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High Construction awarded $21M contract for Elizabethtown College’s new center


Elizabethtown, Pa — High Construction announced that it received a $21 million 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 St. in Elizabethtown.

“After several months of collaboration with the college, CannonDesign, and other project team members during the preconstruction phase, we’re thrilled to officially put our shovels in the ground and transform the team’s hard work and exciting vision into reality,” said Richard (Rick) L. Stoudt, Jr., president of High Construction.Spanning 81,900 s/f, the new center will encourage the well-being of students with an array of fitness and wellness spaces, including a field house with tennis courts; a basketball court; an indoor track; areas for yoga, weight training, and group fitness; locker rooms; a cafe and lounge; and a demonstration kitchen, among other amenities.

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the project was held on February 2. Earthwork started this month; and the facility is scheduled to be completed summer 2019.

High Construction Co.

High Construction Company provides preconstruction, design-build, general contracting, and construction management services throughout the mid-Atlantic region. High Construction specializes in the commercial, industrial, education, hospitality, retail, health care, and multifamily residential markets. The family-owned business is headquartered in Lancaster.

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown College, located in historic Lancaster County, is a private coed institution offering more than four dozen liberal arts, fine and performing arts, science and engineering, business, communications and education degrees. Through personal attention, creative inspiration and academic challenge, Elizabethtown College students are encouraged to expand their intellectual curiosity through experiential learning—research, internships and study abroad. Elizabethtown College’s commitment to Educate for Service is fulfilled as students are taught intellectually, socially, aesthetically and ethically.


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