ACME Employees;


First I wanted to thank you all for keeping everything rolling almost like it's "business as usual." To our field team...we're always amazed at what you all do. You are at the highest risk as it's very hard to follow all the precautions while still trying to do your job. Thank you for doing what you do! We appreciate you all!

Office team...thank you for having the discipline to work from home. It's obvious from what all is being done that no one is treating this as a vacation.

With that being said, I am confident that we will be finishing this year strong, although I do see us having a little lag time in the very near future. I am optimistic that by mid-to-late May things will get back to normal.

Bid we've completed in the past two weeks:

  • AECI in New Madrid - $7M

  • Kraft-Heinz - Champaign, IL - Warehouse Rail Shed Addition - approximately $4M (with good feedback from the customer)

  • General Mills in Hannibal - Tortilla Annex Building around $1.5M

  • Bayer - Bulk Storage Upgrad - Beaman, Iowa approximately $1.2M (pre-award meeting next week)

  • Chemtrade - Digester Building approximately $1.1M

  • Prost - Heckart Community Center PEMB & Steel Erection around $1M

  • Bunge in Lagrange MO - Office Rebuild - $750,000

  • Roeslein - Ball Container Line 4 - Rome, GA approx. $3M

  • Doe Run - West Fork Mine approx. $300,000

  • Precoat Metals - Bulk to Tote Unloading approx, $250,000

  • Intercon Chemical Wall Rebuild Project - $162,000

Here are some of the projects that we have been awarded. Some of these jobs starting soon and others are queued up till Q2.

  • Hartman Egg Carton Line - $500,000

  • AB/InBev Roof Replacement Warehouse - $1.5M

  • Bayer Monsanto Advanced Instrumentation Waco, NE - $345,000

  • Bayer Monsanto Advanced Instrumentation Kearney, NE - $345K

  • Whiting-Turner ConAgra Jackson, TN - $3M

  • Kraft Granite City - multiple projects totaling over $2M

  • Mizzou Steam Manhole project - $137,000

  • Beyond Meat - multiple projects of nearly $135,000

  • Unilever - multiple projects of totaling over $100,000

  • Waites - Axogen Facility in Ohio - $431,000

  • Henkel Tank Farm Containment - $130,000

Some general thoughts and items related to Covid-19:​

  • Federal guidelines for social distancing have been extended through April 30, 2020

  • There is a great deal of misinformation out there, the best sources are the CDC at or the NIH at

  • This is a great time to call a friend.  Actual calls (rather than texts/emails) are on the rise as folks are checking in on one another.  You’ll both feel better for it!

  • These are trying times emotionally with a lack of contact combined with concerns for physical and financial health.  If you are experiencing depression you can contact your health care provider to speak with a mental health professional.  To find a provider Ironworkers can call 800-810-2583; Carpenters can call 314-729-4600 or 800-413-8008.

  • General Precautions for Construction Workers
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are sick or have close contact with someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call your healthcare provider

    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol, when soap and water aren’t available. Always follow good handwashing practices:

      • Upon arriving at the jobsite and before going home at the end of the day

      • Before and after eating

      • After using the toilet

      • After touching garbage or other waste materials 

    • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze into a tissue if possible or your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands, when tissues aren’t available. Dispose of tissues in the trash after use. 

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth as much as possible.

    • Practice social distancing by limiting person-to-person contact within six feet, especially in large groups or in enclosed spaces. Don’t shake hands when greeting others.

    • What Can Construction Workers Do?

    • Maintain good workplace hygiene, including hand washing practices and cough/sneeze etiquette.

    • Maintain a distance of at least six feet from other workers when possible, unless the task warrants otherwise (e.g., when performing a team lift). Limit large group interactions. Follow these same practices off the job.

    • Report symptoms of COVID-19 immediately. If you are sick, stay home. If you feel sick and are at work, tell your supervisor.

    • Cooperate with response measures instituted by your employer, your site manager, and those recommended by health officials at the federal, state and local level.

    • Do not share other workers’ phones, PPE or other work tools and equipment.


Thanks again for all  you do,

DJ Simmons, President, ACME Constructors