IMS in the News
Meet Rod Hill, owner of IMS Engineers and nominee for Small Business of the Year!
Integrated Management Services CEO John D. Calhoun says everything he knows about leadership and strategy was learned on the job. Well, this recipient of the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal must be a quick study.
Entergy Mississippi hosted its 2005 Minority Business Summit in February in Jackson at the Jackson State University eCenter.
More than 30 people representing companies owned by women and/or minorities spent the day listening to presentations on how to do business with Entergy.
“Entergy wants to do business with diverse business groups, but those groups have to know what to expect from us — and what we expect from them,” said Carmen Davis, lead supplier development specialist for Entergy and a Madison County resident.
New York, (October 20, 2004) – Inc. Magazine, the premier publication for small and medium sized businesses, today released its 23 rd annual Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest growing private companies in the country. A full-service consulting, engineering, technical, management and operations firm helping public and private sector clients improve the environment and infrastructure, Integrated Management Services, ranks 432nd on the list, with four/five year average annual sales growth of 86%. The Inc. 500 Special Issue will appear on newsstands October 26 and will be on display until December 21, 2004.
In 1996, two former City of Jackson employees, John D. Calhoun, Ph.D., and Rod L. Hill, P.E., believed they saw a niche for an engineering firm focused on the unique needs of urban areas, and formed Integrated Management Services (IMS). What a niche it has turned out to be.
Over the past five years, IMS has recorded a phenomenal sales growth of 908%. How good is that? Good enough to rank the firm 183rd on Inc. magazine’s 2003 Inc. 500, a list of the 500 fastest –growing private companies in the country. According to Calhoun, the success can be attributed to a surprisingly simple, common strategy, which has resulted in 98% of its business coming from repeat customers.
New York, (October 1, 2003) – Inc. Magazine, the premier publication for small and medium sized businesses, today released its 23rd annual Inc.500 ranking of the fastest growing private companies in the country. A full-service consulting, engineering, technical, management and operations firm based in Jackson, Mississippi, IMS Engineers, ranks 183rd on the list, with five-year sales growth of 908%. The Inc. 500 Special Issue appeared on newsstands October 14 and will be on display until January 2004.
The companies that made this list have thrived through continued stagnation in the economy, posting an average five-year growth of 1,312%. With aggregate revenue of $14.4 billion, Inc. 500 companies are a formidable market force. And while the United States shed 1.5 million jobs in 2002, Inc.500 companies half of which were launched with less than $20,000provided employment for 67, 973 people.
10 Sep / IMS Autrans key Nissan middleman
IMS Autrans is only three minutes away from the loading dock at Nissan’s Canton plant. The location of the automotive logistics service provider is a critical link in the Nissan supply chain, said Bob Landis, general manager of IMS Autrans and vice president of Autrans Corp. in Smyrna, Tenn.
“This is the nucleus. This drives the train,” Landis said. The company serves as the point of entry for more than 3,000 parts from 14 suppliers. IMS Autrans warehouses and distributes the parts from those suppliers to the $1.4 billion Nissan facility.
A Jackson company that has partnered with a Smyrna, Tenn., firm as a Nissan supplier plans to hire 204 workers for its facility on the vehicle assembly’s campus.
IMS Autrans LLC will be “progressively hiring hourly employees,” said Bob Landis, who will serve as general manager of the 300,000squarefoot facility.
The provider of automotive logistics services is a joint venture of IMS (Integrated Management Services) in Jackson and Autrans, a supplier at the Nissan plant in Tennessee.
Madison County supervisors approved a $650,000 startup loan to a Nissan minority supplier firm Friday, but not before a Japanese firm agreed to guarantee the loan.
Supervisors put the deal on ice after the firm, IMS Autrans, asked the county to release it from personal and spousal guaranties of the loan as required by state law, Madison County attorney Dewey Hebree said.
The loan, a Community Development Block Grant loan through the Mississippi Development Authority, was approved in December, the facility is expected to open in late May.
AP Technoglass, a Kentucky automotive supplier, will provide the windows, windshields and other glass components for the minivans Nissan will build in its $930 million Madison County auto plant.
AP is the first supplier to agree to use a logistics supply center operated by IMS Autrans. Integrated Management Solutions, a Jackson engineering company, in December won a contract to build and manage the facility for Nissan. IMS partnered with Autrans, a Smyrna, Tenn., firm that offers similar services to Nissan’s plants in that state.
The logistics center will be located on the Nissan plant campus, and it will handle deliveries from out-of-state suppliers.