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.s1558890283einap1558890283moctr1558890283awets1558890283@kciw1558890283c1558890283.

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.

Redesigned York Aviation Website Launches

York, PA | February 5, 2015 —We are excited to announce the York Aviation website,, has been completely redesigned and is now up and running.  We’ve revamped the website to provide important information about our operation and capabilities, in addition to keeping you up-to-date on important airport news and local events.

You’ll not only find information on how we can take care of your aircraft, but also what York and the surrounding area has to offer, how to get around, and where to stay. Our aim is to make your visit to York as hassle-free and rewarding as possible.

We will be adding more features and content over the next several months, and will be regularly updating the page to keep you informed.  Back issues of the Runway Reader newsletter can also be found under the Runway Reader tab.

Launching concurrently with our new website is a brand new Facebook page, where you can easily keep up with news and events from the York Airport.  We’ll feature the latest happenings, upcoming events, fun trivia and contests, lots of pictures and more. If you “Like” our page, any future updates we do will load rght into your Facebook feed.

Stewart & Tate Awarded Over 1 Million Square Feet of Warehouse Construction

York, PA | January 14, 2015 —Stewart & Tate Construction has been selected to construct over one million square feet of warehousing space in Maryland.

The scope of work involves the construction of two tilt-up distribution facilities for Maryland-based developer, Chesapeake Real Estate Group.

The projects include a 435,000 SF warehouse at Baltimore Crossroads @95, a 1,000 acre mixed-use business community positioned in the White Marsh area of Baltimore County, and a 571,000 SF facility on a 48 acre site at Perryman Logistics Center in Aberdeen.

The projects are slated for completion in the summer and early fall of 2015, respectively.

“We are consistently impressed with the quality of work, attention to detail and integrity of the construction schedule when working with Stewart & Tate Construction,” explained Jim Lighthizer Principal, Managing Partner with Chesapeake Real Estate Group. “Our team has enjoyed an open and honest relationship with every project, and we consider Stewart & Tate an integral partner in our on-going success. Chesapeake Real Estate Group is in the midst of an unprecedented construction program throughout our Mid-Atlantic portfolio, as we respond to the many large-scale end-users seeking strategically-located and expertly-constructed warehouse and distribution product.”

The developer, Chesapeake Real Estate Group, is a full-service commercial brokerage, construction, property management, and development company headquartered in Hanover, Maryland. Chesapeake has over 3.7 million square feet of industrial, office, and retail development projects, planned or under construction. Visit their website for more company information,

Stewart & Tate Construction is a family owned and operated, full service construction firm that specializes in general building construction, site development, underground utilities, concrete construction, specialty paving, and specialized industrial construction. Headquartered in York, PA, the company provides preconstruction, construction, and post construction services for projects throughout south central Pennsylvania and Maryland.

For more information on Stewart & Tate Construction, visit

Apple Automotive Acquires Hanover Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Dealership

York, PA | September 3, 2014 – Apple Automotive Group, Central Pennsylvania’s largest full-service automotive dealer group, announces the acquisition of a Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in Hanover, PA. The dealership, formerly known as Hanover Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, will now operate as Apple Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Hanover.

Apple Automotive will leverage its existing operations and massive inventory of over 2,000 new and used vehicles to offer competitive vehicle pricing, above-market trade in values and award-winning customer service to the Hanover community.

“Apple Automotive is very excited, and proudly welcomes the newest addition to the Apple Family! Apple Automotive is a local, family-owned business with 31 years of operating experience, and we look forward to serving and supporting the Hanover community for a very long time”, said Matthew A. Kugle, Apple Automotive’s Chief Operating Officer.

Apple Automotive is the largest family-owned automotive dealer group in Central Pennsylvania. The dealer group now encompasses 15 automobile franchises at 10 different retail locations in York County, Pennsylvania.

In addition, Apple Automotive offers collision repair at seven locations, which includes Pritz Auto Body, provides rental and leasing services at three locations, car wash services at two primary locations, parts distribution at three locations, and service and repair at 10 locations.


York Building Products Purchases Portion of New Holland Concrete

York, PA | February 28, 2014 – York, PA-based York Building Products announces the acquisition of the masonry, construction supplies and commercial door portions of New Holland Concrete, a Martin Limestone company based in New Holland, PA, from parent company New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.  The ready mix concrete portion of New Holland Concrete will remain with Martin Limestone and will continue to serve customers from all three of its existing ready mix plants, under the New Holland Concrete name and brand.

“The merging of the similar businesses provides a greater level of product offering for the two companies customers, across a broader market area” said Jeff Detwiler, President & COO of Martin Limestone.  “The addition of New Holland’s portfolio of products 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.  All in all, the two family-owned companies saw a common culture as the important factor in the acquisition. Detwiler noted, “We believe our customers and employees alike will be pleased with the future course of the company.”



Apple Outdoor Advertising Purchases Zion Media

York, PA | March 6, 2014 – York, PA-based Apple Outdoor Advertising announces the recent acquisition of the billboard assets of Baltimore-based Zion Media.  Apple Outdoor is a locally-based operation focused on servicing the regional advertisers within the markets in which it operates.

The purchase of Zion Media’s assets provides Apple Outdoor new coverage in the Maryland counties of Frederick, Kent and Queen Anne’s, and also provides additional billboard locations in Carroll County Maryland, supplementing Apple Outdoor’s existing network of billboards in that region.



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