BMWC Constructors, Inc. Relocates to a Larger Facility in Portland
BMWC Constructors, Inc. (BMWC) is proud to announce the relocation and expansion of its Portland, OR office location. To service a growing list of Pipe Fabrication and Clean Room clients, BMWC’s new facility is now located at 4488 NW Yeon Ave., Portland, OR 97210.
BMWC’s expanded fabrication services are highlighted below. BMWC also has offices and fabrication shops in Chandler, Arizona and Kent, Washington.
Fabrication Shop Highlights:
- More than 20,000 sq. ft. general fab area
- Weld procedures qualified for most applications
- Latest manuals in ASME B31.1 and B31.3
- Separate shops for dissimilar alloy fabrication, hanger fabrication and storage
- Computer Aided Design (CAD) system for detailing, material control and billing
- In-shop computer tracking system to report status. Includes: Detailing, approvals, releases, weld-out, inspection and shipping of individual spools
Clean Room Highlights:
- Over 2,800 sq. ft. clean fab area
- 1,200 sq. ft. clean room class 100 with class 10 work stations
- Custom fabrication for specialty gas, chemical and waste applications
- AMI Orbital Welders, capable of welding all sizes of high purity stainless steel tubing and pipe
- High purity infrared machines that produce the highest quality fusion welds
For more information about the facility, contact J.J. Burke at 503.240.2692.
BMWC Group, Inc. Works 5.5 Million Man-Hours with Zero (0) Lost Time Injuries
BMWC Group, Inc. (BMWC) is proud to announce the achievement of working over 5.5 million man-hours in 2012 with Zero (0) Lost Time Injuries or Illnesses. According to President and CEO Brian Acton, “This milestone is the combined result of more than 2000 men and women across the country in every craft that we employ supporting our safety vision and working together for one common goal. They should all be congratulated on their teamwork and dedication to this company-wide achievement.”
BMWC Safety Director Clay West points out that the key to attaining this goal is the company’s dedication to their “Safety for Life” culture. “It has been the driving factor to our success as we’ve grown, and it continues to be the bond that links all our craftspeople and their families together with each of our regional offices all the way to the top of the organization,” West says.
BMWC announces Mike Keller as new CFO
Indianapolis, IN, February 15, 2011 – Mike Keller has joined BMWC as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the company, Mike worked in the
homebuilding and land development industry for over 20 years as the CFO of the Estridge Companies, a Carmel, Indiana firm. His previous experience also includes work with PepsiCo and the CPA firm Harding,
Shymanski & Co. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Evansville.
Company Announces Passing of Chairman Thomas E. O'Brien
Dated: January 19, 2011
It is with great sadness that BMW Constructors, Inc. announced the passing of its Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer, Tom O’Brien, after a long illness.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA and a graduate of West Virginia University, Tom began his career as Project
Engineer for the Dravo Corporation. In 1979, after being hired by BMW, Tom relocated to Indianapolis,
IN and began working for company founder, Jack Baker, in various management roles. He continued
progressing within BMW and was asked to move to Chicago/Northwest Indiana and become responsible
for a new office that would eventually become BMW’s largest location. Through this and other
successes, Tom continued to move up through the organization and returned to Indianapolis where he
was elected President, CEO and subsequently, Chairman’s position. During Tom’s tenure, the company
has experienced unprecedented growth and solidified its reputation in the industry for honesty,
integrity and customer value. Through Tom’s leadership, the company has expanded into several new
markets and regions, and today is commonly ranked as one of the largest construction companies in the
Prior to his illness, Tom had put in place a succession plan for the company’s next generation of
executive management. Pursuant to that plan, the company is also announcing the following at this
Jim Davis has been elected as the new Chairman of the Board, and Brian Acton will now also hold the
position of Chief Executive Officer, in addition to his current role as President. Both individuals have a
long history of success within the company and are committed to building upon the strong foundation
that Tom laid out for the future. Additionally, Mike Keller has been named the Chief Financial Officer.
Tom’s passion for BMW was unparalleled. We will miss not only his steadfast leadership and direction,
but most importantly, his presence as a colleague and friend to all of us.
BMW Constructors, Inc. elects Brian K. Acton President and Chief Operating Officer
Thomas E. O’Brien continues as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Indianapolis, IN, August 23, 2010 – BMW Constructors today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Brian K. Acton President and Chief Operating Officer of the company, reporting to Thomas E. O’Brien, who will continue as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. O’Brien noted that “Brian’s election is another step in the Company’s leadership succession plan. He has served our employees and customers across the company for over 25 years and is well prepared for this position of leadership.”
Mr. Acton joined the company in 1985 as a Project Engineer in its Munster, Indiana operations. He was promoted to Project Manager in 1990 and became responsible for supporting many of the company’s largest customers. In 1998, Mr. Acton and his family relocated to Seattle, Washington where he became President of the company’s sister company in the Pacific Northwest and launched the business’s entry into the semiconductor, biotechnology, and aerospace industries. In January 2009, he returned to Indianapolis as Executive Vice President, responsible for all construction operations across the company.
Mr. O’Brien continued, “Throughout Brian’s career he has demonstrated our corporate values and developed a full understanding of all aspects of our company. BMW Constructors has grown under his leadership, and I am confident that he will continue to strengthen our long tradition of excellence with our employees and customers as we continue the growth and success of our business model.”
Mr. Acton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Construction and Engineering Department at Purdue University, and is a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO). Mr. Acton and his family will continue to reside in Indianapolis, IN.
United Way contribution recognition
BMW and Judy Piercinski recognized for United Way campaign
BMW Constructors, Inc. was recognized for the company's United Way contribution at the annual United Way picnic. BMW is a member of Division I, which encompasses the construction industry.
Judy Piercinski received the Employee Campaign Manager award for Division I. Paul Nicholls, who presented the award, spoke highly of BMW and its yearly contributions. He said the company contined to increase its donation despite the downturn of the economy. He acknowledged that BMW's previous Employee Campaign Manager also received the award and passing the award to Judy proves the company is continuing its generosity.
"Welding Journal" publishes article about BMW
Steven Disbrow and Chris Kramer write about BP's Modernization Project
The article highlights not only the modernization project taking place at the BP Whiting Refinery, but also what it takes for a company like BMW to do the work. Steven and Chris discuss the importance of safety, the demands of the work, quality considerations, and the benefits of modernizing the refinery. The article includes photos of the refinery and of the equipment that will be used to modernize the facility. For the complete article from the "Welding Journal" please click the link below.
BP Modernizes Whiting Refinery