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Room to Grow

Columbia Gas design-build project benefits from single point of contact. When Columbia Gas outgrew its existing facility in York, the utility opted to move into a new facility that would meet all of its current needs and give it room to grow. They selected the former Green’s Dairy freezer building on Colonial Drive and teamed up with IB Abel, [...]

December 12, 2020|

Boiling Springs High School Lighting Project

The Boiling Springs High School pool building was faced with rusty and corroded lighting fixtures and South Middleton School District (SMSD) needed cost-effective repairs performed while keeping the facility up and running. I.B. Abel delivered. The district had solicited a quote from another contractor, but had concerns about the cost. I.B. Abel was invited to bid. We responded by [...]

September 21, 2020|

National Grid Project

National Grid awarded I.B. Abel a unique and challenging project on March 14, 2016 that leveraged the talent of our employees and prior successes with similar projects. The project required the removal of a long retired and de-energized powerline interconnecting the United States and Canada, in addition to demolition and removal of Structures 101 and 102 which supported the powerline, [...]

June 1, 2020|

Empowering Growth for a Second-Generation Industrial Distributor

Relocating an established industrial facility can be a stressful situation, especially for a firm with a large product inventory that had operated out of the same location since 1996. Penn-Air & Hydraulics Corp., whose entrepreneurial founder Jim Conrad launched the operation out of a rented garage in York, Pa., has come a long way. CEO Cheryl Rhein, Jim’s daughter, [...]

May 8, 2020|

Procedure Adherence is Critical to Working Safely

Our industry has best practices, known work methods, and company expectations/policies. As linemen, electricians, and communication techs, we know what they are. Why is it that we sometimes drift from the known best practice or work method? Why do we sometimes work unsafe? When we make mistakes, catastrophic events can occur, including injuries and even deaths. This must stop. [...]

April 25, 2020|

Mall Redevelopment Displays I.B. Abel’s Commercial Strength

Project Manager Jeremy King describes the West Manchester Town Center as a “typical commercial job,” but the significance of the project to I.B. Abel is anything but typical. This project, which will convert the once-struggling West Manchester Mall into a thriving, open-air retail center, is the latest testament to the firm’s successful entry into the commercial market in November [...]

April 10, 2020|
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