Stone, the Original Green Building Material

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

From Building Green http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2013/3/29/Stone-The-Original-Green-Building-Material/
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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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Wildlife Filmmaker Visits Graniterock's Santa Cruz Sand Plant

Posted by Alex Simons on Mar 18, 2015

Lance Milbrand is an acclaimed filmmaker who has worked on a variety of projects including public relations films, corporate promotional videos and wildlife documentaries. He has had a wide variety of clients including NOAA, CBS news, BBC Blue Planet and National Geographic Explorer. New to Santa Cruz County, Lance was looking for opportunities to film amphibian species in the Central Coast Area. Graniterock said “Yes, we will” and offered Lance the opportunity to come to the Santa Cruz Sand plant to view the endangered California Red-Legged Frog during an annual night survey with wildlife biologist Dana Bland and Graniterock environmental specialist Alex Simons.
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Construction Coming Back to Life

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

On the front page of  Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle, writer Carolyn Said  heralds a rebound in San Francsico's construction job market.
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Salinas Unveils New Economic Development Plan

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

From the March 29 issue of the Monterey County Business Council '"Friday Facts":
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Workers Saving Too Little to Retire

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

John Steinbeck and Graniterock

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

California’s Salinas Valley is famous as the “Salad Bowl of the Nation” and also as the birthplace of John Steinbeck, who was born in Salinas in 1902. He spent his childhood and adolescence there, and as a teenager took on a variety of summer jobs. One of these was with Graniterock, where he worked as a part of the paving crew that built “Cauliflower Boulevard”, the highway from Salinas to Castroville . Although Steinbeck’s employment with Graniterock didn’t last long, he did go on to find success as a writer, earning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.
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Rail Transportation - Protecting Our Environment Now and for the Future

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

Trains are one of the nation's most environmentally friendly modes of moving freight, generating a carbon footprint that is 75 percent less than trucks. In recent decades, the railroad industry has developed new “green” technologies and environmentally responsible operating practices which have led to improved fuel efficiency. Since 1980, railroad fuel efficiency has increased 99 percent.  In fact, today’s railcars can move a ton of freight 469 miles on a single gallon of fuel.  
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Carbon Tax Would Wallop Our Economy

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

Posted this week by Manufacturers.net:
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Hearing Highlights Federal Role in Infrastructure and Economic Importance of Transportation System

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

On Febraury 13, 2013, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure began hearings. For more please go to http://transportation.house.gov/press-release/hearing-highlights-federal-role-infrastructure-and-economic-importance-transportation
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