Archives for May, 2016

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.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Tour

Doug Sheaffer of York Building Products recently gave masonry students from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology a tour of the Loucks Mill Road, York, block plant. Nine senior students and their instructor, Chad Hummel, toured the plant and yard. They were impressed with the many different sizes of block, especially the 18x8x16, and shapes produced by the company.

York Building Products is proud to support the staff, students and masonry program at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Best of luck to the graduating students!