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Alvin H. Butz, Inc. Completes Addition, Renovations for Allentown School District

Allentown, PA, October 23, 2013 . . . Alvin H. Butz, Inc. recently completed an addition and renovations to Allentown School District's William Penn School at 4th and Allen Streets in Allentown, PA.

The newly renovated William Penn School is an alternative school supporting students who need additional support both academically and socially.

"The Butz project team was instrumental in helping us reach our goals on this project," said Robert Sperling, Director of Facilities Services for the Allentown School District. "Despite challenges throughout the project, they were able to deliver exceptional results."

The project involved 25,000 square-feet of renovations to the original William Penn School, which was built in the 1920's, as well as a 15,000 square-foot addition. The new facility, necessary to support the District's growing number of students, can accommodate about 350 students in 16 classrooms. Also included are two new science labs, a cafeteria, serving kitchen and administrative offices.

Other features of the project include:

  • Replacement of entire walls and ceilings
  • Installation of a new sprinkler system
  • A new rooftop HVAC unit
  • Extensive asbestos abatement
Due to all of the work being performed in a tight urban setting, extra care and a phasing plan were implemented to ensure that disruptions were kept to a minimum and that safety was maintained at all times.

"We always welcome the opportunity to take part in improving the education of the community's youth," said Greg L. Butz, President and CEO of Alvin H. Butz, Inc. "It's another step in the right direction toward improving the outlook of Allentown's future."


ABOUT ALVIN H. BUTZ, INC. AND THE BUTZ FAMILY OF COMPANIES: The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., provides exceptional, comprehensive construction management and design/build services, led by a strong commitment to complete customer satisfaction with special attention to safety, quality and value. The firm possesses significant experience in the construction of healthcare facilities, colleges/universities, corporate office buildings, manufacturing facilities, sports and entertainment venues, government buildings, K-12 schools and retail buildings serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and northern Delaware.



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