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. www.appleoutdoor.com

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.

York Building Products Purchases Cinder & Concrete Block Corp

York, PA | July 22, 2016 – York, PA-based York Building Products announces the recent acquisition of Cinder & Concrete Block Corporation, a Cockeysville-based concrete products manufacturer.

“This exciting acquisition will allow us to provide a greater level of product offering for our customers, increase our level of customer service and help us reach a broader market area” said Greg McElwee, President of Cinder & Concrete. “The addition of Cinder & Concrete’s production capacity and existing customer base will help ensure the future growth of the York Building Products brand, and we are excited about the integration of products between the two companies.” noted Jason Schmitz, York’s Vice President of Operations. McElwee noted, “We believe our customers and employees will be pleased with the future course of the company.”

About Cinder & Concrete
Cinder & Concrete, founded in 1923, has been a family-run business since its inception with fourth-generation family members currently in operations. Cinder & Concrete manufactures standard concrete masonry units, and is a regional distributor of hardscape products and building materials allied to the masonry trade. www.cinderblockonline.com

Stewart Properties Developing Distribution Center in Cecil County for German Grocer Lidl

York, PA | August 10, 2016 – German grocer Lidl is opening an 800,000-square-foot regional headquarters and distribution center in Cecil County, where it plans to invest $100 million as part of its expansion into the U.S.

The newly constructed warehouse in the Principio Business Park near Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 40 is expected to create 100 full-time jobs and open no later than 2018. The project is being developed by Stewart Properties.

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Stewart Properties is a real estate development and investment company serving clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. A third-generation, family-owned company, Stewart Properties offers an extensive portfolio of land and master-planned business parks and communities, and provides support with a broad range of services through their Stewart Properties Maintenance subsidiary.

Stewart Companies Expands Presence in Virginia

York, PA | February 29, 2016 – Stewart Companies announces the recent acquisition of the Colortree Graphics facility, located in the Villa Park Business Center in Henrico, VA. Colortree Graphics will continue operations at the facility, leasing from the Stewart Companies. This purchase marks the second Stewart acquisition in the central Virginia region. In 2012, the Stewart Companies acquired the xTeriors plant in Doswell, securing the space for concrete products producer, NewLine Hardscapes, which has been in operation since the acquisition.

“We are interested in discovering more acquisition opportunities in the region,” said Cameron Wick, business development director for the Stewart Companies in Virginia. “Smart, planned growth of our portfolio of properties will help ensure the future growth of the company as well as the local communities in which we invest. We are excited to grow additional local relationships,” noted Wick.

Property or business owners interested in acquisition should contact Cameron Wick at (804) 263-4898 or via email at moc.s1544543954einap1544543954moctr1544543954awets1544543954@kciw1544543954c1544543954.

Stewart Companies Recognized by the United Way of York County

York, PA | January 19, 2016 – The Stewart Companies was recently recognized for its part in helping the United Way of York County reach its 2015 fundraising campaign goal. For the full story, please click here.

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