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.

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.s1555900202einap1555900202moctr1555900202awets1555900202@kciw1555900202c1555900202.

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.

Stewart Companies Supports ECAN Efforts

Sponsors “No Laughing Matter” event in Arlington, VA

York, PA | April 20, 2015 – The Esophageal Cancer Action Network (ECAN) is raising awareness about the link between Reflux Disease and Esophageal Cancer. During
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month in April, ECAN launched a multi-media campaign with comedy clubs across the country featuring stand-up comedian Jeff Foxworthy. The campaign is titled “No Laughing Matter.” Proceeds from the events benefit ECAN’s efforts in helping to fight esophageal cancer.

The Stewart Companies corporate sponsorship of this event in Arlington, VA, underscores our commitment to this worthy cause. To learn more about ECAN, please visit

Apple Outdoor Goes Digital

New Technology Changes The Face of Billboard Advertising

York, PA | March 6, 2015 – Apple Outdoor Advertising, a York, PA-based billboard media company, recently completed the installation of two 14’ x 48’ Digital LED billboards on Route 30 at Roosevelt Avenue. Located in front of the Apple BMW dealership, these boards went live in January 2015. In addition, Apple Outdoor just completed installation of two additional 16’ x 12’ Digital LED billboards on South Queen Street north of I-83. These boards went live in February 2015.

Apple Outdoor Vice President Nate Sterner comments, “Digital LED billboards provide benefits not available with traditional billboard advertising. Due to the high-resolution technology of Digital LED, images have a greater impact of brightness and clarity. The flexibility of the Digital LED technology also allows for an advertiser to utilize multiple messages or varying designs, without an increase in printing or production costs. In addition, they allow for an immediate message to be displayed into the marketplace for timely promotions, dated events, and various public interest/service messages such as storm warnings and Amber Alerts.”

Apple Outdoor has plans to further develop their digital network in the upcoming months.

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