CM Black to Complete 3 New Projects for Wingate University

CM Black to Complete 3 New Projects for Wingate University

Wingate University has chosen CM Black Construction for more than 20 construction projects on its campus over the years. The ongoing partnership has recently produced a new three-level Freshman dormitory on the University’s campus, and is now continuing with several new projects in the works.

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In November 2013, construction began on a 5,600-square-foot addition to the University’s Batte Fine Arts Center, also built by CM Black Construction. The new facility, to be named Hinson Art Gallery, will house the University’s extensive art collection, including a Ben Long Fresco. The Gallery will be comprised of a conventional wood-framed structure with a brick veneer facade.

CM Black is overseeing another addition to the Fine Arts Center as well, which will house the Wingate Music Department. The new addition will include six practice rooms, two studio offices, a large rotunda lobby, vocal hall and comprehensive choral and opera library.

Finally, CM Black will complete a 7,500-square-foot renovation to an existing building on the Wingate Campus, which will house a new bookstore and restaurant for the University. The new facility will combine two existing spaces for the bookstore.

Check back regularly for more information and updates on the recent Wingate University projects.

 

Past projects for the University have also included the Cannon Dorms and three residence halls, several renovation projects, the Hayes Classroom Building, and most recently the Levine College of Health Sciences Building, which was just finished last year.  To learn more about CM Black’s partnership with Wingate, check out this short video where Wingate President, Dr. Jerry McGee, discusses the successful relationship and some notable projects.

Boy Scouts Select CM Black for Camp Barnhardt Project

Boy Scouts Select CM Black for Camp Barnhardt Project

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CM Black Construction has been selected by the Boy Scouts of America as the general contractor for the construction of a dining hall at Camp Barnhardt.

CM Black will provide both pre-construction and construction services for the organization. The project will feature two levels, a 12,500-square-foot main level and a 3,900-square-foot lower level. The new facility will include a freezer room, cooler room, dry storage, a full commercial kitchen and two serving lines.

CM Black to Build 14,000 sq. ft. Addition to Mooresville Church

CM Black to Build 14,000 sq. ft. Addition to Mooresville Church

 

West Corinth Baptist Church in Mooresville, NC has selected CM Black to construct a 14,188-square-foot addition to its existing facilities. The construction will be comprised of a combination of steel and wood framing with a brick veneer facade.

The addition will include new classrooms, office space and a multi-purpose gymnasium, which will feature a platform stage with theatrical lighting and high-performance sound systems.

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CM Black to Complete Major Renovation for Ben Mynatt

CM Black to Complete Major Renovation for Ben Mynatt

Ben Mynatt Chevrolet has selected CM Black to manage a major renovation project at its dealership. The project will convert the dealership into a combination facility for both Chevrolet and Cadillac, featuring show rooms for both brands.

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The renovations total more than 30,000-square-feet and will include:

  • Three  additions to the existing facility – a Cadillac Wing, Chevrolet office space and six new service bays
  • Aluminum Composite Wall Panel Facades for Chevrolet
  • Custom Limestone Wall Panels in the new Cadillac space
  • LED site lighting
  • New asphalt paving

The additions will be comprised of structure steel, metal stud infill and TPO roof systems.

CM Black to Build Concord City Hall

CM Black to Build Concord City Hall

CM Black Construction Company has been selected to manage the construction of a new City Hall for the City of Concord, NC. The new building, with its design inspired by Concord’s original historic City Hall, will be at the corner of Cabarrus Avenue and Market Street. The architect for the project is ADW Architects.

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The building will be constructed with structure steel, using a brick veneer facade, and will feature both pre-cast and GFRC accents. With four levels, including three above ground and one below, the new City Hall will be approximately 74,000-square-feet.

CM Black is proud to oversee this project for the city we’ve served for more than 60 years. Stay tuned for more project details. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information on our work.

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CM Black Development Featured in Cabarrus Magazine

CM Black Development Featured in Cabarrus Magazine

Cabarrus Magazine recently featured CM Black’s newly completed 88,527-square-foot development project in Concord’s International Business Park. The class “A” speculative industrial building at 4541 Enterprise Drive was developed through CM Black’s joint venture with The Nolim Group and CESI Land Development Services. Read the complete article below:

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390 Business Boulevard, LLCCM Black’s joint venture with The Nolim Group,Company and CESI Land Development Services, has just announced the completion of its 88,527 square foot class “A” speculative industrial building at 4541 Enterprise Drive in the International Business Park in Concord, N.C. The building, which fills a great void for available manufacturing and warehouse space, is now available for occupancy.

“In today’s economy, very few developers are constructing speculative buildings, making inventory of available manufacturing and industrial space scarce throughout Cabarrus County and the region,” stated Anne Johnson with CBRE, who is marketing the building on behalf of the ownership. “We are excited that 4541 Enterprise Drive is now ready for occupancy and believe it should be appealing to a wide variety of businesses looking to relocate to the International Business Park, helping create needed jobs in the area.”

For both international firms eager to develop a presence in the flourishing Charlotte economy and expanding businesses who already call this dynamic region home, 4541 Enterprise Drive is the address that offers a strategic professional location and superb design flexibility for manufacturing, R&D or distribution uses. This class “A” building will also be constructed with future expansion capabilities in mind.

Features of 4541 Enterprise Drive include:

–        Available for lease

–        Expandable space up to 141,000 square feet

–        Build to suit office area

–        Immediate interstate 85 access

–        28’ minimum ceiling clearance

–        50’ x 50’ column spacing

–        Can be LEED certified

–        Skylights and ESFR sprinkler system

–        4 to 14 dock doors / side loading

Learn more about 4541 Enterprise Dr. and the International Business Park visit  or contact the agents from CBRE at (704) 331-1225.

CM Black Completes Oiles America Headquarter Expansion

CM Black Completes Oiles America Headquarter Expansion

CM Black recently completed a 50,000-square-foot expansion to the Oiles America Corporation headquarter’s manufacturing facility. Located in Concord’s International Business Park, CM Black began construction on the project last fall. Originally scheduled for completion this fall, the project was finished well ahead of schedule.

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The project consisted of several renovations, including additional truck docks, increased parking capacity, incorporating energy-efficiency technology, renovations to the warehouse and office space and new research and development facilities. This is the 2nd expansion of the Oiles America headquarters. CM Black was also the general contractor for their 30,000-square-foot expansion in 2005.

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CM Black Puts Finishing Touches on International Business Park Development

CM Black Puts Finishing Touches on International Business Park Development

CM Black is currently completing construction of an 88,527-square-foot, class “A” speculative industrial building at 4541 Enterprise Drive in Concord’s International Business Park. The project, a co-venture between C.M. Black, The Nolim Group, the real estate developer behind the International Business Park, and CESI Land Development Services, was designed by BJW Architecture. Nearly complete, CM Black is currently putting the finishing touches on the building.

See how construction has progressed over the last few months in the photos below. 

The building will fill a void of available manufacturing and warehouse space in the Cabarrus County region, and is being constructed with future expansion capabilities in mind.  Property features include expandable space up to 141,000-square-feet, built to suit office area, 28’ minimum ceiling clearance and the potential for LEED certification. For more information on 4541 Enterprise Drive, click here.

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S&D Coffee & Tea Corporate Headquarters Expansion

S&D Coffee & Tea Corporate Headquarters Expansion

S&D Coffee & Tea is the nation’s largest custom coffee roaster, with more than 80,000 customers nationwide, including McDonald’s. In 2013, the company embarked on a massive expansion to its overall operations, including a complete renovation of its corporate headquarters in Concord, for which CM Black was selected as the general contractor.

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The project required extensive demolition, both inside and out. Interior construction includes renovations to the main entrance lobby, as well as the addition of a new board room and office space. Outside, CM Black is replacing the existing main entrance curtain wall system.

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The existing hard-coat fascia circling the entire building was removed, and a new exterior insulation finishing system added. The new façade boasted several areas of aluminum wall paneling and a steel canopy with a vegetated roof projecting from the front entrance.

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CM Black Featured in Charlotte Business Journal

CM Black Featured in Charlotte Business Journal

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The Charlotte Business Journal recently showcased C.M. Black in a feature article highlighting some of the company’s milestone projects and ability to survive and thrive, even through volatile economies. Below are some excerpts from the article.

“Emmitt Black believes a combination of things helped his family business survive the recession. The president of C.M. Black says those strategies included a decision years ago to do more on the construction sites… instead of relying on subcontractors…”

“The company has consistently won bids at Wingate University, where it has completed more than a dozen projects. Jerry McGee, Wingate’s president, is impressed with the brothers’ ability to meet deadlines and complete work as promised.”

“The company has built some of Cabarrus County’s largest buildings, including the $20 million former CT Communications Inc. headquarters. The brothers also built the $35 million former First Charter Corp. headquarters that is now home to Electrolux North America…”

combination of things helped his family business survive the recession. The president of C.M. Black says those strategies included a decision years ago to do more on the construction sites… instead of relying on subcontractors…”

“The company has built some of Cabarrus County’s largest buildings, including the $20 million former CT Communications Inc. headquarters. The brothers also built the $35 million former First Charter Corp. headquarters that is now home to Electrolux North America…”

 

About Clinton Black II

About Clinton Black II

Clinton Black II, Vice President of CM Black Construction Company

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As Vice President of CM Black, Clinton has more than three decades of construction and construction management experience. With a dedication to quality and clients, Clinton oversees all details of his projects, and maintains strong relationships with subcontractors, architects, engineers and suppliers. With an extensive background in pre-engineered buildings, Clinton often leads client projects of this type, though his knowledge and experience in all areas of commercial and industrial construction make him one of the most valued general contractors in the region.

Construction Begins on Class “A” Spec Building in International Business Park

C.M. Black has partnered with The Nolim Group, the real estate developer behind Concord’s International Business Park, as well as CESI Land Development Services, to construct an 88,527-square-foot, class “A” speculative industrial building at 4541 Enterprise Drive. The property, designed by BJW Architecture, is expected to be completed in May 2013, and will fill a void of available manufacturing and warehouse space in the Cabarrus County region.

The building, which will offer a strategic professional location, as well as superb design flexibility, will be constructed with future expansion capabilities in mind. Other features of the property include expandable space up to 141,000-square-feet, built to suit office area, 28’ minimum ceiling clearance and the potential for LEED certification. For more information on 4541 Enterprise Drive, click here.

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.

CM Black Begins Expansion for Oiles America Corp.

CM Black Begins Expansion for Oiles America Corp.

Construction has begun on a 50,000-square-foot expansion for Oiles America’s corporate headquarters, located in the International Business Park in Concord. Oiles expects the expansion to add between 15 and 30 jobs to the area, which has the community very excited.

Exterior renovations will include additional truck docks, increased parking capacity, the incorporation of energy-efficiency technology, renovations to warehouse and office space and new research and development facilities. CM Black was also the contractor for the corporation’s first expansion in 2005.

 

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Tuesday, Aug. 14, in which North Carolina Eighth District U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell spoke, stating that, “this investment will benefit our region immensely.” The expansion project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2013.

 

Ben Mynatt Buick Dealership Upgrade

Ben Mynatt Buick Dealership Upgrade

CM Black completed an extensive upgrade to the Ben Mynatt Buick GMC dealership in Concord, NC in 2012.

The project involved an interior renovation, as well as an external facade upgrade. Also included in the retrofit were new interior finishes, custom aluminum composite wall panels, a new car canopy, freestanding GM tower accenting the main entry, and several other enhancements to the overall design.

CM Black was able to complete the project without hindering the use of the majority of the existing facility. Justin Black, Project Manager for CM Black, states, “The Mynatt team was amazing in conveying their constraints and needs to us. They understand the importance of both teams working together to meet the same goal”.

Ben Mynatt Buick owner, Cyndie Mynatt, explains, “From an owner’s perspective, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience than we had with CM Black. Their attention to detail made me comfortable that little things weren’t being overlooked. Whenever decisions had to be made, they always gave me great advice, so I knew I was making informed, cost-effective choices”.

Black adds, “Being that Mynatt is a family-owned company, I see many familiarities in the ways we approach business. Providing the best service to their customers is their top priority, and the upgraded facility was designed to help ensure they continue to provide that high quality service.”

Ben Mynatt Buick GMC is located at 289 Concord Parkway South in Concord.

Levine College of Health Sciences Pursues Silver LEED Certification

Levine College of Health Sciences Pursues Silver LEED Certification

Levine College of Health SciencesThe Levine College of Health Sciences building at Wingate University, which has received high praise from students and pharmacy experts alike, may receive another accolade this summer. Wingate is expected to apply for Silver LEED certification for the building.

The Levine College of Health Sciences building contains many features complying with LEED’s lofty standards. Nearly 90 percent of the building’s waste was recycled, and 30 percent of its construction was done with recycled materials. The project helped cut down on emissions, as more than 44 percent of materials were extracted and manufactured locally. The building also features a significant amount of FSC-certified wood, and includes advanced indoor air quality through specified HVAC safeguards and tactics.

“We are very proud that this building is under consideration for Silver LEED certification,” said CM Black President Emmitt Black. “That speaks highly of Wingate’s commitment to green building, and shows the energy-saving capability that a building can have.”

The Levine College of Health Sciences building is not the only project CM Black has completed for Wingate. The building is the continuation of a 14-year relationship with the University, which now includes the construction of a 305-student dormitory on Wingate’s campus, expected to be completed this summer.

“We would recommend CM Black for any project,” Wingate President Dr. Jerry McGee recently said. “They can handle any job, no matter how sophisticated it might be.”

Changes Coming to LEED Certification in 2012

Changes Coming to LEED Certification in 2012

USGBCLEED Certification continues to grow in popularity, but commercial construction builders who undertake new projects in the near future will likely face significant changes in how buildings are graded.

The U.S. Green Building Council is reviewing all LEED certification standards, and has developed an initial list of expected changes. Those changes cover interior design, building design and existing buildings, among other changes, and those changes are expected to be finalized by the fall.

LEED certification system changes happen every two years, and that’s why it is important for commercial construction companies to stay ahead of those developments. Justin Black, project manager for CM Black, said the continually evolving LEED certification process is something that every company must monitor.

“Green building continues to grow, and you have to know exactly what is required to meet those standards,” Black said. “As the LEED rating system evolves, builders must stay on top of those changes, and have a true understanding of how each LEED process affects the end result of a sustainable building.”

Green building slowed a little for new buildings in 2011, with only a 3 percent rise from 2010. However, LEED certified construction of existing buildings, known as LEED-EBOM, jumped 18 percent in 2010. Those projects actually accounted for more construction than new LEED projects for the first time in 2011, and that trend may continue in 2012.

Does your company know how much material needs to be recycled, or what kind of materials to use in both new and existing buildings? Changes to the LEED certification system could result in differing scores for buildings. This article details many of the changes currently being discussed, including changes to water efficiency requirements, a new walk-able street credit, and heat island reduction credit.

Perhaps the most important development in LEED certification in 2012 is that building owners must recertify every five years, to make sure they are staying current with energy saving techniques.

 

“LEED certification is an ever-changing landscape,” Justin Black said. “We look forward to seeing the finalized ratings system for 2012, and beginning the process of implementing that for our future projects.”

10 Things to Consider Before Starting Your Next Commercial Construction Project

10 Things to Consider Before Starting Your Next Commercial Construction Project

construction management1. What are your basics?

Have a plan prepared with the basics of the project. What are your needs? How much can you spend? How much time do you have? It’s important to be realistic in this phase so you are not surprised further down the road. Do your research and come up with three scenarios: “Best Case”, “Worst Case” and “Most Likely Case” for your budgets and timelines.

2. Who will be on your dream team?

Two heads are better than one, three heads better than two, and so on…to a certain point. Having too many people invested in one project can destroy it. Put together a team; decide who will be the point of contact for certain situations and who will be in charge of certain details. Before moving forward with your project, ensure that all stakeholders are in agreement on the details so far.

3. What are your limits?

Schedules and budgets are likely to change, but know where you need to draw the line. At what point will you have to scale back? Be realistic, and determine the absolute latest completion date and the maximum budget. Be flexible in changes up to those limit points, but stick to them.

4. What issues or needs can you expect?

What are the zoning restrictions that might apply to your project? What permits will you need to obtain before moving forward with the plans? What types of insurance will you need for the construction process? Is the construction going to affect your current business practices? This step can be tedious, but it’s better to know prior to construction if there will be any issues.

5. Who will be your general contractor?

In the past, it has been generally suggested that plans and budgets be sent to multiple contractors for bidding. However, in today’s environment, clients and their projects can greatly benefit by selecting a contractor at the front-end of a project. The right contractor can provide guidance and assistance in the development of concepts and budgets.  Personality matters. Make sure the contractor you hire is someone you feel comfortable with, trust, and communicate well with. A good working relationship can make a world of difference.

6. What are your expectations?

Sit down with your contractor, and make it known what your preferences are in everything from method of contact to how you expect certain situations to be handled. Find out what ancillary services your contractor offers. Can they obtain permits for you or do you need to handle them? How do they perform in the warranty period?  A contractor who is a able to provide multiple services can reduce the burdens of the owner.

7. What are your priorities?

Maybe you were set on having a 500 gallon aquarium in the lobby, but if it would mean cutting corners on essentials, it’s time to reprioritize. Make a list of absolute musts: starting with the things you literally cannot go without (permits, licenses, a floor…).  If you have to start making budget cuts, you’ll know what you can afford to lose and what you cannot.

8. How can you best use your resources?

You have a dream team and your perfect contractor, so take advantage of them. Does your contractor have recommendations for businesses to use in securing materials, licenses, etc.? Get their honest opinions on your plans and schedules. They have probably completed similar projects, and will be able to aid in determining certain items that may have longer lead or delivery times, which can impact the schedule.

9. What impact is your project going to have?

What impact could your project have on the local community? Once completed, how will the business affect the local community, economy, other businesses, etc.? You’ll want to keep these things in mind so you are well-prepared if the issues need to be addressed.

10. Have you covered all your bases?

It’s never too early to develop a good reputation. Use your research findings to determine if there will be people unhappy about your project. Address the issues head on, and be proactive. Reach out to the local media or city council and explain how your project will have a positive effect on the community. It might be useful to hire a PR professional for guidance in handling these issues.

Project Update: Hinds’ Feet Farm (Puddin’s Place)

“Puddin’s Place” is the latest phase in CM Black’s partnership with Hinds’ Feet Farm, an organization dedicated to serving individuals living with brain injuries. The state-of-the-art, 6-bed, family care home has been designed to handle the complex needs of its residents.

 

Currently in the late stages of construction, the home, which is entirely handicap accessible, will enable Hinds’ Feet Farm to expand their existing day program operations to accommodate individuals needing maximum assistance with every-day activities.

Check back soon for more updates on the progress of the project.

CM Black Begins Work on Dealership Upgrade

CM Black Begins Work on Dealership Upgrade

CM Black has begun a new project for the Ben Mynatt Buick GMC dealership in Concord, NC. This project (see rendering above) will include an interior renovation as well as an external façade upgrade. The building will have all new interior finishes, and the exterior upgrade will feature custom aluminum composite wall panels to accent and enhance the look of the dealership.

The retrofit will also include the construction of a new car canopy, as well as a freestanding GM tower accenting the front and main entry. The project will also feature new doors at the service bay and other enhancements for the dealership. It is expected to be completed by the spring of 2012.

“We’re excited to begin this project and help Ben Mynatt upgrade their facilities to serve their customers,” said CM Black President Emmitt Black.

Wingate Levine College of Health Sciences Building

The 69,000 square-foot Levine College of Health Sciences facility is comprised of a structural steel frame, metal stud exterior walls, and brick veneer that is accented with pre-cast bands. Its roof is a standing seam metal roof, and the inside includes two laboratories, complete with laboratory casework. The building is targeted to receive Silver LEED certification. The three-story building houses the School of Pharmacy and Physicians Assistant at Wingate, and is one of the landmark achievements in CM Black’s 60-year history.

It also is designed to meet the highest standards in teaching with three 90-seat lecture halls, two 50-seat classrooms, clinical simulations labs, decision simulation labs, a physical assessment lab, a pharmacy practice lab, an iv admixture lab, a fitness center, food service, conference rooms, and a biomedical science library and drug information center.

The building followed strict green building requirements, as CM Black recycled nearly 90 percent of its waste, and 30 percent of its construction was done with recycled materials. The project also cut down on emissions because more than 44 percent of materials were extracted and manufactured locally. The project also had more than 83 percent of its wood FSC-certified, and also substantially enhanced its indoor air quality through specified HVAC safeguards and tactics.

“Dr. Craig Boyer told me he has personally been in 110 of the 115 pharmacy schools in America, and this building is the finest he has ever seen,” Wingate University President Jerry McGee said at the ribbon cutting for the facility. “I agree with Dr. Boyer.”

Wingate University Phase III Residence Hall

Wingate University’s newest Residence Hall was completed in 2010, 20 percent faster than similar projects due to the urgent need of the university, which faced record freshman enrollment. The 26,536 square foot 3-story structure consists of wood frame construction with exterior masonry veneer and vinyl siding.

The housing structure contains nine suites consisting of four shared bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, common living area and kitchen.

“The new apartment building is beautiful and comfortable.”

Jerry McGee, Wingate University President

CM Black to Construct New Building at Cabarrus Arena

Concord, NC— CM Black Construction Company will begin construction on a new office and storage building at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center this month.

The facility will include permanent offices for county fair management and more than 10,000 square foot of space.

The facility will replace a mobile unit currently used for the fair management office. The project is expected to be completed within four months. The project is CM Black’s second project currently under construction for Cabarrus County. CM Black is also working on a new Board of Elections building in downtown Concord that is scheduled to be completed this summer.

“We are excited to move forward with this new project at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center and continue our relationship with Cabarrus County,” CM Black President Emmitt Black said. “We pride ourselves on finishing jobs on time and under budget, and we look forward to getting to work on this project for the county.”

The Cabarrus Arena and Events Center is located at 4751 U.S. 49 North in Concord. The 2011 Cabarrus County Fair will be from Sept. 9 through Sept. 17.

About CM Black Construction Company
Founded in 1950, CM Black is an independent, family-owned, LEED accredited general contractor for commercial, industrial and institutional projects in and around the Concord, N.C. region. CM Black provides all of the services needed to complete any commercial, industrial or institutional construction project, including: pre-construction, general construction, negotiated construction, design/build construction and bidding construction. CM Black Construction Co., Inc. is bonded and licensed as an unlimited contractor. For more information on CM Black, please visit www.cmblack.com or call (704) 788-4438.

CM Black Construction Co. Completes Golden Gait Trailers

Concord, N.C. – Concord-based CM Black Construction Co. has recently completed construction of a sales and service facility for Golden Gait Trailers. Situated on 13 acres, the building is a pre-engineered two-story metal structure with front elevation curtain wall. The structure consists of offices, fabrication area and warehouse space as well as 20 service bays. The building was designed by Omni and Associates Architects.