Rock Garden at Bainbridge Elementary School

York Building Products recently donated cobbles to Bainbridge Elementary School in Port Deposit, MD. Students painted the rocks and created a rock garden for their outdoor classroom. The painted rocks will also support the school’s Green School recertification efforts.


York Building Products hosted the annual Masonry Contractors Association of Central Pennsylvania’s 7th annual “Cram Session” at our corporate office in York, PA, on October 31st.  Speakers presented masonry seminars that provided 4 AIA/CEU credits on topics such as:

  • Moisture Penetration Resistance of Concrete Masonry
  • Maximizing Masonry’s Features and Properties in Educational Facilities
  • Terrazzo: The Original Sustainable Floor
  • Continuous Insulation: Energy Efficiency and Performance Comparison of “ci”

With over 50 attendees in attendance, these seminars help attendees learn about the various aspects of masonry in construction, the benefits, and the use of best practices.

York Building Products is proud to be a presenter and host sponsor of the event, in support of the masonry trade.

York Building Products Plans New Block Plant in Frederick

York, PA 9/29/17 – 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.

Perryville Elementary School tours Belvedere Sand & Gravel Plant

York Building Products recently donated 3 tons of 2-4” cobbles to Perryville Elementary School. Third grade students painted several hundred and used both the painted and unpainted cobbles to create 750’ of border around the school’s new gardens. The students were also able to tour the company’s Belvedere sand & gravel plant in Port Deposit, Maryland, where they learned about how the rock deposits were formed millions of years ago, the plant’s production process and the recycling of its wash water. The tour ended with driving the buses onto the plant’s truck scale and having the students guess how much they weighed.

MCACP’s Masonry for the Ages Seminar—The Northern Edition!

Registration for MCACP’s Masonry for the Ages Seminar—The Northern Edition! on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the University of Scranton’s DeNaples Center is now open to architects, designers, engineers, MCACP members, and lead facility representatives. Please feel free to share this information with appropriate colleagues.

Seating is limited! Registrations are first come, first served! While there is NO FEE for the seminar, you must be registered to attend. Deadline to register is Friday, August 4, 2017! Lunch is included.

Click here for a Registration Form. There are three easy ways to register:
By Email: moc.l1513559657iamg@1513559657ranim1513559657esyrn1513559657osam1513559657. If emailing, please feel free to just provide your name, company, and contact info. You do not need to scan the form.
By Fax: (540) 441-7880
By post: MCACP MFTA Seminar, P.O. Box 3216, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

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2017 ArchEx East Show

American Institute of Architects – Richmond Chapter
Thursday 11/1  |  10:00A – 7:00P
Friday 11/3  |  10:00A – 2:00P
Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North Third Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Booths #306 & 307
FEATURED:  Architectural masonry products and Workrite masonry cements.

MCACP Masonry for the Ages

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.

DesignDC 2017

American Institute of Architects – DC Chapter
Tuesday 10/3  |  4:30P – 6:30P
Wednesday 10/4  |  8:00A – 2:30P
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001
Booth #215
FEATURED:  Architectural masonry products and Workrite masonry cements.

Utilizing BIM for Masonry Solutions

Learn how BIM provides benefits throughout the masonry construction channel through this informative video.

For more information, please visit BIM for Masonry.

2017 CSI Exhibitors’ Show- Richmond, VA

Construction Specifications Institute – Exhibitors’ Show

Thursday, May 25th  |  8A-4P
Westin Richmond Hotel
6631 Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
FEATURED:  Architectural masonry products and Workrite masonry cements.