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Friends of the Family: Half Moon Bay Grading and Paving

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Mar 31, 2015

But Gary Giovannoni and his wife Cindy, owners of Half Moon Bay Grading and Paving, haven’t seen a pause in projects coming their way. 
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Helping customers go green with Graniterock’s new concrete EPDs

Posted by Jon Erskine on Mar 31, 2015

As green building becomes increasingly popular, Graniterock is at the forefront by offering green products through its Granitegreen concrete initiative. 
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Graniterock celebrates 115 years of great products and projects

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 31, 2015

A.R. Wilson founded Granite Rock Company on Feb. 14, 1900, and quickly grew a little granite quarry outside Watsonville into a mining and construction company active throughout Northern California. 
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New San Mateo County jail begins with GraniteGreen

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Mar 31, 2015

On top of that, the floors of the eight-story detention center will be built with the Company's same green concrete. 
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Up Close: Kristen Grossen

Posted by Jim West on Mar 31, 2015

Not only can Kristen Grossen run a backhoe and operate a skip loader like a pro, she’s a whiz on the softball field.
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Operation McDonalds

Posted by Mike Cook on Mar 31, 2015

The challenge to deliver the same product every time
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New California Labor and Employment Laws for 2015

Posted by Garry Mathiason on Mar 18, 2015

Mandatory paid sick leave: California businesses must provide at least three days or 24 hours per year of paid sick leave for most employees, with a cap of 48 hours. Mandatory paid sick leave begins July 1, 2015. The rate of accrual will eventually increase to one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. The 14-page new law is complex with eight new statutes and additional recordkeeping and notice requirements for employers. Employees who already have paid sick leave through a valid collective bargaining agreement are exempt from the law.
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Friend of the Family: Jimmy Chiu

Posted by Terry Tuggey on Mar 18, 2015

Since the mid- 1990s, Jimmy Chiu, infrastructure program director at San Francisco International Airport, has played an important role in the airport’s unique partnership with Graniterock’s Construction Division. “Right from the beginning, we worked on a way to solve problems in a non-adversarial way,” Jimmy said. For example, if mix designs developed in a lab environment did not perform on site, the airport team worked with Graniterock to find a solution. 
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Keeping It Green - Local Sourcing of Rock, Sand and Gravel

Posted by Keith Severson on Mar 18, 2015

People worldwide are rediscovering the benefits of “buying local.” Chefs have found that food from local gardens and farmers’ markets is not only fresher, tastier and more nutritious; it is also good for our economy - buying directly from family farmers helps keep them in business.  They realize the adverse environmental impact of importing foodstuffs instead of obtaining them locally, and know that if we neglect our local sources they are in danger of disappearing.
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Up Close: Katlin Johnston

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

“There is no typical day. It never ends up the way I have planned it, and the day continuously changes– it is impossible to become bored. I love to be busy, and I have interaction with people all day long. If someone calls with a problem, you solve it, and it makes them happy,” Katlin said.
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