Apr 1, 2011

Catching up with Columbia

Route 30 commuters have been able to watch over the past few years as Columbia's dilapidated Ashley & Bailey Silk Mill has been stabilized, gutted and finally prepped for its rebirth as a tourist attraction called the Turkey Hill Experience.
And beyond the highway, numerous other economic revitalization projects have been unfolding in the riverside town.

Apr 1, 2011

Housing market still stymies related manufacturers

The down market for new-home sales has affected more than just the construction industry. Even as the overall economy improves, home-product manufacturers feel the pinch and react with factory closings and layoffs.

Apr 1, 2011

Harrisburg’s northern gateway project back on track

After a long period of uncertainty, construction of Harrisburg's northern gateway will begin this spring or summer, said Ernie Hoch, the city's director of public works.

Mar 30, 2011

$8.2M improvement of I-83 restarts in York County

Kinsley Construction Co. has restarted work on an $8.2 million repaving project on more than 26 miles of Interstate 83 in York County, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Mar 28, 2011

Mid Atlantic BX partners with African American chamber

Harrisburg-based Mid Atlantic BX has partnered with the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Pennsylvania to provide business development training to minority-owned firms related to commercial construction.

Mar 28, 2011

Home Energy Score will change real estate, again

Remember those stickers on every new car in the sales lot — the ones touting the fuel economy?
Now imagine one on the front door of every home for sale.
No, it's not a fantasy. It's a coming reality.

Mar 25, 2011

Next to the list – Homebuilders

Ranked by local settled-sales volume

Mar 25, 2011

Next to the list – Engineering firms

Ranked by local revenue

Mar 25, 2011

Behind the list with Mark P. Lauriello

About Mark P. Lauriello
Mark P. Lauriello grew up in Lancaster County and attended the University of Delaware. He said he grew up liking construction and going to sites and hearing the noises, so there wasn't a time when he didn't want to go into the field.
He graduated from college in 1983 with a degree in civil engineering and worked elsewhere for several years before returning home in 198[...]

Mar 25, 2011

Architects face feast or famine

“The number you have dialed is no longer in service.”
That was the telephonic response to a number of cold calls to architectural firms to ask the question, “How’s business?”
While sampling firms in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster and York counties, a secretary-receptionist confided that the architect she works for had received many resumes in the wake of compet[...]

Mar 25, 2011

Legislature tackles changes in state building code

Potential homebuyers who initially balked at purchasing a newly built home due to the high cost of installing a sprinkler system might have a reason to reconsider.
In December 2009, Pennsylvania became the first state in the country to pass a mandatory sprinkler law. Builders were required to install the systems in townhouses after Jan. 1, 2010, and in one- and two-family dwellings after Jan. 1[...]

Mar 25, 2011

Kratos’ buy-up nabs 93.7 percent of Herley stock

San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. completed the first purchase of Lancaster County-based Herley Industries Inc.'s common stock, getting 93.7 percent of all outstanding shares, the company said today.