Apple Automotive Expands Rt. 30 Auto Park

January 29, 2019 — York, PA-based Apple Automotive Group is embarking on a major expansion of their existing Apple Auto Park facility along Route 30 in West Manchester Township. The Auto Park is currently home to five new car dealerships, a collision center, a Parts Express business, and a Car Wash Express facility.

Apple recently purchased the vacant Dick’s Sporting Goods property, adjacent to the auto park. Apple plans to move their existing Auto Park Honda dealership into a newly constructed facility on the Dick’s property. In addition, Apple will move their Nissan dealership located in Springettsbury Township into the current Honda property in the Auto Park.

Christopher Sechrist, Apple Automotive President, noted “With the enormous success of the Auto Park as a destination for our community’s car shopping & servicing needs, along with the continued growth of the Honda and Nissan brands, we needed to expand to continue delivering our promise of prompt, efficient service to our customers.”

Groundbreaking plans for the new Honda dealership are slated for Fall 2019, with the Nissan move to the Auto Park following shortly thereafter.

Apple Automotive is the largest family-owned automotive dealer group in Central Pennsylvania. The dealer group currently encompasses 14 automobile franchises at 10 different retail locations in York County, PA.

In addition, Apple Automotive offers collision repair at seven locations, which includes Pritz Auto Body, Hake’s Body Shop, and York Collision Center. Apple’s Car Wash Express facilities are available at two locations, along with an auto parts distribution service throughout central PA, and service and repair at 10 locations.

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Stewart & Tate to Build Patient First in Langhorne

February 4, 2019 — Stewart & Tate Construction of York, PA has been named general contractor on a new Patient First to be located at 100 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills, in Bucks County, PA.

The new 7,150-square-foot Patient First Neighborhood Medical Center will include staff offices, exam rooms, a waiting room, and on-site x-ray and lab testing capabilities. Work on the medical center is slated for completion in July 2019.

This project will be the sixth Patient First facility that Stewart & Tate has constructed.

Open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 365 days a year, Patient First provides walk-in urgent care for routine injuries and illnesses and primary care for patients without a regular physician.

York Building Products Supports Another Eagle Scout Project

Boy Scout Evan Cashman from Lake Meade Troup 88 in East Berlin, PA, chose to build a retaining wall at the East Berlin Community Park for his Eagle Scout project. The retaining wall would surround a large flower bed and illuminated flag pole.

After approval was given by the park board, Evan then needed to acquire the material and provide the labor to complete the project.

Park Board member, Doug Sheaffer of York Building Products, offered to help. After a few meetings with Evan and his father Rick, York Building Products donated the Keystone Retaining Wall block to build the 15’ x 15’ square retaining wall around the flower bed and flag pole.

Evan and his crew did an excellent job! York Building Products was honored to work with Evan on his project. Congratulations Eagle Scout Evan…FINE JOB!

Proposed New I-95 Interchange in Cecil County, MD, to Impact Regional Growth

YORK, PA, December 2018— $20 million in federal funding was recently granted for the I-95/Belvidere Road Interchange project in Cecil County, MD. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grant Program.

The BUILD grant will fund a little less than half of the project. The remaining funds will come through a public-private partnership between the Maryland Transportation Authority, Cecil County and Stewart Properties, which owns the Principio Business Park near the planned interchange.

“We believe the I-95 Belvidere Road Interchange Project will deliver beneficial growth and economic prospects to Cecil County for years to come, by providing increased employment opportunities as well as an expanded business/industrial revenue base. This public/private partnership successfully worked together to help make Cecil County’s vision for future balanced growth a reality” noted Gary Stewart,Jr., President of Stewart Properties.

Principio Business Park’s large distribution tenants such as Amazon, Restoration Hardware and GE Appliance, along with planned future tenants, will benefit greatly from this new easy access point on I-95.  The current 7-mile trip to I-95 will be reduced to less than 2.5 miles.

YCEA and Downtown Inc Announce Strategic Affiliation

Stewart Companies is a proud supporter of the York County Economic Alliance and Downtown Inc. Watch this video for more details about this strategic affiliation!

Stewart Companies Names New President of Apple Outdoor

York, PA 11/7/2017 – The Stewart Companies is pleased to announce the promotion of Nate Sterner to President of Apple Outdoor, a York, PA-based billboard media company and division of the Stewart Companies.

Sterner started with the company at its inception in 1999 as General Manager and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2010. At the helm during consistent growth over the past 18 years, Sterner is excited about additional growth opportunities that lie ahead—especially with digital LED billboard advertising.

Sterner comments, “Digital LED billboards provide benefits not available with traditional billboard advertising. The flexibility of digital LED technology allows for an advertiser to utilize multiple messages or varying designs, without an increase in printing or production costs. Additionally, timely promotions, dated events and various public service messages can be displayed immediately to the marketplace.” Apple Outdoor has plans to further develop their digital network in the upcoming months.

About Apple Outdoor Advertising
Founded in 1999, Apple Outdoor Advertising, a division of the Stewart Companies, is a full-service, locally owned and operated billboard company based in York, Pennsylvania. Apple provides billboard coverage in York and Adams Counties in Pennsylvania; and Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties in Maryland.

Principio Business Park Growth

This 1,600+ acre property located in Cecil County, MD has become a magnet for large warehouse and distribution facilities, with over 10 MSF of development (existing, under construction and proposed). View a video tour of the property below. There are still lots of various sizes remaining.

York Building Products Plans New Block Plant in Frederick

York, PA | September 29, 2017 – York, PA-based York Building Products (YBP) announces its plans to construct a new block manufacturing plant on Buckeystown Pike in Frederick, MD.

YBP has sold its existing location on Urbana Pike in a commercial shopping district, and plans to move the existing plant equipment to the new 25,000 SF facility away from existing retail businesses. While much of the existing plant equipment will be moved, the Buckeystown Pike facility will feature new state-of-the-art batching equipment, allowing for better controlled and more consistent products. The plant’s production capacity will remain the same initially; however, yard storage will be expanded by 30%. The new location will also allow for better traffic flow and less congestion for shipping.

Full-online production is projected for mid-February. The products produced at the new plant will continue to be primarily standard concrete masonry units and colored segmental retaining wall block.

MCACP Masonry for the Ages Seminar

York, PA | April 13, 2017 – York Building Products was a sponsor of the Masonry Contractors Association of Central Pennsylvania’s “Masonry for the Ages Seminar.” The seminar for architects, engineers, contractors, and other concerned entities featured three industry speakers and a hands-on presentation. Over seventy industry professionals attended the event held at Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg Campus.

Apple Automotive Group Acquires Hake’s Body Shop

York, PA | October 11, 2016 – York, PA-based Apple Automotive Group announces the acquisition of Hake’s Body Shop in Wrightsville, PA. The Hake’s business will continue to operate as Hake’s Body Shop.

“This acquisition will provide us the ability to better service our existing customer base, and service a new customer base as well,” said Christopher Sechrist, Apple Automotive Group President.

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