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How Not to Get Sued

Posted by Jennifer L. Gregg on Mar 18, 2015

Without a doubt, one of the most common questions I get from folks in the construction industry is “how do I avoid getting sued?” Unfortunately the answer is “you can’t.” There’s no magic shield to prevent lawsuits. The United States is a highly litigious country where we can sue anyone for just about anything, and everyone is entitled to their day in court. Anyone who owns a business realizes that whenever you do business with another person or entity or any time your employees drive their company vehicles to work or you gain success as a company, you are vulnerable to a lawsuit. 
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Up Close - Marvin Brandt

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Graniterock People take pride in their ability to wear many hats on the job. Marvin Brandt, who manages Graniterock’s Quail Hollow Quarry in Felton and the Santa Cruz Sand Plant (also known as the Wilder Sand Quarry), is a Team Member who applies his many talents and varied experience wherever needed to get the job done. 
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Integrity Matters

Posted by Kevin Jeffery on Mar 18, 2015

A pair of Marines at Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia were on a night training exercise in the woods outside of the facility. At one point in the exercise, both of them suffered a significant lapse. Each Marine fell asleep on his watch.
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Getting All the Dirt: MAG Trucking, Inc.

Posted by John Torres on Mar 18, 2015

There is far more to the trucking business than meets the eye. This became clear during a recent conversation with Debbie Ferrari, estimator and soil specialist at MAG Trucking, Inc., a trusted Graniterock supplier based in Hayward. “Off haul and disposal are one of our company’s primary services,” Debbie explained. “There is a lot of paperwork and documentation that goes into what might seem to be the simple process of taking a scoop of dirt out of the ground and putting it into a truck.”
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Another View: Transportation coffer is running on empty

Posted by Reposted from another publication on Mar 18, 2015

By Jim Earp and Will Kempton Special to The Bee
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Roni Williams - Handling the ABCs at Graniterock

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

If you are a Graniterock customer whose name begins with A, B or C, chances are you know Roni Williams. She handles these accounts as a part of her job in the Customer Service Department at the Graniterock Corporate Office in Watsonville. Roni spends her day with customers by phone or online,  to ensure billing is accurate and preliminary notices, liens and releases are correct and timely. Great communication is key, and Roni’s kind manner, friendly voice and professional experience help her build rapport with customers as she takes care of their business needs.
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Rock Solid

Posted by Reposted from another publication on Mar 18, 2015

After more than a century in business, Graniterock understands when and how to successfully upgrade to the newest version of Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Solutions
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A Part of Graniterock History in California's Gold Country

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Nevada City is an attractive summer vacation destination in the Sierra Nevada foothills north of Sacramento. It is among the most interesting of California’s historic Gold Rush towns, with narrow streets and century-old buildings far enough from the busy interstate highway system to retain a homespun charm. If you find yourself there this summer, one very special Nevada City building is worth a visit: The Doris Foley Library for Historical Research, once known as the Nevada City Library. It was designed by William Weeks and built by Granite Rock Company in 1906-7.
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Don't Dig Yourself Into a Disaster

Posted by Jennifer L. Gregg on Mar 18, 2015

If you do any excavation work, this article is for you.
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When Things Don't Go as Planned, It's All About Your Response

Posted by Tom Squeri on Mar 18, 2015

Life doesn’t always go according to plan, and the same holds true for business. We would all like our customer service and product quality to be flawless, and we strive to build management systems to assure that result. Sometimes, though, despite our best efforts, something fails and we face upset customers. One of my favorite quotations is, “Life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond.”   The quote is attributed to many sources, including famed college football coach Lou Holtz, and acknowledges the truth that we can’t control many of the challenges life throws at us, but it’s what we do with them that counts. 
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