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CMSS is Now Relyant!!

Posted on March 30, 2010 with 2 Comments


CMSS is Now Relyant

To All:

After two years of solid growth, expanding service offerings and a fast start for 2010, Maryville based Critical Mission Support Services (CMSS) is changing its name and initiating a global re-branding campaign.  The company will now operate under the name RELYANT.

“Through a combination of hard work and enthusiastic customer acceptance, our company has achieved significant results in a relatively short period of time.  The name change to RELYANT is a direct reflection of our success and reflects the company not only as it is today, but our vision for the future,” said RELYANT CEO, Eric Barton.  “In the company’s vision statement we say ‘working with our company is a promise delivered.’  Our new name – RELYANT – accurately reflects that promise, communicates the type of organization we are, the confidence we have in our capabilities, and our customer dedication.” 

Founded in 2006, RELYANT is a global “turn-key” service provider dedicated to delivering world-class solutions to complex projects around the globe.  The company’s services include construction, life support, logistics/procurement, security and IT communications.  In addition to its Maryville headquarters, the company operates another U. S. office in San Antonio and offshore offices in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Uganda.

RELYANT’S revenue growth over the past three years has increased from $7M in 2007 to a projected $80M in contract revenue for 2010. RELYANT’S service offerings have also expanded with the addition of relocatable building services for commercial companies in Afghanistan, spray foam insulation services for military bases in the states, expanded vehicle maintenance in Iraq and Afghanistan, a contract to provide staffing for forward operating bases and the teaming with new partners to develop rapid housing deployment capabilities. 

For more information regarding RELYANT, visit 


Eric W. Barton
President & CEO

Eric Barton with daughter Alexis (Lexi) – and our Ugandan friends!

Posted on December 5, 2009 with 1 Comment

Working Together in Kampala, Uganda

Working Together in Kampala, Uganda

As I spent the past three days in Kampala, I was able to visit the old rock quarry site shut down months earlier thanks to AFAA and several volunteers. I was blessed to have my oldest daughter, Alexis (Lexi), with me, on that trip, to witness the amazing things people can do for one another when their hearts are filled with God’s grace.

The meetings went well, and now it is time to hop on another plane to spend the weekend in Vienna! This trip provided me with several action items. We have such an opportunity to do good things here in Kampala, as well as work on pre-qualifiction for large road construction opportunities coming up in the spring of 2010.

The mission continues…

Eric W. Barton