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McKEE – A manufacturer – which has a plant in Blair County and just celebrated 100 years in business – has a new owner.

Youngwood-based Stabilized Earth Solutions recently completed the acquisition of Beavertown Block Co., which has a plant in McKee.

SES is a supplier of mechanical stabilized earth wall systems consulting, design and materials, focused on the commercial construction industry.

“We carry out consultancy and design work and are a material supplier for retaining wall systems. Beavertown Block was a partner with us, it was in our best interest when Beavertown Block was for sale that we made a deal to buy it. We had a relationship with them for about six years working with them,” said Rob Cammarata, CEO of SES.

“We are delighted to welcome Beavertown Block Co. and its dedicated team to the SES family of companies. They will join Masons Mark Stone Veneer Co., a manufacturer of decorative stone products for commercial and residential markets. Looking forward, this partnership will allow us to continue doing what has made us successful while creating new growth opportunities for the company as well as for our employees and business partners,” said SES Chairman Justin Duckworth.

Beavertown Block Co., a manufacturer of architectural blocks, gray blocks, retaining walls, outdoor living kits and accessories, was founded in 1922 by Kimber Sidney Kline in Beavertown, with the first blocks made in a garage near Beaver Springs, Snyder County. For 100 years, the company has provided standard concrete units, architectural blocks and a full line of concrete masonry units for fire pits, landscaping, retaining walls, chimneys and more.

The company came to Blair County in 1996 with the purchase of E. DeVecchis & Sons Concrete Products.

The local plant will retain the name Beavertown Block Co.

“We intend to continue to operate the plant. We are making improvements to the operation and are excited to add their products to the products we offer our customers,” Cammarata said. “We have started and have hired two additional employees and we plan to add more. Our goal is to operate a second shift and this could increase by seven more employees. We hope to do so in the first quarter of 2023.”

Cammarata said it was an honor to take over a company with such a long history and heritage.

“It’s definitely big shoes to fill. Our company is also a family business, and we are small but we are delighted. The company is 100 years old under the Kline family, I challenge our employees to make it last another 100 years”, Cammarata said.

Mirror Staff Writer Walt Frank is at 814-946-7467.

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