Archive January 2013

2012 Year in Review

2012 Year in Review

2012 has been a year of growth and development. C.M. Black is proud to have been involved in some of the area’s most notable projects, from new buildings to extensive upgrades and expansions. As we look forward to a new year, take a look at some of the company’s most memorable work of 2012.

Ben-Mynatt-Buick-GMC_Rendering-e1320778972523Ben Mynatt Buick – Completed in May, the project involved extensive interior renovations, as well as an external façade upgrade. Also included were new interior finishes, custom aluminum composite wall panels, a new car canopy, freestanding GM tower accenting the main entry and other enhancements to the overall design…Read more.

Hinds’ Feet Farm (Puddin’s Place) – In July, work was completed on a 5,000-square-foot residence for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. The fully handicapped-accessible mountain-style retreat was built for Hinds’ Feet Farm, an organization dedicated to providing care to brain injury survivors. Dubbed “Puddin’s Place,” the residence enables the organization to provide a home for up to six individuals needing full-time care…Read more.

Wingate Freshman Dorm – Wingate University and C.M. Black partnered again this year for what will be the 12th major project the company has completed for the institution. The latest endeavor is a 60,000-square-foot freshman dormitory with the capacity to house 300 students. C.M. Black began construction on the three-level dorm in March, with completion set for the end of December. Past projects for the University have included the Batte Fine Arts Center, the Hayes Classroom Building and the Levine College of Health Sciences Building, which was finished just last year…Read more.

OILES America Expansion – In August, C.M. Black broke ground on a 50,000-square-foot expansion to the manufacturing facility at the corporate headquarters of OILES America Corporation in Concord. The project includes additional truck docks, increased parking capacity, the incorporation of energy-efficiency technology, renovations to the warehouse and office space and new research and development facilities…Read more.

S&D Coffee – The nation’s largest custom coffee roaster, whose customers include McDonald’s, embarked on a massive expansion to its overall operations, including a complete renovation of its corporate headquarters in Concord. C.M. Black’s work includes extensive demolition, both inside and out. Interior renovations to the main entrance lobby, as well as the addition of a new board room and office space…Read more.

NC Elections Bode Well for Construction Industry

NC Elections Bode Well for Construction Industry

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For the first time since the 1800’s, Republicans are in control of North Carolina’s state government, and according to a recent article published by regional trade association Carolinas AGC (CAGC), this move bodes well for the state’s construction industry.  Why?

For starters, the state’s new governor, Republican Pat McCrory, is a staunch supporter of infrastructure-funding and business. Throughout his campaign, McCrory repeated themes of growing jobs, investing in infrastructure and increasing vocational education, all of which would have direct impact on the construction industry.

In addition to a new infrastructure-friendly governor, various development projects throughout the state have also been approved by voters. For example, Wake County recently voted in favor of $200 million in bonds to expand Wake Technical Community College, add buildings to the school’s bustling Northern Wake campus and to begin construction on a new Research Triangle branch.

C.M. Black has seen a considerable increase in development in the recent months as well. Many corporations in the area are in the midst of new construction projects, including C.M. Black client S&D Coffee, which recently revealed plans for a $48 million expansion expected to create 200 jobs over the next five years.

CM Black to Complete Oiles America Expansion

CM Black to Complete Oiles America Expansion

Oiles America1CM Black Construction recently broke ground on a 50,000-square-foot expansion to the manufacturing facility at the corporate headquarters of Oiles America Corporation in Concord, NC. CM Black was also the general contractor for the 32,000-square-foot expansion to the facility in 2005.

The current project includes additional truck docks, increased parking capacity, the incorporation of energy-efficiency technology, renovations to the warehouse and office space and new research and development facilities.

Estimated to bring 15 to 30 jobs to Concord, the expansion is designed to help the corporation achieve greater flexibility, allowing them to meet global capacity for current and future product lines.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Aug. 14. Congressman Larry Kissell, the U.S. representative for North Carolina’s 8th District, spoke at the event, stating that, “this investment will benefit our region immensely.” The expansion is estimated to be completed by fall 2013.