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Workers installing solar panels at sunrise
July 12, 2018

Workers install solar panels on a warehouse roof

This hotel will soon be powered entirely by solar energy

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The country's first 100 percent solar-powered Marriott hotel is in Lancaster

From PennLive

High Hotels Ltd. announced today it is installing a $1.5 million solar array that will generate 100 percent of the electrical power required to operate one of its existing hotels in Greenfield Corporate Center.

The completed installation will make the 133-room Courtyard by Marriott-Lancaster at 1931 Hospitality Drive the first Marriott-branded hotel in the United States with 100 percent of its electricity needs generated from solar power.

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Miller's Ale House Is Coming to The Crossings at Conestoga Creek
June 28, 2018

Miller's Ale House

Miller’s Ale House Is Coming to The Crossings at Conestoga Creek

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Casual sports restaurant and bar to open fall 2018

Miller’s Ale House, a casual sports restaurant and bar, announced that it will join the Main Street retail component of The Crossings at Conestoga Creek. The Florida-based chain will occupy a freestanding location in the Lancaster, Pa. lifestyle shopping center with a footprint of approximately 7,232 square feet.

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Courtyard by Marriott-Lancaster with reeds
June 01, 2018

The Courtyard by Marriott-Lancaster will be solar powered in September 2018

Marriott in Greenfield to become 1st hotel in Lancaster County to go all solar

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First 100% solar-powered Marriott in U.S.

From LancasterOnline

Russ Urban, the president of High Hotels, has long been intrigued by renewable energy sources such as solar power.

But there’s a problem with trying to meet a hotel’s energy needs entirely by using solar power — the typical hotel roof is too small to hold all the solar panels required.

So, to generate enough electricity for its Courtyard by Marriott hotel in the Greenfield Corporate Center, High Hotels will install 2,700 solar panels atop a large industrial building about a third of a mile away.

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May 21, 2018

The Crossings at Conestoga Creek

New aerial video shows progress at The Crossings at Conestoga Creek

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From LancasterOnline

High Construction has posted a new aerial video of The Crossings at Conestoga Creek on Harrisburg Pike in Manheim Township.

The $120 million mixed-use development anchored by a Wegmans supermarket will begin opening late this summer.

In addition to the Wegmans, the development will include 20 to 25 other stores and restaurants, 258 upscale apartments and a 127-suite hotel, a Residence Inn by Marriott.

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Spring 2018 Real Estate Matters
May 15, 2018

Spring 2018 Real Estate Matters

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Spring 2018 Real Estate Matters

In This Issue

Market Fundamentals Remain Strong Across
Most Asset Classes; However, Potential
Headwinds Are on the Horizon Due to
Rising Interest Rates ..............................................1
President’s Message ...............................................2
SpringHill Suites Opens in
Allentown/Bethlehem .........................................2
Update on The Crossings at Conestoga Creek .....3
New Clubhouse Caps Multi-Family Makeover .....4
Bridge to Opportunity ...........................................5
The Reserve at Greenfield Luxury Apartments ....6

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May 14, 2018

Best Efforts – Reasonable Efforts: Does It Matter?

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Almost all transaction documents have a provision or two requiring a party to exercise an effort to achieve an end. Sometimes the provision requires the party to exercise “best efforts” to do so. Sometimes the effort required is “reasonable efforts.” If the parties to the document are business entities, it is common to see the effort described as “commercially reasonable.” Are these efforts different? Is there an ascending level of these efforts? Does it matter which words are used to describe the efforts?

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Greenfield Arch Bridge - Pitsburgh
May 10, 2018

Greenfield Arch Bridge, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo / NSBA)

High Steel Structures LLC Recognized in National Bridge Awards

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High Steel Structures LLC Recognized in National Bridge Awards

Baltimore—The National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), a division of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) recognized Lancaster, Pa.-based High Steel Structures LLC as a winner in its Prize Bridge Awards. The awards were presented at the 2018 NASCC: The Steel Conference / World Steel Bridge Symposium, April 11-13 in Baltimore.

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Rendering of Declaration House, a new community service hub coming to Denver, Pa.
April 12, 2018

Rendering of Declaration House, a new community service hub coming to Denver, Pa. (Image / RLCS)

The S. Dale High Family Foundation contributes $100K to build community service hub

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The S. Dale High Family Foundation contributes $100K to build community service hub

The S. Dale High Family Foundation has contributed $100,000 toward construction of Declaration House, the first social services center in Denver, Pa. Located at 240 Main St., the new facility will be the headquarters of REAL Life Community Services, a provider of faith-based youth mentoring, intervention, and other social services. 

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Students in the manufacturing program at LCCTC Willow Street (Photo / Richard Hertzler, LNP)
April 03, 2018

Students in the manufacturing program at LCCTC Willow Street (Photo / Richard Hertzler, LNP)

Employers are desperately seeking young, skilled workers, so why aren't more high school students attending the Lancaster County CTC?

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Employers are desperately seeking young, skilled workers, so why aren't more high school students attending the Lancaster County CTC?

From LancasterOnline


Community and school leaders say there’s still not enough CTC students here to meet the demands of the job market. And they say educators, counselors and parents should focus on crafting a college or career plan that align with the needs of the local workforce.


“LCCTC, along with other targeted trade schools, are providing the level and types of education and training that are in demand for the businesses that we operate and other businesses in the county,” said Darryl Gordon, spokesman for High Companies.

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April 02, 2018

Teachers try their hand at welding at High Steel Structures (Photo / Chris Knight, LNP)

School districts focus on high-demand jobs

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School districts focus on high-demand jobs

From LancasterOnline


Last year, high school teacher Jill Hackman spent a day getting her hands dirty.


"I was given the opportunity to pour and finish concrete and weld steel," says the co-op and internship coordinator at Garden Spot High School.


Hackman got that experience through the Rational Career Exploration Externship, organized through the Lancaster Chamber, Lancaster County STEM Alliance and High Companies.

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Greg High, founder and president of GH Family Business Consulting Group, in his office in the Greenfield Corporate Center (Photo / Richard Hertzler, LNP)
March 28, 2018

Greg High, founder and president of GH Family Business Consulting Group (Photo / Richard Hertzler, LNP)

Sharing lessons learned about how to structure leadership of a family business [Q&A]

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Sharing lessons learned about how to structure leadership of a family business [Q&A]

From LancasterOnline


Over the past 26 years, Greg High has learned a lot about business in general and family business in particular.


On the business side of the family business — a family owned, Lancaster-based conglomerate named the High companies — he has leased out its apartments and marketed its steel fabricating business.


High has handled marketing, development, and acquisitions for its hotels, and served on its boards for over 20 years as well.

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Elizabethtown College  Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-being
March 27, 2018

Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-being at Elizabethtown College (Rendering / CannonDesign)

High Construction Awarded $21M Contract for Elizabethtown College’s Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-being

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High Construction Awarded $21M Contract for Elizabethtown College’s Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-being

High Construction today announced that it received a $21M contract for Elizabethtown College’s new Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-being. The new facility will be located on the college’s campus, off East Cedar Street in Elizabethtown, Pa.

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March 22, 2018

"Windsock" Wendy leads a school assembly

Kids wowed by “Crazy Chemistry” at elementary schools

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Kids wowed by “Crazy Chemistry,” science at elementary schools

The S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, recently brought its Science Explorers “Crazy Chemistry” program to an elementary school in Lancaster, Pa. “Windsock” Wendy led a school assembly with dramatic experiments demonstrating physical and chemical reactions that brought to life the three states of matter. “Galaxy” Gray helped fourth-graders create colored styrofoam in an exothermic reaction they will remember for a long time to come.

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March 13, 2018

J. Turner Research Report

Two High apartment communities are top-ranked by national research firm

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Two High apartment communities are top-ranked by national research firm

Multi-family industry researcher J Turner Research recently awarded two High Associates Ltd. communities its top "Elite" ranking in its Online Reputation Assessment™ (ORA™). The independent firm selected 977 multi-family properties out of 71,000 assessed nationwide for the honor.

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S. Dale High presents a grant of $30K to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
March 09, 2018

Check presentation at the new Greiner Center

High foundation awards $30K grant to new Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology campus

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High foundation awards $30K grant to new Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology campus

The S. Dale High Family Foundation contributed $30,000 toward power shear equipment for the new Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Greiner Advanced Manufacturing Center under construction at 599 Chesapeake Street in Lancaster, Pa. The grant continues a tradition of support from the High Family and High Companies for the college and technical education in the Lancaster community.

 

PHOTO L-R: Deb Strubel, Director of Grants and Alex Munro, Executive Director, Foundation and Alumni Association, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology; S. Dale High, Chairman; Suzanne High, Vice Chair; Robin Stauffer, Executive Director, The S. Dale High Family Foundation; and Darryl Gordon, High’s Vice President Human Resource Team / member of the College President’s Community Advisory Council; Zoann Parker, PhD., Vice President of Academic Affairs for the College.

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The Crossings aerial video featuring multi-family and Wegmans
March 01, 2018

Wegmans and multi-family construction progresses

The Crossings at Conestoga Creek progresses toward a fall opening [aerial video]

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The Crossings at Conestoga Creek progresses toward a fall opening [aerial video]

From LancasterOnline

Construction of The Crossings at Conestoga Creek, a $120 million mixed-use development anchored by a Wegmans supermarket, continues to progress toward a fall opening.

This video taken by the project's general contractor, High Construction, shows what will be the Wegmans plus 20 to 25 other stores and restaurants, 258 upscale apartments and a 127-suite hotel, a Residence Inn by Marriott.


Wegmans said recently that it expects an "early fall" opening. Many of the other stores and restaurants will open about that time, Crossings developer High Real Estate Group has said.

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Students in CAP Head Start classroom. (Photo / Dan Marschka, LNP)
February 25, 2018

Students in CAP Head Start classroom. (Photo / Dan Marschka, LNP)

High foundation awards $50K grant to new CAP of Lancaster County STEM pre-K classroom

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High foundation awards $50K grant to new CAP of Lancaster County STEM pre-K classroom

From LancasterOnline

In starting a classroom where prekindergarten students learn about science, technology, engineering and math, the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County says it’s preparing for the workforce of the future.

 

With plans to open this fall, the classroom will join the 15 Head Start locations in Lancaster County that provide free, publicly funded, high-quality education to pre-K students from low-income families.

 

“This 21st-century classroom will employ an intergenerational approach to the reduction of poverty by improving student-parent prospects for the future,” said Jill Koser, CAP’s education and child development impact team leader.

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February 15, 2018

Mark Fitzgerald, President and COO, High Real Estate Group LLC

Lancaster C&I Council: And the survey says—

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Lancaster C&I Council: And the survey says—

"It's a good time to be a seller," said Mark Fitzgerald, President and COO of High Real Estate Group LLC, presenting to Lancaster's Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Council. With cap rates headed up, deals are getting done, but the time to act is now.

More than 120 professionals from throughout Lancaster County attended the 2018 event at the Lancaster County Convention Center, and were asked by High Associates Senior VP - Brokerage Services Linford Good to crowdsource their views on four key questions ....

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February 14, 2018

Mayor Danene Sorace (Image / Andrew Forgotch, ABC27)

Southwest Lancaster to get major improvements

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Southwest Lancaster to get major improvements

From WHTM ABC27

A section of Lancaster affectionately called SOWE will start to see some huge changes.

Southwest Lancaster received $1.15 million from the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and $600,000 from The S. Dale High Family Foundation.

“It’s really gratifying to see, like, this is what the neighborhood said that they wanted, they put together this plan, and then they got funding for it,” Mayor Danene Sorace said.

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February 13, 2018

(Photo / K. Scott Kreider, LNP Correspondent)

Lancaster County students compete in STEM contests at technology conference

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Lancaster County students compete in STEM contests at technology conference

From LancasterOnline

As wooden glider planes catapulted toward the ceiling of the school gymnasium, pairs of model dragster cars powered by carbon dioxide canisters raced along a double track nearby.

Across the gym, just past the balsa wood bridge models, a robot platypus came to life — its eyes glowing and tail and jaw moving.

Along the wall of the gym, a judge used a machine to test the weight-bearing properties of a couple dozen balsa-wood trusses.

These projects were part of the nearly 60 different competitions happening under one school roof Saturday as part of the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association’s annual Region 2 conference.

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