November 20, 2017
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan was joined by area residents, local business leaders, and officials to celebrate the long-awaited improvement of one of the Eastern Shore’s primary corridors – MD 404. The event included a ribbon cutting followed by the first cars driving on the much-anticipated new lanes.
The $158 million project completed the upgrade of MD 404 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway from US 50 to the Denton Bypass.
“For decades, improvements to this vital corridor were slow to move forward, and our administration heard your calls loud and clear,” said Governor Hogan.
November 20, 2017
By A.J. Clemente | WRDE Coast TV
ANNAPOLIS, MD - Governor Larry Hogan was today joined by area residents, local business leaders, and officials to celebrate the long-awaited improvement of one of the Eastern Shore's primary corridors - MD 404.
The event included a ribbon cutting followed by the first cars driving on the much-anticipated new lanes. Under the Hogan administration's landmark investment of an additional $2 billion in roads and bridges announced in June 2015, this $158 million project completed the upgrade of MD 404 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway from US 50 to the Denton Bypass.
"For decades, improvements to this vital corridor were slow to move forward, and our administration heard your calls loud and clear," said Governor Hogan. "With the completion of the MD 404 upgrade, our administration is proud to deliver on the number one priority for Queen Anne's, Talbot, and Caroline counties - complete and a year and a half ahead of schedule."
September 8, 2017
By David O'Connor | Central Penn Business Journal
It will be a centerpiece of the northern entrance of downtown York, a new $22 million school that means dozens of construction and teaching jobs.
And it’s just part of a $100 million investment in a one-block area, a clear sign that York “is not a static city by any means,” as one economic leader said.
But to 11-year-old Ian Byrd Jr., his new York Academy Regional Charter School most of all will mean more room for two of his favorite things, science classes and basketball.
As York-area political, economic and other officials watched, Byrd and 10 of his fellow York Academy students grabbed shovels early Friday morning and broke ground for the new building for York Academy along the Codorus Creek.
Wagman, founded in 1902, is a fourth generation family owned general contracting firm based out of York, Pa. Wagman Heavy Civil has been nationally recognized for transportation infrastructure projects and programs. Wagman was very excited to be awarded the Lehigh project in part because Wagman constructed the original bridge in 1950, under the leadership of the second generation of Wagman.
SR 22 is a busy artery in Lehigh Valley serving more than 90,000 vehicles daily. Wagman’s $64 million contract includes the widening and reconstruction of Route 22, reconstruction of the Fullerton Avenue Interchange, demolition and replacement of 5 bridges and permanent removal of the 5th street bridge.
The existing four lane roadway is being widened to support three lanes plus shoulders in each direction. The expansion to six lanes will improve the flow of traffic. Two lanes will remain open throughout construction until the expansion projects are complete. Demolition and reconstruction of Fullerton Avenue bridge is being phased.
What’s happening now/what to expect next
In March, Wagman got ready to set beams on the big bridge structures. The canal bridge beams began to be set Mid-March and should be completed by the end of March. The river bridge beams are set to be placed during the month of June. Substructure construction is ongoing for the river bridge structure.
Wagman is putting the final touches on the second phase of the bridge that carries Fullerton Avenue over SR 22. The bridge should be complete and reopened to traffic around May of 2017.
Roadway work is ongoing in preparation for paving which is scheduled to be done in the month of April. This will allow Wagman to reopen the Fullerton Avenue Interchange including the currently closed ramps around May of this year.
Wagman started the project in August of 2015 and is scheduled to complete it in August of 2019.
August 22, 2016
Construction volume is not the only thing on the rise in Virginia; both public and private projects are also being planned, designed, procured and constructed using innovative methods. Mega projects are either already underway or about to begin across the state in numerous markets, including energy, health care, government services, highways, transit and other mutli-modal transportation networks, says Greg Andricos, president and COO, Wagman Heavy Civil.
August 4, 2016
by Justin Rice | Editor, ENR MidAtlantic and ENR New England
With the main category judging completed, we are thrilled to announce the majority of the winners for ENR MidAtlantic’s Best Projects 2016. The Safety Award of Excellence, which is juried by a separate group of safety experts, will be announced at a later date.
February 5, 2016
by Michael Miller | Staff Writer, Press of Atlantic City
The new Garden State Parkway bridge over Great Egg Harbor Bay will offer pedestrian access, wider lanes and an estimated century-long lifespan when it is finished in October.
The taller, wider span will replace one of two bridges crossing the nearly mile-wide bay between Somers Point and Upper Township.
January 29, 2016
by Staff Reporter, York Daily Record
During the holiday season, Wagman offices in Pennsylvania and Virginia collected clothing and shoes to benefit respective local shelters.
The drive created some friendly competition between the four offices.
December 7, 2015
Foundational principles of success, including the desire to always improve and the ability to do the right thing, motivate Michael B. Glezer. “Oftentimes, I find myself taking new responsibilities or solving a new problem because it’s the right thing to do,” Glezer said.
He describes himself as adaptive, likely a trait he learned while living in Mexico for three years — a time that he attributes as a great experience in appreciating other cultures, helping those in need and remaining grateful for what you have.
December 3, 2015
by Kevin Olmstead, The Warren Sentinel
The South Fork Bridge replacement project has reached the halfway point and motorists heading north out of Front Royal soon will switch over to the new bridge.
The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to shift traffic to the new bridge in a matter of weeks, VDOT spokesman Ken Slack said.
November 19, 2015
by Nicholas Huba | Staff Writer, Press of Atlantic City
The skies over the Great Egg Harbor Bridge are aglow as contractors work to repair the aging structure.
Route 52 Contractors is in the process of replacing the southbound span of the Garden State Parkway bridge that connects Atlantic and Cape May counties as part of a $131.6 million rehabilitation project, which is expected to be completed sometime next year.
November 19, 2015
by Heather Stauffer | Staff Writer, LancasterOnline.com
Brethren Village Retirement Community in Manheim Township is renovating a little-used independent living building into a 20-bed short-term rehabilitation center.
“Probably half of them will be occupied by our own residents,” said Dave Rayha, the nonprofit’s vice president of operations.
September 22, 2015
by Gary Haber, York Daily Record/Sunday News
Seven businesses headquartered in York County have made this year's list of the "100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania," the Team Pennsylvania Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development said.
The accolade is meaningful because it is based on a confidential evaluation of a company by its own employees, representatives of several of the winning businesses said Tuesday.
September 21, 2015
by Matt Assad, The Morning Call
If you're a driver who frequents the Lehigh Valley's busiest highway, you might want to file this under the category of Be Careful What You Wish For: The long-awaited widening of Route 22 begins Monday.
More than a decade after planners began lobbying for the $1 billion needed to improve Route 22, construction crews will be on the highway to begin a five-year project to widen the road from MacArthur Road east to the Lehigh River.
September 17, 2015
York Daily Record
Wagman hosted its annual summer version of “Take Your Child to Work Day”. Employees were invited to bring their children or grandchildren to work. Older children were welcome to shadow employees for the day and a program for children of all ages was planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program included a presentation featuring history, no-table construction projects and jobs in construction.
July 10, 2015
Work has started on an expansion of Reid Menzer Memorial Skatepark at Veterans Memorial Park in York.
It includes the installation of lights to expand evening hours in the spring and fall, according to a news release.
The work will add about 11,500 square feet of skating area, enlarging it more than 50 percent. It will feature ledges, ramps and pyramids, plus add a full pipe constructed from a repurposed 10,000-gallon fuel tank, donated by Shipley Energy.
July 2, 2015
Manchester Township-based Wagman Construction Inc. broke ground this week on a $16 million senior-living project in Montgomery County.
Wagman is the general contractor for a "pocket neighborhood" project at Frederick Living's The Meadows at Frederick Living. It involves the construction of 27 duplex independent-living cottages.
The pocket design involves clustered groups of neighboring houses gathered around a shared open space. The Meadows at Frederick Living will share garden courtyard space along with pedestrian streets.
April 21, 2015
As featured in Business in Focus
With over a hundred years experience in the construction industry, Wagman has not only become a leader in quality, but also in sustainability.
The company originated in 1902, building infrastructure, such as sidewalks and bridges in York, Pennsylvania. It is still located there today, though it has expanded its geographic footprint and the markets it serves. Establishing itself as a name for quality results, the company became involved in the construction of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in the 1930s and 1940s, expanding with the interstate program at the time. Wagman expanded into Delaware and Maryland through the mid-1900s and in the 1970s started to build wastewater treatment plants. In the 1980s, the company successfully expanded into commercial construction.
February 27, 2015
More schools around York County are hoping to incorporate a Buddy Bench, an idea popularized by a Central York School District student, into their efforts to combat bullying and promote friendships among students.
In 2013, Christian Bucks, a student at Roundtown Elementary, brought his school the idea of a Buddy Bench — a place for students feeling lonely can sit, and other students can ask them to play or talk. The idea took off around the country, and now a few schools in York County are adopting the idea.
Several organizations are working together to bring the idea to Lincoln Charter School in York.
February 9, 2015
Active Adult Living in Frederick, MD
The Lodge is a new amenity-filled apartment building on the Willow Ponds campus, for active adults age 55 and over. Offering beautiful views of the Catoctin Mountains and Willow Pond on the outside, and lovely grained wood, two-story fireplace, rich coppery fabrics, and exquisite wrought iron finishings creating the interior look of a mountain lodge for your enjoyment. The community is uniquely located adjacent to a full service and care community, Homewood at Crumland Farms.
December 10, 2014
About a year ago, WellSpan Health built a mock emergency department out of cardboard to simulate York Hospital's new project.
The health system had announced that construction for the $50 million, more than 50,000-square-foot endeavor would begin this summer, and so far, everything is on schedule, said Craig Long, vice president of facility planning and development for WellSpan.
The current emergency department cares for nearly 78,000 patients a year in a facility designed to treat about 50,000, officials have said. It will remain open 24/7 as construction continues, Long said.
The finished product is expected to open to patients by fall 2017 and is projected to serve 88,000 patients annually by 2025.
November 20, 2014
Cannon Design completes LEED Gold facility, Kline Athletic Center renovation and expansion completes in Carlisle, PA
Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania has recently celebrated the opening of a new addition to its campus: the Kline Athletic Center. Designed by Cannon Design, the Kline Athletic Center is a LEED Gold development that acts as Phase I of a multi-phase renovation of the existing athletics facility.
September 26, 2014
A Chesterfield construction company is building itself a new home.
G.A. & F.C. Wagman broke ground last month on a new Dinwiddie County office at Simpson Road and 7th Avenue near Petersburg. The company plans to relocate its current office on Nena Grove Lane in Chester to the new 14,000-square-foot building upon its completion early next year.
Wagman Cos. spokeswoman Lisa Wagman Glezer declined to disclose the total cost of construction on the new building.
September 8, 2014
G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc. a nationally recognized leader in the heavy civil and transportation markets, acquired 25 acres for a new office and equipment service center on Simpson Road in January.
During a groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 25, Mike Glezer, CEO of Wagman, said, "We want to thank Dinwiddie County for working with us to bring this project to fruition. We are excited to bring jobs to this growing area and look forward to becoming more involved as a productive and community oriented corporate citizen."
According to Glezer, the Dinwiddie office is scheduled to be complete in January 2015.
September 2, 2014
Facing funding cuts, York Housing Authority looks to trim energy bill Agency spends nearly $2 million on gas, electric, sewer and water costs
By Hannah Sawyer / ydr.com
For the last several years, the York Housing Authority has seen its funding dwindle. Crunched by a federal government that is looking to get out of the public housing business, Craig Zumbrun, executive director of the authority, said that the agency is looking for savings anywhere it can find them.
August 26, 2014
Penn State York
Penn State York will have a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at noon, to officially open the new lion shrine plaza area outside the John J. Romano Administration Building on the upper portion of the campus. The building’s exterior had not been updated since the late 1950s and the newly renovated area features a circular plaza area with seating, a water feature, new landscaping, stonework, and the Nittany lion statue on a pedestal, ready and waiting for those important photo opportunities.
August 5, 2014
York Dispatch / Candy Woodall
The CEO of Leg Up Farm has regularly announced new plans for the therapy center in Mount Wolf.
Louie Castriota said his favorite ideas are those that prove to be a win-win for the entire community.
He says his latest announcement does just that and might also act as a salve for local residents disappointed that grocery chains Wegmans, Whole Foods and Trader Joes don't plan to open a store in York County.
July 20, 2014
YDR.com / Angie Mason
A plaza is being built in front of the administration and main classroom building.
An outdoor renovation project at Penn State York aims to create a more a more welcoming area for students at one of the main entrance points to campus.
This summer, construction work has been going on at the school's Edgecomb Avenue entrance, in front of the John J. Romano Administration and Main Classroom building. The building was originally constructed in 1956.
March 6, 2014
York Dispatch / Erin James
Construction is getting under way on a $500,000 project to transform the gutted interior of a former bar in York City.
City officials announced Thursday the receipt of a $250,000 grant from the state department of Community and Economic Developmnet that will fund construction on the building’s first floor, part of which will house a substation for York City Police.
February 24, 2014
Central Penn Business Journal / Heather Stauffer
A new automated 266-space parking garage opened today in Lancaster on the site of what used to be a surface lot, according to Lancaster Parking Authority Executive Director Larry Cohen.
The garage is at 424 N. Queen St. and has a separate entrance and dedicated spaces for residents of the Lancaster Press Building, an adjacent facility that is being redeveloped into condominiums. According to the Parking Authority’s website, the monthly rate is $65 and daily rates are $2 for the first hour, $2 for the second hour and $1 for each additional hour up to a maximum of $15.
July 17, 2013
YDR.com / York Daily Record / York Sunday News
York, PA - Developers plan to spend about $5 million on improvements to a vacant property directly across from Sovereign Bank Stadium in York. “It’s absolutely fantastic,” said Eric Menzer, president and general manager of the York Revolution. “...That's another significant piece of really transforming the neighborhood.”
June 5, 2013
The Evening Sun / By Angel Haney
The wellness center is now named TrueNorth Wellness Services.
It's that age-old question - "what's in a name?"
A lot, if you ask Mary McGrath, the Executive Director of TrueNorth Wellness Services in Hanover - formerly the Adams-Hanover Counseling Services - a name McGrath said the facility outgrew.
"We do so much more than counseling, and we work outside of the area, too," McGrath said. "We needed a new name to fit all that we encompass."
The facility was renamed TrueNorth because helping people find their center and purpose, their "true north," in life is what the facility is about, and McGrath says the center is approaching mental and behavioral health services in a new light.
ASPIRE – The Concrete Bridge Magazine
The Route 52 Visitors Center Bridge (VCB) on Garrets Island had to provide an inviting and welcoming appearance to all stopping by the newly constructed Ocean City’s Visitors Center. This bridge was part of a larger $400 million project replacing the Route 52 Causeway bridges and the roadway section between Somers Point and Ocean City, N.J. Overall, this is one of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT’s) largest projects and is a critical link because of its designation as the emergency evacuation route for Ocean City.
January - February 2012
Before nearly 2,000 attendees in the grand ballroom of the Hilton New York January 25, the Moles, a fraternal organization of the heavy construction industry, bestowed its prestigious annual awards on two long-time ARTBA leaders. Tom Iovino of Judlau Contracting, College Point, New York, received the Moles Member Award. Iovino is immediate past president of ARTBA’s Contractors Division and also served as president of the General Contractors Association of New York, ARTBA’s chapter. Rich Wagman of G.A. & F.C. Wagman, York, Pennsylvania, received the Moles Non-member Award. Wagman served as 2004 ARTBA chairman, and also held the top elected positions at TRIP and ARTBA’s chapters in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
February 10, 2012
Central Penn Business Journal
Joint venture work has earned York County-based G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc. a few awards in the past few months, though a recent accolade for its chief executive definitely has the oddest name. Chairman and CEO Rich Wagman has become an honorary Mole through receiving the national heavy construction organization’s nonmember award bestowed once annually.
A new attendance record for a Pennsylvania Construction Career Day event was reached as 878 students, teachers, and career counselors participated in the April 13, 2011 program at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Several public/private organizations coordinated the event, including the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC), APC educational Trust Fund, PennDOT, PA Turnpike Commission, Federal Highway Administration, and the PA Department of Education.
G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc. has been ranked No. 21 of the 50 Best Places to Work in PA in the large-sized company category for 2010. This is the sixth time in which Wagman has made the list.
November 14, 2010
The skeletal Route 52 causeway has started to resemble a highway overpass, with its miles of structural concrete and sleek, uninterrupted lines. But once completed, it will be a “ribbon in the sky,” says the Mercer County company that designed it, Michael Baker Jr. Inc., of Hamilton Township. Aesthetic details are coming to life in the second stage of construction on the $400 million causeway, the state’s largest transportation project and one of the most ambitious ever in southern New Jersey. Twin two-lane spans will replace the four low bridges that made up the old causeway connecting Ocean City and Somers Point.
Central Penn Business Journal : Top 100 Private Companies 2010
Traditions, community and innovation are paramount to creating a company that will thrive and span generations, said executives from long-time family-owned companies. Balancing those values is a complex challenge that is integral to improving the business in each generation, and how the leaders achieve that differs from company to company and industry to industry.
February 13, 2009
Central Penn Business Journal
Midstate construction groups and some state politicians are questioning how the federal economic-stimulus package will affect the transportation-construction sector. While state officials and companies welcome the extra money that could flow to Pennsylvania for transportation projects, some doubt the projects Pennsylvania has lined up will be enough to keep creating jobs over the long haul.
February 5, 2009
York Daily Record
The local business community is looking at the tax cuts embedded into President Barack Obama’s multi-billion stimulus as a step in the right direction but far from a cure-all for the economy.
February 4, 2009
Hoping to nab a healthy chunk of the economic stimulus package, the highway construction industry has ratcheted up its lobbying in a multipronged approach that includes a media blitz, visits to congressional offices and prodding employees around the nation to contact their lawmakers.
December 8, 2008
Central Penn Business Journal
President-elect Barack Obama’s weekend promise of a surge in federal infrastructure spending bodes well for construction companies, but one midstate road builder wants to see what is around the bend.
It is not always easy to approach a giant. The Woodrow Wilson Bridge project, which overlaps the mighty Potomac River and connects Virginia and Maryland, has certainly eased any tension between the road portion and the oversized signature span.
August 1, 2008
Central Penn Business Journal
More then half the companies on the extended list are family-owned - some for multiple generations. We asked businesspeople to share the joys, challenges and lessons they learned as they lead their family-owned firms.
June 20, 2008
Central Penn Business Journal
A York County construction firm is getting kudos for doing something many companies shy away from – getting employees involved in the political process.
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