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York PA Building Trades

Updated information about or concerning York Pennsylvania building trades, in particular energy efficiency and green building

Penn State Ruhl Student Center

After nearly 1 year, the $13.5 million expansion and renovation of the Ruhl Student Center at Penn State York Campus is wrapping up.

York Hospital Emergency Power Systems Improvements

In 2013 Wellspan Health Selected electrical contractor G.R. Sponaugle to perform the highly technical Emergency Power Systems Upgrade project at the York Hospital.

Features of the project included:

York Energy Center (Calpine)

The York Energy Center, which was completed in 2011, replicates a model currently in use at the Hay Road and Bethlehem energy centers. The York plant  uses state-of-the-art, combined cycle, power generators capable of producing 565 megawatts of electricity. When Calpine acquired the facility in 2010 as part of its purchase of the Conectiv Energy assets, its construction was about 70 percent complete.

Brunner Island FGD Project

In early 2007 construction began on the immense FGD project at Brunner’s Island. Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) is a technology used to remove sulfur dioxide (SO2) from the exhaust flue gasses of fossil fuel power plants.

Fossil fuel power plants burn coal or oil to produce steam for steam turbines, which in turn drive electricity generators.

York Hospital Patient Care Tower

In 2002 Edwin L. Heim Electric Co. teamed up with IBEW 229 to install the electrical systems during the construction of the York Hospitals Patient Care Tower. Construction lasted nearly 3 years with the final product being a 6 story state of the art patient facility for heart,orthopedic, and maternity patients. A state of the art Heart Cath Lab was installed as well.

This project is another showcase of the extreme professionalism of the IBEW Local 229 electricians and the NECA team. We are proud to have been a part of this York County landmark.


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Unilife Medical Solutions

In 2010, IBEW Local 229 electricians employed by York, PA Electrical Contractor Jno. Z. Barton Inc. performed the complex electrical construction on the state of the art Uni Life Medical Solutions building in York, PA. Uni Life produces pre-filled medical syringes and other devices critical to health care. The electrical systems included but are not limited to power and controls for truck docks, general power and lighting, and fire alarm.

Hunterstown Combined Cycle Gas Fired Power Plant Project

Hunterstown plant is natural-gas fired, combined-cycle power plant with capacity rating of 839-megawatts. It is located on 89 acres in a brownfield industrial site in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. The facility includes three state-of-the-art combustion turbines and three heat recovery steam generators with selective catalytic reduction. The plant utilizes a dry-cooled condenser to minimize groundwater usage from on-site wells. The facility began commercial operation in 2003, providing electric power to PJM Interconnection.

Shipley Energy Business Center

York, PA electrical contractor Jno Z. Barton Inc. employing a crew of IBEW 229 electricians performed the electrical construction on the new Shipley Energy Business Center in York, PA. This new state of the art center houses all of Shipley’s Business technology and data center. The IBEW 229 electricians worked hard to meet the tight deadline of the construction completion. Tight deadlines are nothing new to IBEW 229 electricians and professional electrical contractors like Jno Z. Barton.

Susquehanna Commerce Center

When construction began in 2001, The Susquehanna Commerce Center was the largest and most ambitious commercial development in the City of York Pa. Local 229 electricians employed by IBEW affiliated contractor G.R. Sponaugle Inc. performed all the electrical systems work on the project which included, Commercial condominiums, Historic restoration of 20,000 sf former gas manufacturing facility, Two newly constructed 6 story office buildings, 205,000 total sf of office space and Illuminated boulevard entry with drop-off and pedestrian plaza.

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