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Spring 2018

Alexander Building Construction Co. hires Jacob Ergler as Project Engineer

Alexander Building Construction Co., as part of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jacob Ergler as Project Engineer. Ergler has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He has more than 7 years of industry experience. In his role as Project Engineer, Ergler will be responsible for checking, tracking and monitoring all shop drawings and submittals, tracking all RFI's, assisting in updating CPM construction schedules and attending trade contractor coordination meetings. He also will perform field quality control inspections and analyze potential change directives in support of other team members. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction Co. hires Mayone Saunders as Site Safety Coordinator

Alexander Building Construction Co., as part of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce the hiring of Mayone Saunders as Site Safety Coordinator. Saunders has a Bachelor of Science degree in Safety Management from Mansfield University and is a Distinguished Honor Grad of the United States Army Quartermaster School. She has Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training as well as OSHA 10 & 30 Hour training and First Aid and CPR certification. Read the full press release.

Keystone Contractors Association Awards AWARDS Alexander Building Construction Co.'s Michael Sgriccia Top Young Leader

The Keystone Contractors Association recently awarded Alexander Senior Project Manager, Mike Sgriccia, with the inaugural KCA Top Young Leader Award. This award is bestowed upon emerging professionals from member companies who play critical roles in the community and professional areas of the construction industry. The announcement was made at an event Wednesday night at the Toftrees Club. Read the full press release.

Winter 2017/2018

The Butz Family of Companies participates in Women in Construction (WIC) week by celebrating accomplishments of company female leaders

The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., will participate in Women in Construction (WIC) Week by promoting the accomplishments of female leaders working at the three companies and sharing their stories from careers in construction management on social media. WIC Week is celebrated March 4 through March 11, and on each of these days The Butz Family of Companies will feature a different female employee and have her answer questions about what it's like being a woman working in the construction industry. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction Co. Hires Project Engineer

Alexander Building Construction Co., as part of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce the hiring of Philip Hromanik as a project engineer. Hromanik received a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from The Pennsylvania State University. He has extensive experience leading Building Information Modeling coordination efforts among trade subcontractors and managing and utilizing construction document software. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction Co. Promotes Michael Sgriccia to Senior Project Manager

Alexander Building Construction Co., part of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Sgriccia to Senior Project Manager. In the 10 years Mike has been with Alexander, he has led the construction of 14 projects totaling more than $182 million for some of Central Pennsylvania's largest employers. His project experience includes a new dining facility at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, multiple projects for Mount Nittany Health including the Emergency Department Expansion, Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion and the Perioperative Services Expansion, as well as ongoing work at the second largest football stadium in the country, Penn State's Beaver Stadium. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction Co. completes UPMC Susquehanna Bald Eagle Court renovations

Alexander Building Construction Co., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently completed renovations to the Bald Eagle Court retail center site in McElhattan, PA, for UPMC Susquehanna. As a commitment to expand health care services in the Lock Haven area, UPMC Susquehanna purchased and will renovate the nearly 21-acre site. The first phase of the project consisted of the conversion of approximately 15,000 square feet of former retail space into new medical office and diagnostic imaging space along with exterior improvements to the facility. The interior renovation included new registration areas, clinical areas, imaging and laboratory services, restrooms and staff areas, significant mechanical and electrical upgrades and a new entrance canopy. Read the full press release.

Fall 2017

The Butz Family of Companies Community Involvement

The Butz Family of Companies lives by our mission statement which includes ensuring a continued commitment to our community. Not only do we support dozens of client events throughout the year, but our employees volunteer their time and contribute financially to support many nonprofit organizations. In this article, we feature several projects where company teams demonstrated leadership qualities and stepped up to improve their communities. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction Co. Hires Justin Wingenfield as Project Manager

Alexander Building Construction Co., as part of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce the hiring of Justin Wingenfield as project manager. Wingenfield has a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from The Pennsylvania State University with an emphasis on Construction Management. He is OSHA 30 Certified and an Engineer in Training (EIT). He has more than 8 years of professional experience. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction Co. Hires Project Manager

Alexander Building Construction Co., as part of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce the hiring of Karen Mayes as a project manager.

Mayes has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. She is also OSHA 8 certified and a member of the Penn State LeaderShape® Institute. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction Co. completes third dining facility at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Alexander Building Construction Co., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently celebrated the completion of North Dining Facility at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA. North Dining is a new, 31,274 square foot dining facility and is the third and final phase of the University's Dining Expansion Plan. The plan was the University's response to an estimated 15 percent growth in campus meal plan participation to 7,000 students. Alexander worked with the University on every phase of the expansion plan. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction Co. Holds Subcontractor Appreciation Luncheon

On Thursday, September 21, Alexander Building Construction Co. held a Subcontractor Appreciation Luncheon at the Centre Hills Country Club in State College, PA. More than 80 people were in attendance at the event. Alexander holds the annual luncheon in recognition of the pivotal roles that local subcontractors and suppliers play in helping the company offer superior construction management services.

Various awards were handed out during the luncheon. Read the full list of the award recipients.

Summer 2017

Alexander Building Construction Co. Begins WellSpan Hanover Health Center

Alexander Building Construction Co., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently began construction of a new 80,000 sf ambulatory care facility for WellSpan Health in Penn Township, York County, PA.

The new WellSpan Hanover Health Center will offer the latest in oncological, gynecological, bariatric, gastrointestinal and orthopedic procedures, as well as diagnostic imaging services. Read the full press release.

Butz Family of Companies ranks among top contracting firms on ENR lists

The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., moved up three spots to #326 on Engineering News-Record's (ENR) list of the Top 400 Contractors and ranked #40 on the Top 50 Mid-Atlantic Contracting Firms list in 2017. The firm has been consistently ranked among the Top 400 contractors in the United States for more than 16 years. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction Co. project manager earns CM-Lean certification

Dennis Walter, Project Manager for Alexander Building Construction Co., a Butz Family Company, recently earned a Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean) from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

Lean Construction is based on the holistic pursuit of continuous improvements aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing value on construction projects. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction Co. promotes Tim Kay to Senior Estimator

Alexander Building Construction Co., part of The Butz Family of Companies, has promoted Tim Kay to Senior Estimator. Kay earned his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from Penn State University and maintains an Engineer-in-Training Certificate.

In his role as Senior Estimator, Kay will lead the estimating effort on new projects. He will be responsible for developing preliminary conceptual cost estimates, preparing detailed cost estimates on architectural, civil and structural work items, and monitoring of drawings and specifications during design development to ensure they conform to the budget. He will also manage subcontract bidding and procurement efforts. Read the full press release.

Spring 2017

Alexander Building Construction Co. Hires Project Engineer

Alexander Building Construction Co., as part of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce the hiring of Justin Seltzer as a project engineer. Seltzer received a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from The Pennsylvania State University. He is also OSHA 30 and USACE QC Certified.

Justin has extensive experience constructing fully functional Revit based Building Information Models (BIM) for Facilities Management teams and is fully adept at utilizing multiple project management software programs including AutoCAD and Primavera P6. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction Co. Starts Northumberland County Prison

Alexander Building Construction Co., part of The Butz Family of Companies, began construction of a new county prison facility in Coal Township, Northumberland County, PA. The new 288-inmate prison campus will be constructed at the former Northwestern Academy site at an estimated cost of $21,000,000. The work will require both renovation and new construction. Read the full press release.

Alexander Hires New Team Members for Restoration and Special Services Division

Alexander Building Construction Co., part of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce the hiring of Curt Coppola as a Project Manager and Patricia Wagner as a Senior Restoration Technician for its Restoration and Special Services Division. Read the full article.

Alexander General Manager Receives Volunteer Award

Steve Wilt, General Manager of Alexander Building Construction Co. - Harrisburg, was honored by the South Central PA Boys Scouts Council at the 2017 Council Volunteer Recognition Dinner on May 1. Steve received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest recognition the Council awards to a Scout volunteer for their outstanding service to youth and the community.

The Butz Family of Companies Participates in the National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction

To coincide with OSHA's National Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction week, the Butz Family of Companies held safety stand-downs at multiple project jobsites last week. Led by our Safety Directors, project teams, including superintendents, foremen, managers, and subcontractors, participated in voluntary safety meetings which focused on fall hazards and the many ways workers can take actively take the necessary steps to eliminate falling risks inside the work zone. Read more.

Butz Family of Companies investing in Lean Construction

Built on a commitment to collaboration and efficiency, The Butz Family of Companies has established itself as an industry leader when it comes to fostering innovative approaches such as Lean Construction. Our investment in the Lean approach permeates all facets of our organization. Read more.

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