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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.

2017 CSI Exhibitors’ Show- Camp Hill, PA

Construction Specifications Institute – Exhibitors’ Show

Wednesday, March 15th  |  11A-5P
Radisson Hotel
1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA
FEATURED:  Architectural masonry products and Workrite masonry cements.

Masonry for BIM

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

MCACP’s 6th Annual Cram Session

York Building Products hosted the Masonry Contractors Association of Central Pennsylvania’s 6th annual “Cram Session” at its corporate office in York, PA, on October 19. Speakers presented masonry seminars that provided AIA/CEU credits on topics such as:
• Sustainability in Masonry Construction
• Masonry Aesthetics, Patterns, Bond & 3D Masonry
• Sound Abatement Masonry
• Working with Masonry ASTM Standards
Over 60 attendees, many of whom have attended some or even all of the past Cram Sessions, commented that they always learn from and enjoy the program. One architect stated that, “It’s a great day to learn about masonry from the various presenters.”
York Building Products is proud to have been a presenter and sponsor of the event.

ArchEx East 2016

American Institute of Architects – Virginia
Thursday 11/3 | 10:00A – 7:00P
Friday 11/4 | 10:00A – 2:00P
Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North Third Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Booth #906-907
FEATURED: Architectural masonry products and Workrite masonry cements.

York Building Products Purchases Cinder & Concrete Block Corp

Combined companies will provide increased product diversity in Baltimore marketplace.

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

MCACP See How It’s Made Tour Recap

York Building Products hosted the Masonry Contractors Association of Central Pennsylvania (MCACP)’s first annual plant tour series called “See How It’s Made.” Thirty-nine attendees toured York Building Products’ Middletown facility. Built in 1975 near Harrisburg, this plant produces both grey and architectural concrete masonry block. The purpose of this and future MCACP See How It’s Made events is to show architects, engineers and designers not only how concrete block products are made, but the various shapes, sizes and textures available.

BAC, Local 5 representatives built five sample panels for viewing. Jack Kennedy of York Building Products described the various products used to construct these panels and urged architects to utilize sample panels for product and customer approval.

MCACP will return to York Building Products’ corporate office on October 19 for an educational seminar featuring four speakers and displays.

MCACP See How It’s Made Tour

See How It's Made
To further enhance its educational efforts, the MCACP, in conjunction with York Building Products, is offering a unique behind the scenes tour to architects illustrating the manufacturing process for architectural concrete masonry products and developing the architect’s knowledge of the benefits surrounding masonry construction.

The tour, to be held at York Building Products’ plant at 325 Fulling Mill Road, Middletown, PA, on June 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., will include lunch and is free of charge. Availability is limited and you must be registered to attend. Participating architects will earn one (1) AIA credit hour (or equivalent). This is a tour of a working plant, so please remember to bring your hardhat and safety glasses.

Click here for a registration form. Deadline to register is June 17.

Williamson College of the Trades Tour

Senior masonry students from Williamson College of the Trades, along with Dan Hiltebeitel, masonry instructor, and his assistant, Scott Leisenring, toured the New Holland plant on May 3, 2016. The tour was conducted by plant manager, Mark Yanchasz, and Doug Sheaffer. The lab was a particular point of interest on the tour. The students were impressed by the attention to quality. Mr. Sheaffer explained the tolerances allowed by industry standards and how the company meets or exceeds those standards. The future masons enjoyed seeing the large array of colors and special textures offered in the line of architectural concrete masonry units. We wish the students the best in their future endeavors.

Dan Hiltebeitel will be retiring on June 30 after 38 years of teaching. The Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association recently awarded Dan its distinguished Service Honorary Member Award. Dan has been a longtime mentor and friend to all in the masonry industry. York Building Products salutes Dan for his tireless, dedicated efforts.