Betty Clay Recalls Her Career at Central Supply Company and Graniterock

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Betty Clay shared her memories with Rose Ann Woolpert in April, 2012.
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John Green, Granite Rock Company 1953-1985, Logan Quarry Superintendent 1972-1985 - Part Four

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

In a recent interview, John Green spoke at length about his time with Granite Rock Company, where he worked first as a “sample boy” at Logan Quarry and eventually worked his way up to Quarry Superintendent. He told stories which include many of the people he worked with over the years, such as Paul Mahler, Elmer Neyens, Carl Preston, Oscar Davies, Roy Goodwin, Ray Johnson, Jay Woods, Claude Mason and Skeeter Hanson, and talked about many of the changes that transformed the Quarry and the Company during his thirty-two year career. This last installment recalls the Installation of the Mile Long Conveyor.
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An insider's look: Politics and business

Posted by Reposted from another publication on Mar 18, 2015

This article is reprinted with permission of the Monterey County Business Council and their weekly publication Friday Facts. Friday Facts is a Weekly Newsletter Promoting Monterey County: Open for Business Business Council Members identified as (BCM)
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Dumbarton Bridge Seismic Retrofit - A Design and Teamwork Challenge

Posted by Keith Severson on Mar 18, 2015

For over a year Shimmick Construction has been retrofitting the Dumbarton Bridge to make safety improvements and increase the its capacity to handle forces caused by earthquakes. The work included the reconstruction of bridge joints to allow for more movement of bridge segments without damage when an earthquake occurs. The joints are composed of heavily reinforced concrete covered by massive steel plates. The construction challenge for Shimmick and Graniterock, the concrete supplier of choice, was to get concrete to entirely fill the cavity under the steel plates through small holes drilled in the top of the steel plates. This meant the concrete needed to be highly fluid and flow freely to make its way around the dense steel reinforcing under the steel plates. The Caltrans specification also required that the mix not segregate into rocky pockets and sandy/cement pockets so that the strength and durability of the concrete was consistent throughout the joint.
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John Green, Granite Rock Company 1953-1985, Logan Quarry Superintendent 1972-1985 - Part Three

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

In a recent interview, John Green spoke at length about his time with Granite Rock Company, where he worked first as a “sample boy” at Logan Quarry and eventually worked his way up to Quarry Superintendent. He told stories which include many of the people he worked with over the years, such as Paul Mahler, Elmer Neyens, Carl Preston, Oscar Davies, Roy Goodwin, Ray Johnson, Jay Woods, Claude Mason and Skeeter Hanson, and talked about many of the changes that transformed the Quarry and the Company during his thirty-two year career. In this Rockblog entry, John talks about the years just before the modernization of Graniterock’s Aromas quarry, when he worked as Quarry Superintendent.
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John Green, Granite Rock Company 1953-1985, Logan Quarry Superintendent 1972-1985 – Part Two

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

In a recent interview, John Green spoke at length about his time with Granite Rock Company, where he worked first as a “sample boy” at Logan Quarry and eventually worked his way up to Quarry Superintendent. He told stories which include many of the people he worked with over the years, such as Paul Mahler, Elmer Neyens, Carl Preston, Oscar Davies, Roy Goodwin, Ray Johnson, Jay Woods, Claude Mason and Skeeter Hanson, and talked about many of the changes that transformed the Quarry and the Company during his thirty-two year career. In this Rockblog entry, John talks about his work during the 1960s. 
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John Green, Granite Rock Company 1953-1985, Logan Quarry Superintendent 1972-1985

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

In a recent interview, John Green spoke at length about his time with Granite Rock Company, where he worked first as a “sample boy” at Logan Quarry and eventually worked his way up to Quarry Superintendent. He told stories which include many of the people he worked with over the years, such as Paul Mahler, Elmer Neyens, Carl Preston, Oscar Davies, Roy Goodwin, Ray Johnson, Jay Woods, Claude Mason and Skeeter Hanson, and talked about many of the changes that transformed the Quarry and the Company during his thirty-two year career.
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Bill Van Sandt – The Story of His Career With Graniterock – Part 2

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Bill Van Sandt’s career at Graniterock spanned nearly 50 years of the Company’s history. In a 2008 interview, Bill recalled his experiences as a driver in Santa Cruz during the 1950’s and later as manager of the Santa Cruz Branch of Graniterock. This is the second of a two part story of his career, and tells about his early years delivering concrete in the Santa Cruz area.
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Bill Van Sandt – The Story of His Career With Graniterock

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Bill Van Sandt’s time at Graniterock spanned nearly 50 years of the Company’s history. In a 2008 interview, Bill recalled his experiences as a driver in Santa Cruz during the 1950’s and later as manager of the Santa Cruz Branch of Graniterock. This is the first of a two part story of his career, and tells about his early years delivering concrete in the Santa Cruz area.
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Just Say Yes

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

Editor’s Note: This July 2010 issue of  Aggregates Manager highlights the customer service approaches championed by Bruce W. Woolpert, President and CEO of Graniterock from 1987 to 2012.
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