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York Building Products Donates to Local Elementary School

May 20, 2022

York Building Products recently donated ¾” stone for a new outdoor classroom area for Bay View Elementary in North East, MD. The school needed to fill a 17′ x 24′ area with about 6 inches of our stone. We also donated some larger cobbles that the students could paint to help decorate the area. The …

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More Progress at the Build-Out of Principio Quarry

May 3, 2022

As you can see, our teams are working hard to make this quarry come to life later this summer. Stay tuned here, and we’ll keep you posted with more updates!

Principio Quarry Making Progress!

April 11, 2022

The new hard rock quarry – Principio Quarry – at our Belvedere location in Port Deposit, MD, has been progressing rapidly towards their goal of mining the hard rock. Top soil has been removed and the rock below is now able to be accessed. Keep an eye out as we announce final availability later this …

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York Building Products Supports Stevens Tech Masonry Program

April 5, 2022

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, YBP’s Doug Sheaffer (ret.) and Rick Miller attended the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology “Masonry Career Fair,” participating in a Craft Advisory Meeting. Post-meeting, they were able to spend time with both the freshman and sophomore classes. They had a great time getting to know the students, answering questions, and …

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Another Successful Year of Safety!

April 5, 2022

For more than seven years in a row, YBP has won Platinum awards for safety (the highest level, zero recordable injuries) from the Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association, positioning us as one of the most-winning block producers in the state. Vice President Greg McElwee (pictured), received the awards at the annual banquet on March 24th. We …

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New Hard Rock Quarry in Port Deposit, MD

April 5, 2022

The new hard rock quarry at our Belvedere plant in Port Deposit, MD, is undergoing a major transformation. Top soil has been removed and the rock below is now visible. We plan to begin mining later this fall!

Cecil Sand & Gravel Facility Receives Zero Citation Inspection

March 22, 2022

MSHA (Mine Safety & Health Administration) recently held a full plant inspection at our Cecil sand & gravel facility in Port Deposit, MD. They found “zero citations” during the inspection. This is the second “zero citation” inspection within a year that this facility has accomplished. They’ve done an incredible job with lots of hard work! …

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YBP Block Plant Live Stream Featured at NCMA Conference

March 10, 2022

Don Windle, YBP Director of Masonry Operations, was interviewed via live stream to a National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) conference last week. YBP recently installed a new Besser cart crawler system for its Loucks Mill plant kilns, which will make the plant much more efficient. The installation success was shared with the attendees at the …

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YBP Stone, Sand & Gravel… Rocks!

March 1, 2022

Get a taste of what happens in a typical day at our mining operations. Looking for an exciting new career working with great people? Visit our Careers page to see how you can become a part of our team!

Gemstone Project Earns MMA Design Excellence Award

December 14, 2021

Mid-Atlantic Masonry Association (MMA) has presented a 2021 Design Excellence Award to the South Side Courtyard House Pool Pavilion project in Pittsburgh, PA. York Building Products manufactured the Gemstone ACMU in Arctic White for this project.