Meet Graniterock's Board of Directors: Gloria Kingzett

Meet Graniterock's Board of Directors: Gloria Kingzett

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Aug 26, 2015

Gloria Kingzett and Bruce Woolpert had one definite thing in common while working for Hewlett Packard in San Diego in the 1980s.They both loved their jobs.The two were so dedicated to their workthey were often the last ones there at night and thought nothing of going to the office on Saturday or Sunday.Bruce was in marketing, and Gloria, a University of Arizona graduate, worked in HP’s finance department.Their teams frequently collaborated on projects, and Gloria found ...
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Building the Salad Bowl of the World

Graniterock has long relationship building Salad Bowl of the World

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Aug 19, 2015

Graniterock has teamed up with SSB Construction, formerly namedSalinas Steel Builders, for 20 years in building much of the foundation of the Salinas Valley.The delivery of quality projects within a specific time frame and adhering to budget have created a winning relationship between Graniterock and SSB.From parking lots to building slabs and truck docks, Graniterock has proven to be a solid and trustworthy partner with SSB.The partnership is at workat D’Arrigo Bros. in Spreckels, constructing a ...
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Staying up late to count frogs

Staying up late to count frogs

Posted by Alex Simons on Aug 19, 2015

What kind of work keeps a Graniterock environmental specialist up at night?If you’re Alex Simons, sometimes you grab a flashlight and countfrogs to comply with the law.Alex recently joined with biologist Dana Bland to survey the federally threatened red-legged frogs at the Santa Cruz Sand Plant as part of Graniterock’s annual permit requirements from the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife.The frogs are most active at night, making it easier to observe them. The survey is ...
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Celebrating our new website with you and the SF Giants

Graniterock wants to send You and Your Crew to see the SF Giants in action

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Aug 17, 2015

Graniterock is celebrating the launch of its new website by giving away 75 tickets for You and Your Crew to watch the San Francisco Giants play at AT&T Park.Click on the linkon our home pageto sign up to win your Giants tickets. And we hope you’ll take a moment to experience the benefits of our new digital home.Graniterock.com has been redesigned to assist contractors, public agencies, architects and homeowners in making well-informed decisions about their construction ...
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New leadership on Graniterock's paving crew

Paving Highway 152: New leadership on the night crew

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Aug 13, 2015

On the outskirts of Gilroy, Graniterock’s Construction team is grinding and paving a 12-mile stretch of Highway 152.The work takes place after the sun sets, with the crew calling it a day only when the sun is about to rise again.The $5 million Caltrans project, won by Estimator Vicki Narciso, is more than just another paving job for Graniterock.At the heart of this night job is the opportunity to develop a new paving leader for the ...
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Transportation, an ever changing puzzle

Working Together: Transportation, a puzzle that keeps changing

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Aug 10, 2015

The motto for Graniterock’s three Transportation dispatchers is “just get it done.”JR Renteria,Joe Antonetti andSantiago ‘Chago’ Ramirezfigure out how to get the job done every day despite more orders than trucks available, subhauler trucks breaking down, last minute orders and customers changing plans with little notice.If a call comes on one of their cell phones in the middle of the night, which it often does, they don’t think twice about answering it.The Transportation office, located at ...
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BWW Algebra Academy inspires students

Math immersion camp inspires students

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Aug 7, 2015

By Ryan MastersSanta Cruz SentinelWATSONVILLE - California has a math problem.According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office, 50 percent of high school students admitted to California State Universities require remedial math.This is not news to Hongde Hu, department chair of Mathematics and Statistics at Cal State Monterey Bay. Hu has been seeking ways to improve math aptitude among incoming freshmen for nearly a decade.Wednesday, Hu was one of four college instructors teaching algebra to 115 eighth-graders in ...
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BWW Algebra Academy students split between boys and girls

Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy 2015 gets started on strong note

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Aug 5, 2015

The Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academystarted this morning with speakers from Graniterock employees who shared how they use math on the job.The nearly 120 teens from schools in San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties will have a head start on math when school begins next week. Academy instructors have come from UC Santa Cruz and CSU Monterey Bay. One notable teaching assistant is a Pajaro Valley High School student, Yuliana Camarena, who graduated from the ...
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BWW Algebra Academy graduate returns to share knowledge with other teens

BWW Algebra Academy graduate returns to share knowledge with other teens

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Jul 29, 2015

Yuliana Camarena, 16, will use her algebra expertise to help other teens better understand the subject when the Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy begins Aug. 5 at Graniterock’s corporate office in Watsonville.She will serve as a student teaching assistant, alongside instructors from UC Santa Cruzand Cal State Monterey Bay, to the nearly 120 teens participating in the 2015 Academy.“Algebra was very challenging until I attended the Algebra Academy,” Yuliana said. “I can teach students to interact ...
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Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy begins next week

Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy inspires students to succeed at math

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Jul 27, 2015

NEWS RELEASEContact:Kevin Jeffery, Vice President831-768-2103Keith Severson, Marketing Manager831-768-2063www.algebraacademy.netBruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy inspires students to succeed at mathWhile many teens will spend the last bit of summer at the beach, more than 115 selected incoming eighth-graders from Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties instead will be hunkered down with a calculator and pencil at the sixth annual Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy.The Algebra Academy will be held Aug. 5-7, and 10 at Graniterock’s corporate office, ...
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About Graniterock

Graniterock’s Corporate Objectives and Values made us one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America.” We work hard to build long-term valuable business partnerships with our customers. That’s why we live by our “Yes, we will” standard of responding positively and creatively to every request for special products and services. Graniterock also calls on the company and our people to demonstrate respect and caring for all members of the Graniterock Team, their families, our neighbors, customers, and suppliers.