Graniterock Celebrates 113 Years of Business with New Children's Book

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

On February 14, Graniterock will celebrate its 113th birthday, and this year’s celebration is highlighted by the publication of a new children’s picture book, Engine Number Ten, A Nearly True Tale Told by Rose Ann Woolpert. Kick-off events are being held at the Corporate Office in Watsonville on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, and in Cupertino on Friday.
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Calculating the True Cost of a Workplace Accident

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

Facility managers everywhere are concerned about keeping employees and customers safe in their facilities. The direct costs of injuries and illnesses are pretty clear: those claimed under worker's compensation insurance and/or disability insurance. But did you know that the indirect costs - those not directly related to the injury but occurring as a result of the injury — can be even greater? Because there is no such thing as a "typical" injury, indirect costs can be difficult to compute. Experts put the ratio of indirect to direct costs anywhere from 1:1 to 20:1.* Add Up All Of The Indirect Costs
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Performance Grade Systems for Asphalt Binders

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

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Willows for Soil Stabilization

Posted by Alex Simons on Mar 18, 2015

With winter comes the cool crisp air and the occasional unexpected erosion problem from heavy rains. Repairing an erosion gully or streambed can seem like a headache, however there is a natural remedy that requires little to no machinery to install: Willows.
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An Overview of Asphalt Sealer Systems

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

Asphalt sealers are not slurry seals (Caltrans section 37.2 specifications) but a lot of people refer to asphalt sealers as slurry seals. Asphalt sealers have been in use for over 40 years and today there are basically three different sealer systems: Asphalt emulsion based sealers, clay emulsion based sealers and coal tar based sealers.
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Middle School Students Get a Jump on Algebra

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

From Cal State Monterey Bay News:http://news.csumb.edu/news/2013/jan/7/middle-school-students-get-jump-algebra
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Hot Mix Asphalt Tennis Courts: Material Selection, Construction, Repair and Maintenance

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

Hot mix asphalt can be used for tennis courts to provide a durable, flat surface with good traction for players, clear defined boundary lines and consistent ball movement. Asphalt surfaces are not susceptible to rain unlike other types of courts and will not require much maintenance. Asphalt can be placed and compacted to develop one level surface without joints and will also allow for specialized coatings to be placed on the surface.
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Near Term Economic Growth - A Fiscal Cliffhanger II

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

The National Association of Home Builders discusses economics and housing policy.
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Warm Mix Asphalt Update

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) is the name given to conventional Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) that is modified by additives or changes in manufacturing processes that allows asphalt mixes to be produced and placed at low temperatures. Reductions of 50 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit have been documented.
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Lifelong Learning is Essential to Our Future

Posted by Bruce W. Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

By Bruce W. Woolpert, first published  September 2001
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