(Beaver Dam) A general contractor based in Beaver Dam was recognized with several awards Thursday at the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin’s annual banquet in Wisconsin Dells. WDS Construction received four Project of Distinction awards, one of them related to a project in Beaver Dam. WDS picked up the gold award for their construction of the Holiday Inn Express, which was the first hotel project the company had ever undertaken. WDS picked up silver awards for a state-of-the art cold storage manufacturing facility for Cedar Valley Cheese in Belgium, Wisconsin and the construction of the 81-thousand-square-foot Parkdale Mall in Beaumont, Texas. WDS also took home the silver for their work on Punch Bowl Social, a 31-thousand-square foot food and entertainment venue near the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. The ABC Project of Distinction Awards are judged by a panel of experts that critique safety, quality, owner satisfaction, execution and coordination, budgeting, challenges faced and overall distinctiveness in recognizing construction excellence.