It was a great day for a site visit. Project Manager Bruce Wiest, Assistant Project Manager Barb Plaza, and Superintendent Harold Loew at the Neighbors & Smith job site in Camp Hill welcomed carpentry students from the Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School today.


Learning About The Project

Safety is always first therefore students wore hardhats and visibility vests on the active construction zone. Project Manager Bruce Wiest spoke to the students about details of the project. He pointed out that the project will be a showcase due to its importance to the Camp Hill community.

The students learned about the land the project is being built upon. During the 1940’s a gas and service station was on site offering a look at the past uses of the land.

“There’s always challenges and chances to use your mind to come up with solutions,” Wiest said of working in construction.

The project is currently heading towards the end of Phase 1. The students saw where future tenants are currently located. At the end of Phase 1, those tenants will move into their new spaces when their fit outs are complete. After they relocate, Phase 2 will begin.

Working with the tenants is a treat, Wiest explains, “We get to see their faces when they see their new spaces – this is their dream, and that’s pretty cool.”

More Information

Neighbors & Smith will be a neighborhood retail & office location. The building will feature 35,000 to 40,000 square feet of retail and office space.

Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School provides training in 22 programs. Students can earn industry certifications in their field of study as well as college credits. Students work with the latest equipment and gain experience with area employers through paid co-ops.

CPAVTS serves Big Spring, Camp Hill, Cumberland Valley, East Pennsboro, Greenwood, Mechanicsburg, Newport, Northern York County, South Middleton, Susquenita, Upper Adams, West Perry, and West Shore school districts.

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