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Progress on the Principio Asphalt Plant

May 27, 2022

May 27, 2022 – The footers are set and construction continues on a new asphalt plant at our Belvedere facility in North East, MD. Scheduled to come online this fall, this new asphalt business – “Principio Asphalt” – is a joint venture between Wilmington, DE-based Diamond Materials, Baltimore, MD-based P. Flanigan & Sons, Inc., and …

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Construction of Hard Rock Quarry Crusher Plant

May 25, 2022

May 25, 2022 – Work is progressing nicely on the new hard rock quarry crusher plant at our Belvedere facility in North East, MD. Thanks to our hard-working teams for putting in long hours to make this happen!

York Building Products Donates to Local Elementary School

May 20, 2022

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 …

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More Progress at the Build-Out of Principio Quarry

May 3, 2022

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

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 …

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York Building Products Supports Stevens Tech Masonry Program

April 5, 2022

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 …

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Another Successful Year of Safety!

April 5, 2022

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 …

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New Hard Rock Quarry in Port Deposit, MD

April 5, 2022

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

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 …

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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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