James B. Pepper Rutland | MMR Garners National Recognition, Receives Three Excellence Awards for Exceptional Project Performance from Associated Builders and Contractors

Pepper Rutland
2 min readApr 6

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March 29, 2023

BATON ROUGE, LA — MMR proudly received three Excellence in Construction Awards at the 33 rdAnnual National Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction Awards Gala for exceptional performance on three notable projects in Louisiana and Texas.

MMR received two Eagle Level Awards, the highest honor a project can achieve, for its Dow LAO — Frigate Project and ExxonMobil — Mississippi River Feeder Installation Project, and one Pyramid Level Award, the second highest honor a project can achieve, for its Gulf Coast Growth Ventures Project.

“We are deeply honored to receive the most prestigious honor awarded in this industry,” said MMR President/CEO James B. “Pepper” Rutland. “At MMR, we remain dedicated to delivering high-quality solutions that exceed client expectations. These awards are a testament to the drive, commitment and diligence prevalent among our workforce, who ceaselessly strive for excellence.”

ABC’s National Excellence in Construction Awards celebrate superiority in merit shop construction. The gala, held in Kissimmee, Fl., on Thursday, March 16 th, honored the year’s most outstanding construction projects and contractors for extraordinary achievements in leadership, safety, innovation, inclusion, diversity and equity.

Winning Projects: Dow Frigate Project, Plaquemine La.

Eagle Award, ABC National

MMR was contracted by Dow for a unique project to provide construction management, execution and commissioning assistance for the electrical and instrumentation portion of their new Alkoxylation unit also known as project Frigate in Plaquemine, Louisiana.

ExxonMobil Mississippi River Feeder Installation, Baton Rouge, La.

Eagle Award, ABC National

MMR was contracted by ExxonMobil to provide construction management, execution and commissioning assistance for the electrical portion of their high voltage feeder cable installation under the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Gulf Coast Growth Ventures Project, Gregory, Tx.

Pyramid Award, ABC National

Gulf Coast Growth Ventures, LLC. is a joint venture created by ExxonMobil and SABIC to propel construction of a plastics manufacturing facility in San Patricio County, Texas. MMR was enlisted to perform electrical installation and site-wide civil services, in addition to training and support for over 5,000 employees working on the site. In addition to receiving the ABC Excellence award, MMR’s work has garnered several other awards, including the South Texas Industrial Industry Safety Excellence Award and a safety recognition award presented by Gulf Coast Growth Ventures.

ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Gala Photos

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Pepper Rutland

Pepper Rutland is the founder and CEO at MMR Group , headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. To read more about Pepper, visit PepperRutland.com!