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From the gridiron to construction

Rock Star uses his gridiron experience to build concrete career

Posted by Zack Booth on Sep 19, 2018

SANTA CLARA – Building the foundation of a 50-story skyscraper wouldn’t seem to have a lot in common with slamming into grown men on the football field.
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Heavy metal, hard rock

Graniterock loader operator Bobby Brewer moves aggregate like nothing else matters

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Jul 13, 2018

Aromas – Every morning Bobby Brewer climbs seven steel rungs up the side of a 992K Cat loader at the A. R. Wilson Quarry, slides into the cab, cranks up Metallica on XM Radio and starts living his childhood dream.
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Reflecting on industry changes

How the industry has changed in past decade

Posted by Jason Sanchez on Apr 12, 2018

HALF MOON BAY – Eddie Andreini has several job openings at his Half Moon Bay ready-mix and building materials business, with positions varied from sales to operations.
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Beyond the forklift

Way more than a forklift operator

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Mar 15, 2018

REDWOOD CITY – Amador Martinez is known for his first impressions.
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From communism to prosperity

Premier pipe company has deep Croatian roots

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Feb 21, 2018

WATSONVILLE – Before owning a successful pipe company, 86-year-old Chris Kristich lived in poverty with very little education in former communist Yugoslavia.
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Driver turned plant engineer

From spreader truck driver to plant engineer

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Jan 22, 2018

REDWOOD CITY – Dave Voris had never seen a spreader truck, much less driven one, when he interviewed for the job of spreader truck driver at Graniterock in 1995.
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Running the paver and more

A superintendent who wears several hats

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Dec 5, 2017

MORGAN HILL – One of the things that’s kept Dave Sornberger of Trinchero Construction employed full-time, no matter the economy, is his ability to run every piece of heavy equipment.
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Quarry feels like home

Quarry feels like home for this Rock Star

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Nov 14, 2017

AROMAS – Candace Klein is a rare sight in a predominantly man’s world.
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Failure not an option

Failure not an option for this paving Rock Star

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Aug 2, 2017

SAN JOSE – By all accounts, it’s a miracle JP Paving celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.
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Utility player on the rise

Rock Star: Joe Burgoon makes his mark at Calaveras Dam joint venture

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Dec 6, 2016

CALAVERAS DAM - When a nationwide survey indicates 86 percent of contractors struggle to fill key craft and salaried positions as demand for construction increases, it’s refreshing to meet Joe Burgoon.
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