Father and Son Model Workers Practicing the Spirit of Gan Shang in the New Era
Jiangxi has a splendid ancient Gan Shang culture, and a large number of powerful porcelain merchants, tea merchants, grain merchants, pharmaceutical merchants, etc. have emerged in history. With a large number of people and extensive business operations, it once dominated the Chinese business world. Today's Gan merchants still continue the fine traditions of their predecessors, and in the context of the new era, they are steadfast in breaking their own ground, achieving enterprise development while not forgetting to repay their hometown.
In Fuzhou, there are two well-known entrepreneurial models from both inside and outside the province, who come from the same family and company. In the past three years, their company has provided over 200 million yuan in tax revenue to the country and approximately 7000 employment opportunities for society every year; At the beginning of the COVID-19 this year, they donated 1 million yuan to Hubei, and then donated 2 million yuan to the province to fight the epidemic. They are Chen Shengde, the winner of the National May Day Labor Medal, vice chairman of Jiangxi Federation of Industry and Commerce, chairman of Zhongyang Construction Group Co., Ltd., and Chen Enbin, the model worker of Jiangxi Province and president of Zhongyang Construction Group Co., Ltd.
Chen Shengde: Be a "trendsetter" in the reform and opening up
Chen Shengde, who is 62 years old this year, has won the National May Day Medal and holds many dazzling identities such as Vice Chairman of Jiangxi Federation of Industry and Commerce, Vice Chairman of China Africa Civil Chamber of Commerce, and Vice President of Jiangxi Provincial General Chamber of Commerce. However, when faced with reporters' visits, he first said, "I came from a farmer's background, and my first job in life was as a mason on a construction site
From an apprentice to the foreman of a masonry class, the captain of a project construction team, and then to a project manager, Chen Shengde has been struggling in the construction industry until today. From the First Construction Company of Jiangxi Province to the Fourth Direct Branch of Jiangxi Construction Engineering Group, to Jiangxi Fuzhou Construction Group Co., Ltd. and Zhongyang Construction Group, the engineering quality of all the construction projects he is responsible for is well-known in the industry.
When it comes to transitioning from being the captain of a construction team to contracting for project construction, He exclaimed with emotion: In the 1980s, the wave of reform and opening up brought many opportunities to Jiangxi. At that time, I had a try and see mentality and embarked on the path of project construction contracting. Although I also encountered various difficulties, I never gave up and have been going this way until today. It is still the best policy of the country! Otherwise, as a small worker, how could I have had the opportunity to learn and participate in a series of project development, let alone achieve what I am today These achievements
It is understood that Zhongyang Construction Group Co., Ltd., led by Chen Shengde, formerly known as Fuzhou Construction Engineering Bureau and Fuzhou Construction Engineering Company, is an old state-owned construction enterprise founded in 1953. In 2003, at a critical juncture in the state-owned enterprise restructuring of the company, Chen Shengde, who was then the General Manager of the Fourth Direct Branch of Jiangxi Construction Engineering Group, made a careful decision and resolutely gave up his job as a leader of the state-owned enterprise branch. He took over the company in his private capacity and led the company to smoothly complete the state-owned enterprise restructuring. In November 2010, the company was renamed Zhongyang Construction Group Co., Ltd. with a registered capital of 916.18 million yuan.
For Chen Shengde, the seemingly simple resume was his most difficult and unforgettable time at the beginning of his entrepreneurship.
Although they are all responsible for engineering project construction, the pressure of working as a project manager in another company and working for themselves is completely different. Especially when you face so many employees in the entire company, whose salary, development prospects, and even their family life all rely on this job, every time they cast a hopeful look at me as the new company leader, they remind me that I am not But I must be responsible for my own choices, and more importantly, for the entire company team. I must lead everyone to forge a new path! Let everyone have a good day When it comes to the beginning of entrepreneurship, one can still feel his immense ambition back then.
Under the leadership of Chen Shengde, starting from the first project undertaken by the state-owned enterprise after the restructuring, the group has always adhered to the principle of honest operation and quality first, and vigorously emphasized project quality and safety management. To date, the engineering projects undertaken by the group have won more than 400 provincial and municipal quality engineering awards, of which more than 70 projects have been awarded provincial and municipal quality and safety standardization demonstration projects, and multiple projects have won AAA level safety, civilization, standardization, and integrity construction sites National User Satisfaction Project and Provincial Demonstration Project for the Application of New Technologies in the Construction Industry. The Group has also won many honors, such as National Excellent Construction Enterprise, National Advanced Enterprise in Construction Industry, National exemplary organization in Scientific and Technological Innovation, National AAA Credit Enterprise in Construction Industry, etc.
Chen Enbin: Led the team to win the "Luban Award" twice
At the end of 2015, the new hospital (Phase I) project of Nanchang Hongdu Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital undertaken by Zhongyang Construction Group won the highest award in China's construction engineering, the "Luban Award". The person in charge of this project is Chen Enbin, the son of Chen Shengde. November 17th of that year was a day that Chen Enbin would forever remember. On that day, he retrieved the "Little Golden Man" of the Luban Award, as well as medals and certificates from the Deputy Minister of Housing and Urban Rural Development at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. Chen Enbin said: The 'Luban Award' is the highest honor and dream pursued by all domestic engineering builders throughout their lives! It is also the first time our company has won this award for a project it has undertaken since its establishment. Everyone in our group is extremely proud and excited! Personally, it has a special significance for me. This is the first time I have independently been responsible for such a major engineering project. Being able to achieve such a result is the effort of our entire team, and it will be a great contribution to my future work Work is also a great motivation
Approaching the Honggutan Branch of Nanchang Hongdu Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, the exterior facade of the building with white walls, Dai tiles, and red columns and eaves is particularly eye-catching. This traditional Chinese medicine hospital building, designed in the Han and Tang styles, is unique throughout Jiangxi Province and even in the central region. From its design to functional layout, the entire building incorporates the traditional Chinese medicine emphasis on the "Yin Ping Yang Mi, Spirit is the Treatment" viewpoint. From the main color scheme of the exterior walls to a floor tile in the courtyard, the color selection of the building is mainly based on natural and fresh colors of natural elements such as rocks and plants, striving to conform to the traditional Chinese medicine concept of the unity of heaven and man for health preservation.
Chen Enbin told reporters, "This architecture that fully integrates Han and Tang styles with traditional Chinese medicine concepts was an unprecedented challenge for our group at that time. The architectural design draft alone was repeatedly revised more than ten times, and we strive for perfection in every detail. We are very pleased that our team did not disappoint everyone's expectations and presented this unique traditional Chinese medicine hospital building to everyone
The reporter learned that in the early stages of the construction of the new hospital (Phase I) project at Nanchang Hongdu Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, which coincided with winter, Chen Enbin, as the project leader, stayed at the project site for a whole day. The daily cold wind made him face frostbite. Not only did he not choose to retreat due to his father's aura, but he persisted in working on site every day, hiding from his family, from the construction of the construction site's prefabricated house to every detail in the later stages of the project, He patiently surveyed and understood that throughout the entire construction period, his footsteps were scattered throughout every corner of the project, and he knew the patterns of every floor tile as well as his fingertips. He said, "When doing the specific work of each project, I only remember that I am the project leader, and I am responsible for my team and my project. I must not slack off. If my father has an impact on my work, it will make me more strict with myself and not disgrace my father
In December 2019, the Fuzhou Zhongyang Square project undertaken by Zhongyang Construction Group once again won the "Luban Award", which was also a major project personally led by Chen Enbin. Winning the second "Luban Award" has extraordinary significance for Chen Enbin's father and son.
The award-winning Fuzhou Zhongyang Square project achieved a breakthrough in the local construction project "Luban Award" for Fuzhou construction enterprises, setting a new benchmark for the construction industry in Fuzhou. Chen Shengde smiled and said, "Fuzhou is the hometown of architecture in Jiangxi. People in the construction industry in Fuzhou hope to have a project recognized by national honors in their hometown, and I am no exception. This time, the Zhongyang Square project won the 'Luban Award', which finally fulfilled my dream
It is understood that as a private enterprise, it is commendable to have won the highest national construction project award "Luban Award" twice within a few years. This dazzling achievement is inseparable from Chen Shengde's decades of unwavering dedication to engineering quality and adherence to honest management, as well as Chen Enbin's spiritual inheritance of honesty, courage to explore, and down-to-earth work from his parents.
During the interview process, Chen Shengde and Chen Enbin repeatedly emphasized to reporters, "I am very grateful for the good policies of the country in the new era, and I am grateful to the Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee and Government, as well as the Fuzhou Municipal Party Committee and Government, for creating a good business environment for our enterprise. Only then can private enterprises like Zhongyang Construction Group have the opportunity to participate in many large-scale project construction, integrate into the international development pattern, go abroad, broaden their horizons, and expand their careers, Under the leadership of Chen Shengde and Chen Enbin, Zhongyang Construction Group has become a leading benchmark in the construction industry in China, and its diversified business and overseas business have also developed smoothly. At present, the group has obtained the qualification of general contracting enterprise for foreign aid complete projects from the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China. It has established overseas branches in countries such as Zambia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Bangladesh, Kenya, and other countries. Multiple projects undertaken overseas, such as hospitals, schools, highways, social security buildings, grain depots, and comprehensive commercial squares, are all under intense construction. At the end of 2019, the group successfully won the bid for the Addis Ababa Transportation Bureau Headquarters Office Building project in Ethiopia after intense competition in the international bidding process. This project is another large-scale engineering project won by Zhongyang Construction Group in Ethiopia, following the Grain Depot Project of the National Grain Reserve Bureau of Ethiopia. Construction has now begun.
A caring father and son who bravely shoulder social responsibility
Today, Zhongyang Construction Group has grown into a comprehensive enterprise group that involves multiple business fields such as Zhongyang Construction, Zhongyang Industry, Zhongyang Real Estate, Zhongyang Agriculture, Zhongyang Capital, and Zhongyang Medical Equipment. It has been among the top 100 private enterprises in Jiangxi for seven consecutive years and is also listed as an advanced model for the development of non-public economy in Jiangxi Province.
In order to protect the ecological environment and promote the green development of the construction industry, under the advocacy of Chen Enbin, Zhongyang Construction Group has invested over 100 million yuan in the research and development and production of new green building materials products. Its products have been successfully applied in fields such as construction, automobile manufacturing, packaging, logistics, etc., and have received unanimous praise from customers. The company has been awarded the "National Demonstration Enterprise of 'Replacing Wood with Plastic'" and "National Ecological (Green) Design Demonstration Enterprise". The first assembled building production base in Fuzhou, which is invested by the Group, is listed as one of the top 50 enterprises in China's prefabricated building industry and a national prefabricated building industrial base, constantly leading and promoting the process of construction industrialization in Fuzhou; The health technology enterprise invested by Zhongyang is mainly engaged in the research and development, production, and sales of second-class medical devices. Currently, the company produces over 240000 ordinary disposable medical masks and surgical masks per day, which not only meets the needs of its own group's domestic and foreign employees, but also sells them overseas.
In 2018, Zhongyang Construction Group successfully acquired 3000 hectares of farms in Zambia to build the Zhongyang (Zambia) Ecological Agriculture Industrial Park. This project has received high attention from the governments of China and Zambia, and is of great significance in improving Zambia's agricultural structure, enhancing the agricultural technology level of local farmers, and assisting Zhongyang in green development, transformation, and upgrading.
When it comes to why we need to conduct diversified business and overseas business, Chen Sheng said in German with a long focus: Although the business development of Zhongyang Construction Group has been relatively stable in recent years, facing fierce market competition and new challenges of the general transformation and upgrading of the construction industry, as enterprise leaders, we must be prepared for danger. Therefore, we have combined our existing enterprise advantages and actively expanded other business sectors, which can form a virtuous cycle with our current engineering and construction main business, and jointly promote the improvement of the group's comprehensive strength
In addition to being innovative and courageous entrepreneurs, Chen Shengde and Chen Enbin are also renowned public welfare figures in their hometown.
In order to assist in poverty alleviation, the father and son actively participate in the Guangcai cause and various targeted poverty alleviation and education assistance actions carried out by the provincial and municipal governments, and adopt various methods such as industrial support and donations to focus on poverty alleviation and aid education. Under their leadership, Zhongyang Construction Group was awarded the title of Advanced Private Enterprise and Outstanding Contribution Enterprise in the "Thousand Enterprises Helping Thousand Villages" Precision Poverty Alleviation Action in Jiangxi Province.
In July 2016, Zhongyang Construction Group supported impoverished households in Sandu Village, Tanxi Township, Lichuan County, and actively assisted the village in repairing disaster stricken water conservancy facilities and implementing the Lianxin Poverty Alleviation Greenhouse Vegetable Cooperative Project; In 2017, the group donated 1.5 million yuan to the Fuzhou Charity Foundation to support disaster stricken areas and out of school children. In order to assist impoverished students in completing their studies, they also donated 1 million yuan to the Nanchang Youth Development Fund for the construction of Hope Primary School, and donated 500000 yuan to Lichuan No.2 Middle School to participate in the "Golden Autumn Student Assistance" activity in Fuzhou City; In August 2018, donated 250000 yuan to help farmers in Shangtang Town, Nancheng County, Fuzhou City build sheds for mushroom cultivation; In 2019, we assisted Wushi Village, Wushi Town, Zixi County, Fuzhou in developing the kudzu root industry and helping the people increase production and income; Donate 280000 yuan to consolidate the achievements of poverty alleviation in Yanghu Village, Xiaohuang Town, Dongxiang County, Fuzhou City; Donate 550000 yuan to help Yangjiatian Village in Luxi County, Pingxiang build a village entrepreneurship and employment center, and help farmers lift themselves out of poverty and become rich.
In order to support the inheritance of local culture, the father and son provided a sponsorship of 3 million yuan to the Jiangxi Tang Xianzu Culture and Art Foundation and donated 1 million yuan to the Tang Xianzu Drama Festival. In 2019, the Group actively responded to the call of Fuzhou Municipal Party Committee and Fuzhou Municipal Government, and contracted to build the first overseas Peony Pavilion (Stratford, England) project, and then the Peony Pavilion (Perm, Russia) project, contributing to the promotion and building of the hometown as "the hometown of drama" and even "the international city of drama".
Chen Shengde told reporters, "As a company, we not only need to do our business well, but also to repay our hometown well. No matter how many regions and countries our group's business develops, I always remember that I am from Jiangxi, and as long as I have the ability, I must do my best for my hometown
The main connotation of the spirit of Gan Shang is "being virtuous and hardworking, benefiting the world with righteousness". From leading the restructuring of state-owned enterprises to now receiving numerous honors from Zhongyang Construction Group, the reporter deeply felt their diligent inheritance and vivid practice of the spirit of Ganshang through the struggles of Chen Shengde and Chen Enbin.
As Chen Shengde said, "Benevolence is a precious quality inherited by the Gan merchants in a continuous line; practical work is the key to the success of Gan merchants; righteousness and profit are the business ethics of Gan merchants who prioritize profits; and the world is Gan merchants who have a broad sense of patriotism. Our Gan merchants in the new era should not only carry forward the excellent traditions of ancient Gan merchants, but also have the spirit of innovation, be brave in exploring and enterprising, and shoulder social responsibilities
Zhongyang Construction Group Co., Ltd. Striving Forward
Zhongyang Construction Group Co., Ltd. was founded in 1953, formerly known as the Fuzhou Construction Bureau. It completed the state-owned enterprise restructuring in 2003 and was renamed Zhongyang Construction Group Co., Ltd. in November 2010. The current registered capital is 916.18 million yuan. The company firmly promotes its globalization strategy and adheres to the dual drive of industrial development and capital operation. Its business involves fields such as construction, industry, real estate, agriculture, capital, and medical equipment, with an annual operating scale of nearly 10 billion yuan. It has been among the top 100 private enterprises in Jiangxi Province for seven consecutive years.
Zhongyang is a high-end real estate construction enterprise with a focus on construction. Its business covers 22 provinces (cities, districts) across the country and explores overseas markets mainly in Africa. The engineering projects undertaken by the company have won two of the highest honors in the national construction industry - the Luban Award for Engineering Quality. There are over 400 high-quality projects at the provincial and municipal levels, of which more than 70 projects have been awarded provincial and municipal quality and safety standardization demonstration projects. Multiple projects have been awarded AAA level safety, civilization, standardization, and credibility construction sites, national user satisfaction projects, and provincial construction industry new technology application demonstration projects.
Zhongyang Industry mainly develops and produces prefabricated building and new building materials. Zhongyangyan Concrete Technology Co., Ltd. is the first manufacturer of prefabricated PC components in Fuzhou City. The total investment of the project is 1.01 billion yuan, and the first phase construction investment is 150 million yuan. The plant covers an area of 140 mu, and four production lines are opened. The design annual production of PC components is 100000 cubic meters, with an annual output value of 300 million yuan. With the goal of building a national prefabricated building industrial base, it will become one of the top 50 prefabricated building enterprises in 2018, In 2020, it will be recognized as a national prefabricated building industrial base. Zhongyang Dexin Technology Co., Ltd. is committed to the research, development and production of new green building materials. The new PVC plastic composite template produced by the company has leading quality indicators in China and is an energy-saving and environmental protection product promoted in the national construction industry. It has made positive contributions to promoting the construction industry's "replacing wood with plastic" and "replacing steel with plastic", and achieving the development of energy conservation and environmental protection in the industry.
The company has a provincial-level enterprise technology center, which has obtained 3 invention patents and 37 utility model patents, 3 national level construction methods, and 11 provincial-level construction methods; Won 2 Jiangxi Provincial Science and Technology Progress Awards; He was the chief editor of the national industry standard Technical Specification for Building Plastic Composite Formwork Engineering and the first batch of prefabricated building standard Design Standard for Assembled Monolithic Concrete Residence in Jiangxi Province.
Zhongyang Real Estate mainly consists of Fuzhou Platinum Waterfront Residential Community, Dechang Fu Chinese style Mansion, and Zhongyang Square Commercial Office Building. The Platinum Waterfront Community covers an area of over 140000 square meters, with a total construction area of over 400000 square meters. The total construction area of the Chinese style mansion in Dechang Prefecture is about 80000 square meters, making it the only high-quality Chinese style aristocratic mansion in the bustling old urban area of Fuzhou City. Zhongyang Square is the headquarters economic building of the group, with a total construction area of over 90000 square meters. It is adjacent to the administrative center of Fuzhou City and is a new landmark of the city.
The symbol of Zhongyang Agriculture is the Zhongyang (Zambia) Ecological Agriculture Industrial Park. The construction goal of the industrial park is to establish strong alliances with advanced agricultural listed companies and industrialization leading enterprises both domestically and internationally, with high starting point planning, high standard design, high-quality construction, high-level management and operation, and to create a new model of agricultural cooperation between China and Africa. The project has a recent investment of 500 million yuan, a mid-term investment of 1.5 billion yuan, and a long-term planned investment of 3.5 billion yuan. It is one of the largest agricultural projects invested and constructed by Chinese private enterprises in Africa to date. This project has received high attention from the governments of China and Zambia, and will be of great significance in improving Zambia's agricultural structure, enhancing the agricultural technology level of local farmers, and assisting Zhongyang in green development, transformation and upgrading.
Zhongyang Capital's investment areas mainly include infrastructure, industrial parks, new building materials, real estate, and new energy development. In recent years, it has also actively explored investments in life and health, big data industries, and other areas. The group has been rated AAA in the credit rating of commercial banks over the years, and is a key high-quality customer supported by major banks.
Zhongyang Medical Devices is a new investment direction for the group during the epidemic period. At present, there are new wholly-owned subsidiaries Jiangxi Sukang Medical Equipment Co., Ltd. and Jiangxi Guoke Meixin Medical Technology Co., Ltd. Sukang Medical is mainly engaged in the research and development, production, and sales of second-class medical devices, equipped with a high standard sterile and clean workshop, which is equipped with three fully automatic one to two mask automatic production lines. Sukang Medical Company was included in the list of key supply enterprises for epidemic prevention and control provided by the Jiangxi Provincial Development and Reform Commission in March 2020. Currently, the monthly production of masks has exceeded 7 million. In addition to producing ordinary disposable medical masks and surgical masks, the company will also introduce the KN95 mask production line, with the goal of building a domestic medical mask brand. It plans to actively explore foreign markets after supporting domestic demand for epidemic prevention and control. Jiangxi Guoke Meixin Medical Technology Co., Ltd. was established in March 2020. With the full support and participation of Zhongyang Construction Group Co., Ltd., Wuhan Taili Meixin Medical Technology Co., Ltd., Chinese Academy of Sciences Guoke Holding Group and Guoke Health Holding, it is an innovative medical technology company combining local high-quality resources in Jiangxi. On the basis of the first generation wireless electronic thermometer, its products continue to optimize their functions and have been widely used in medical, public health, major health, industrial and infrastructure scenarios.
In recent years, the Group has won many honors, such as the National Advanced Collective of Housing and Urban Rural Construction System, the National Excellent Construction Enterprise, the National Advanced Enterprise in the Construction Industry, the National exemplary organization in Scientific and Technological Innovation, the National AAA Credit Enterprise in the Construction Industry, and the National May Day Labor Award.