La. and a Pyramid Award for the EDC Expansion project in El Dorado, Ark.

ABC’s exclusive awards competition recognizes the construction industry’s most innovative and high quality projects, safety and diversity programs across the nation. The 27th Annual ABC Awards Program was held March 1 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

“MMR is proud to build upon a tradition of success by delivering quality and safety-minded projects like these to our clients,” said President and CEO James “Pepper” Rutland. It is an honor to once again be recognized by ABC for our continued commitment to excellence, and I thank all of our employees who made this possible.”

UOP Honeywell Line 4 Catalyst Electrical and Instrumentation Project

UOP Honeywell opened a new production line at its catalyst manufacturing facility in Shreveport, La. The new production line will manufacture catalysts for hydroprocessing, which removes impurities from fractionated crude oil and also makes transportation fuels.

MMRs primary scope of work included power and controls, instrumentation, lighting and receptacles, heat tracing, temporary power, a fire alarm system, and grounding and lighting protection. MMR successfully completed the project in approximately 164,000 work hours without a single recordable injury.

El Dorado Chemical Company (EDC) Expansion Project

El Dorado Chemical Company (EDC) produces a variety of agrochemical and industrial products including regular nitric acid and concentrated nitric acid, mixed (nitrating) acids, sulfuric acid, and both agricultural and industrial grade ammonium nitrate.

MMR provided labor, material and equipment for the electrical and instrumentation scope of the facility expansion and was also awarded the Electrical Testing Contract. Over the course of the $831 million project, MMR installed 881 light fixtures, 354 pieces of electrical equipment and 13 MV transformers.

MMR Receives ABC National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award and Productivity Award for the UOP Honeywell Line 4 Catalyst Electrical and Instrumentation project. Pictured (l-r): Chuck Goodrich, 2017 ABC National Board Chair; Jim McDowell, UOP Honeywell Capital Procurement Team Lead; and Vance Mitchell, MMR Construction Manager.

MMR Receives ABC National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award for the El Dorado Chemical Company (EDC) expansion project. Pictured (l-r): Chuck Goodrich, 2017 ABC National Board Chair; John Cassagne, MMR HS&E Vice President; and Randy Cannella, MMR Corporate HS&E Manager.

MMR has served as the industry leader in instrumentation and electrical construction, maintenance and technical services for more than 50 years. Under the leadership of President and CEO James “Pepper” Rutland, MMR continues to grow both regionally and nationally with 24 branch offices throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Colombia, Trinidad, Venezuela and Ecuador.

For more information on MMR or to inquire about services offered, please visit http://ereply.us/mmr/, www.mmrgrp.com or call 225-756-5090.