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A Friend of the Family: Dan Meschi - Solid Concrete Service, Inc.

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

“My dad was a flatwork crew superintendent for a local concrete construction company, and when I graduated from San Diego State I went to work for him. I played football in college and was not much of a student,” said Dan. “After less than a year, I knew I wanted to do a better job than the company I was with, so I started my own business.” It was 1978, and Dan started out doing any little job he could find. Soon his dad joined him and became his full time mentor. “He tutored me and was my best friend,” said Dan, fondly remembering his father, who passed away at age 94. “I was a ‘get it perfect’ guy and I wanted to do well. I learned everything from others, taking the best ideas from people I worked with to put into my bag of tricks.” In 1999, Rick Harder and Terry Gallagher joined Dan as full partners to form Solid Concrete Service, Inc. “I trust them both like brothers,” said Dan, who credits Rick and Terry for “the capability to pull off a structure like this. We each bring a different type of expertise to the partnership.”  
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Community Caring: Graniterock Partners with Enterprise Fleet Management and Enterprise Holdings Foundation to Benefit Pajaro Valley Shelter Services

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Graniterock People have supported Pajaro Valley Shelter Services (PVSS) in many ways since its formation. Over the past twenty years, Graniterock People have volunteered their time and treasure as fundraisers and Board Members to aid the effort. So when Andrew O’Such, Account Manager for Enterprise Fleet Management, approached the Company a few months ago in search of a charitable organization for an Enterprise Holdings Foundation grant it was natural to think of PVSS. Pajaro Valley Shelter Services helps women, children, and families end the causes and cycles of homelessness - one family at a time.  Andrew O’Such of Enterprise Fleet Management delivers a donation check for Pajaro Valley Shelter Services to Ken Schipper and Rose Ann Woolpert of Graniterock
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If Supplies of Oil Are Up, Why is Gas Still Pricey?

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Supplies of oil have been surging this year, and U.S. drivers, who have been switching to more fuel-efficient cars, are using less gasoline.That would seem to be the right economic combination to push down prices at the pump, but gasoline prices have remained stubbornly high this summer. 
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Graniterock's Historic Watsonville Railroad Depot

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Watsonville’s Historic Railroad Depot is one of the few depots still remaining of the many built by the Southern Pacific Railroad during California’s glory days of train travel. The structure itself has been almost unchanged since it was built in 1895, and is a wonderful reminder of the rich history of train travel in our region. Trains and rail transport have been a part of Graniterock history since 1876, when a deposit of granite rock was first discovered by railroad surveyors as they prepared to lay track along the Pajaro River Gap between Watsonville and San Juan Bautista. Since then, narrow and standard gauge steam locomotives, diesel engines and fleets of rail cars have helped to transport crushed granite rock within the A.R. Wilson Quarry and beyond to construction sites throughout California. 
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Commuter Rail Extension to Salinas Gets Funding Boost

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

Reported in the Salinas Californian June 13, 2013   
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Hone the Job You Have Into One You Love

Posted by Kevin Jeffery on Mar 18, 2015

By SHANE J. LOPEZ
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Graniterock Teams with UCSC Cal Teach for Algebra Enrichment

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

This from the May 2013 UCSC Cal Teach Newsletter:
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OSHP Day

Posted by Keith Severson on Mar 18, 2015

Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day May 8th, 2013
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San Francisco Building Boom Brings Change

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

By Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle
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Salinas Update: Building, Farming Lead Positive Job Trends

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

This from D.L. Taylor of the Salinas Californian, , March 29, 2013
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