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Construction workers needed

Hot forecast for construction drives need for people

Posted by Rodney Jenny on May 16, 2017

The construction industry suffered during the Great Recession, and even before that there were enough ups and downs to keep young people from pursuing construction careers. But things are changing, and we need your help to attract young folks into this business because the construction industry is a more attractive choice than it has been in years.
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Billions for road repairs

Billions on the way for California's infrastructure

Posted by Keith Severson on May 10, 2017

Finally, some relief is on the way to fix California’s attention-starved infrastructure.After years of stalled funding talks in Sacramento and lack of consensus among lawmakers on how to raise the billions needed to repair our roads, highways and bridges, Gov. Jerry Brown and the legislature struck a 10-year $52 billion transportation deal.
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Roads take brunt of drought-ending rain

California pays steep price for drought-ending rain

Posted by Graniterock on Apr 10, 2017

While heavy rain finally arrived to end California’s years-long drought, so too did an unexpected thrashing of the state’s infrastructure.The wettest storm season we’ve seen in years, drought-busting by all definitions, left a wake of destruction to highways, roads and bridges estimated to top $1 billion statewide.
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Dispatchers cool under pressure

Transportation dispatchers stay cool under pressure

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Nov 1, 2016

AROMAS – Graniterock’s three transportation dispatchers almost never say no.That word doesn’t make it into the vocabulary of someone trusted with ensuring the company and its customers get their materials when they need them, where they need them – whether that’s a construction job site in Salinas or an asphalt plant in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Big Rig Trucks and Safety on the Highway

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Everyone who drives our area highways passes commercial big haul trucks on a regular basis. But do we think about their drivers, the loads they carry or the importance of safe driving while we share the road with these big rigs? Graniterock transportation drivers recently talked about the challenges of safely navigating our area roads as they deliver construction products to our customers. 
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