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Alvin H. Butz, Inc. starts construction on New Allentown Elementary School

Allentown, PA, November 29, 2018 . . . Alvin H. Butz, Inc., as part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently started construction on a new elementary school for the Allentown School District.

The new elementary school will serve students from Cleveland, McKinley, Central and Ramos elementary schools. It will replace Cleveland and McKinley schools, which are more than 100 years old and it would not be cost beneficial to repair them. The new elementary school will also alleviate some overcrowding at Central and Ramos. The new school will be located on 2.7 acres on Gordon Street in Center City Allentown. Construction will be completed in time for the start of the fall 2020 school year.

The new Allentown elementary school building will be approximately 114,000 square feet in size with portions of the building ranging from one to three stories in height. The two-story west end of the building will include community use facilities and the center of the building will consist of three stories of classrooms. School support spaces, including a gymnasium and library, will be located at the east end of the building. The main entrance lobby will be accessed from both Gordon Street to the south and the new parking lot to the north of the building. Site work will include the demolition of existing structures, new parking lot, play area, street and pedestrian lighting and crosswalks.

"When the decision was made to replace these schools in order to meet the needs of our students and staff, Butz was a natural partner to work with to build the new school because of their proven track record of quality construction and timely completion on our other projects," said Thomas Smith, Director of Facilities, Allentown School District.

"We are proud to be a part of this transformative project for the Center City Allentown community and continue our strong working relationship with the Allentown School District," said Greg Butz, President and CEO of Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

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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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