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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. Through discussions with the Principal, we decided to furnish those students in need with backpacks and school supplies. We hope this enables the students to focus on their education and a rewarding career path for the future.

Rock Garden at Kenmore Elementary School

York Building Products recently donated cobbles to Kenmore Elementary School in Elkton, MD. Students painted the rocks and created a rock garden at the entrance to spread joy and positivity to others as they enter the school.
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Building Code Changes for PA

As of October 1, 2018, Pennsylvania has adopted the 2015 version of the International Building Codes. PCMA is offering seminars to train on the “Changes to Masonry from the 2009 to the 2015 Building Codes.” Please click here for dates and locations.

This update of the IBC is good news for the concrete masonry industry as the 2015 version of the Building Codes allow for greater efficiencies for the masonry walls in many aspects which makes for a less costly wall with greater energy efficiency. This, combined with the favorable data on masonry in the new study “Initial Cost of Construction – Multi-Residential Structures”, can give the industry a significant advantage over wood and steel construction moving forward. This is also an opportunity for masonry to take advantage of projects that have traditionally gone to wood or steel.

2018 CSI Exhibitors’ Show- Richmond, VA

Stop by to see us at the Richmond CSI Show today, May 24! 9:30a-2:00p. Westin Richmond

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York Habitat for Humanity Project

The York Adams County Professional Masonry Association built a block foundation for York Habitat for Humanity’s latest house. The house, under construction now, is located along Route 74, north of the town square in Dover, PA. The Association has helped York Habitat for Humanity since 1992.

Members who participated in the current project: Theodore Z. Myers Masonry, Troy A. Leiphart Masonry, BAC Local 5 PA and York Building Products. York Building Products and Tri-Boro Construction Supplies donated the materials for the project.

MCACP’s Masonry for the Ages Seminar

Registration for MCACP’s Masonry for the Ages Seminar on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Harrisburg at HACC 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. Masonry Detailing: Maximizing Acoustics
Session 2. Tips for Optimizing Structural Masonry
Session 3. Avoiding Water Penetration in Masonry Veneers

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 Monday, April 30!

Click here for a Registration Form. There are three easy ways to register:
By Email: moc.l1537529857iamg@1537529857ranim1537529857esyrn1537529857osam1537529857. 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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New Sign For Our Loucks Mill Block Plant

Despite cold and breezy weather, Continental Signs was able to get our new signage hung today on the tower at our Loucks Mill Plant. Located just off of I-83 and Rt. 30, this new signage will be easily viewable from both north and southbound traffic on I-83. The Loucks Mill plant manufactures concrete gray block for distribution throughout the mid-Atlantic.

Manufactured Stone Veneer Warranty and Code Compliance Review

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A presentation and hands on demonstration geared toward masons, contractors, and builders based on the Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association (MVMA) Installation Guidelines for manufactured stone veneer.

When: April 25, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: York Building Products, 828 East Earl Rd., New Holland, PA
Snacks will be provided.

Click here for event flyer.

Contact: Deb Houck 717.354.1228
RSVP required for space and food prep.

2018 CSI Exhibitors’ Show- Richmond, VA

Construction Specifications Institute – Exhibitors’ Show

Thursday, May 24th | 8A-4P
Westin Richmond Hotel
6631 Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
FEATURED: Architectural masonry products and WORKRITE® masonry cements.

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.