Last year, Indianapolis-based BMW Constructors logged more than 5.5 million man-hours with zero lost time injuries or illnesses – and on projects collectively involving more than 2,000 workers nationwide.
More impressive, many of those workers were deployed to sites of surpassing complexity, including that of the massive BP refinery in Whiting, Ind., where BMW is engaged in a five-year, multi-billion-dollar modernization program for the 122-year-old facility, the sixth largest of its kind in the U.S. The 1,400-acre project touches three cities and involves more than 7,000 tradesmen, in addition the world’s largest crawler crane.
BMW's ability to execute across a variety of exacting sectors, from aerospace, pharmaceutical and refining to power generation, biotechnology and chemicals, helps explain its continued growth. Last year, the firm's Midwest revenues nearly doubled.
In addition to promoting a culture that embraces “Safety for Life,” the firm places special emphasis on continuous improvement and training to enhance client satisfaction. In all, 80% of its work involves repeat business.
BMW is highly active in the Indiana Construction Roundtable's Mentor Protegee Program, an initiative that pairs established firms with fledgling ones to provide the latter with the guidance necessary to navigate their first years of business. The program, part of a larger ICR initiative to promote diversity, targets women-, minority- and veteran-owned businesses.
BMW also is active in Rebuilding Together Indianapolis, which has repaired and rehabilitated more than 250 area homes since 2000.
BMW Constructors will be profiled in the July 29 edition of ENR Midwest, which also will feature the magazine's annual ranking of the region's Top Contractors.