Category Archives: Announcements

SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Masonry Competition

For over 15 years, York Building Products has been providing concrete block to the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Masonry Competition. The event, held at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center, is a hands-on competition among PA vo-tech masonry students. Other trades that compete are carpentry, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and computer sciences.

This year, 13 masonry students…

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…

Rosetta Outcropping Wall


Rosetta Outcropping Wall is a great choice when you have a site retaining wall that must provide appealing aesthetics. This wetcast big block system is colored at the plant (through body pigmentation) to provide beautiful weathered stone textures. It consists of 14 different pieces that are 18″ deep and assembled…

York Building Products Receives PCMA Platinum Safety Awards

On Thursday 1/17/19, 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…

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…

Solution to Limited Distance for Excavation

When you need a retaining wall in a cut situation but have limited distance for excavation, do not rule out segmental block. By using stabilized aggregate (a.k.a. no-fines concrete or permeable concrete), the system depth can be significantly reduced to about 40% of the wall height vs. about 75% for geogrid reinforcing. …

2019 CSI Exhibitors’ Show- Richmond, VA

Construction Specifications Institute – Exhibitors’ Show

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 8A-4P
BOOTH 8
Westin Richmond Hotel
6631 Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
FEATURED: Architectural masonry products and WORKRITE® masonry cements.

November Webinar Series – Acoustical Masonry Products

Acoustical Masonry by Sound Seal positively improves sound quality within interior rooms and outdoor environments. SOUNDBLOX & Sound Cell CMUs, which are manufactured by York Building Products, are significant tools architects can utilize to solve noise pollution.

Since product knowledge and the ability to offer reliable advice are requisites for the…

MCACP Complimentary Masonry “Cram Session”

Registration for MCACP’s “Cram Session” on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at the corporate office of York Building Products is now open to architects, designers, engineers, MCACP members, and lead facility representatives. Please feel free to share this information with appropriate colleagues.

Session 1: “Architectural Enhancement – Aesthetical Design with Concrete Masonry”
Session 2: “Drained and Back-Ventilated…

York Building Products Donates School Supplies

For over 15 years, York Building Products has been partnering with Charlestown Elementary School, where 43% of the students are eligible for free and reduced cost meals. We have donated money and in-kind gifts for school improvements and supplies each year that would not have otherwise been funded by the school system. …