Lewis Contractors Continues to Build a Better Baltimore: Breaking Ground on Brooks Robinson Field in West Baltimore

Lewis Contractors’ decade-long relationship with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation continues as crews broke ground this month to construct a low maintenance synthetic turf baseball field on the grounds of Frederick Douglass High School in west Baltimore. As with all of the previous fields completed by Lewis, the new Brooks Robinson Field will provide a safe environment for Baltimore’s youth to build character for their adult lives, learn critical life lessons, and inspire at risk youth to succeed.

In addition to the artificial turf baseball field, this project will include a new digital scoreboard, dugouts for the players, and bleachers for the fans. Lewis Contractors has teamed with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation on nearly a dozen fields over the past ten years to complete installations for similar neighborhoods, including fields for Archbishop Curley High School, the Eddie Murray Field at James Mosher Elementary School, and the Babe Ruth Field at St. Agnes Hospital, among many others.

Serving as the home field to the Frederick Douglass Eagles, the Brooks Robinson Field will offer opportunity for the physical and mental development of Baltimore’s youth. With this in mind, the new field will be named for a Baseball Hall of Fame and Rawlings Gold Glove honoree, Brooks Robinson, who supported the project and remains an inspiration to so many. Perhaps even more fitting, balls hit to the outfield will provide fans enjoying “America’s Game” a picturesque view of the Baltimore cityscape rising in the distance.

Lewis Contractors is proud to partner with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation once again, and remains committed to helping improve the lives of the young people of Baltimore.

Masonry Construction Job Fair

On Wednesday, March 13, Rick Miller and Doug Sheaffer represented York Building Products at the Masonry Construction Job Fair and Industry Advisory Committee meeting at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. The event was held at the college’s Masonry Construction lab.

Industry representatives were able to see the Masonry Construction hands-on labs and some of the projects the students are working on. They also met with 1st and 2nd year students looking to make connections for careers after graduation and for internships over the summer. Rick and Doug also participated in the spring Industry Advisory Committee meeting (a discussion with technical faculty and other industry representatives about current trends in the industry and curriculum changes).

Stewart & Tate Completes New Faulkner Nissan

March 29, 2019 — York, PA based-Stewart & Tate Construction recently wrapped up an 8-month construction project at Faulkner Nissan in Mechanicsburg one week ahead of schedule.

Work involved construction of a 28,300 SF two-story facility featuring a new showroom, sales, service and accounting areas, two (2) enclosed service reception lanes, five (5) service bays, and a customer lounge and café. The brand new facility meets Nissan Motor Company’s latest store architecture and design standards.

Located at 6627 Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township, the dealership now joins other Faulkner brands, such as Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Subaru and Volkswagen. The dealership had been temporarily operating at 6305 Carlisle Pike after its acquisition from the Brenner Family of Dealerships early in 2018. Inventory was moved on March 22, and the new location opened for business on March 23.

Other automotive industry-related projects recently completed by Stewart & Tate include construction of a new Toyota of York dealership in York, PA, and renovations to Faulkner Infiniti in Mechanicsburg, PA, Faulkner BMW in Lancaster, PA, and Apple Subaru in York, PA.

Faulkner is a family-owned automotive dealer group serving Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania, and currently encompasses 21 automobile franchises at 27 different retail locations in Mechanicsburg, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Trevose, Bethlehem, Philadelphia, Willow Grove and Jenkintown.

York Building Products Receives PCMA Platinum Safety Awards

York Building Products was honored with recognition for plant safety at the annual PCMA Membership Dinner. YBP received six Platinum Safety Awards for Zero Recordable Injuries at the following plants:

Loucks Mill Plant
Middletown Plant
Thomasville Specialty Plant
New Holland Plant
Lintel Plant
WORKRITE Plant

Congratulations to our fantastic plant personnel who, due to their daily focus on safety, have rightfully earned this honor.

Stewart & Tate to Build New Dealership for Hoffman Ford

March 21, 2019 — Stewart & Tate Construction of York, PA has been selected to construct a new automobile dealership for Hoffman Ford located at 5200 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg.

The $3.9M project began in March and will involve demolition of the current showroom, customer and office areas. Stewart & Tate will construct a new showroom, (3) enclosed service reception lanes, a parts and accessories retail display area, enclosed vehicle delivery bays, a new customer lounge and customer café. The dealership will be built per Ford Motor Company’s Trustmark Standards. The service and collision bays will remain unchanged.

The dealership will remain open at its current location throughout the 8-month improvement project.

Other automotive industry-related projects recently completed by Stewart & Tate include a new Toyota of York dealership, a new Faulkner Nissan dealership located in Harrisburg, PA and renovations to Faulkner Infiniti in Mechanicsburg, PA, Faulkner BMW in Lancaster, PA, and Apple Subaru in York, PA.

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.

For more information, please visit www.appleautomotive.com.

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!

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