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. 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.

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