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Link to read full article 'Touch a Truck Redwood City '
Touch a Truck Redwood City

Kids of all ages enjoyed climbing into a modern mixer truck andtaking a trip back in time inour antique mixer on Saturday, April 1. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Open Gate Nursery School in Redwood City.

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Link to read full article 'Second Graders tour the A.R. Wilson Quarry'
Second Graders tour the A.R. Wilson Quarry

On a crisp Friday in November, 95 second graders from La Jolla Elementary School in Salinas came to the A. R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas to see how rock gets harvested and used to create different materials for construction. Geologist Jon Erskine and Environmental Specialist Alex Simons led talks and activities with the kidswhile Project Engineer J. P. Holcomb led bus tours throughout the quarry. The kids also enjoyed a sandpit treasure hunt for a little ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock is proud to help Eagle Scouts'
Graniterock is proud to help Eagle Scouts

Brandon Earley chose the YMCA of Monterey Peninsula as the site to complete his Eagle Scout project. Brandon wanted to help with the aesthetics in the front of the YMCA so hechose to do a checker board that the kids in camp could use. Graniterock was more than happy to donate all of the supplies as well as the delivery cost. The kids and staff are so excited to have something in the front of the ...

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Link to read full article '2016 Quail Hollow Quarry Open House'
2016 Quail Hollow Quarry Open House

Graniterock hosted an open house and fundraising lunch to benefit Quail Hollow Ranch County Part on Saturday, October 15, at the Quail Hollow Quarry in Felton and over one thousand dollars was raised.Visitors were able to take a walking tour of the quarry and ask questions about ongoing operatons, conservation and reclamation efforts in the quarry.

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock and Big Creek Lumber Build Dreams for our Community'
Graniterock and Big Creek Lumber Build Dreams for our Community

Big Creek and Graniterock announced the beneficiaries of their Santa Cruz County Fair charity raffle fundraiser: Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz County, Meals on Wheels of Santa Cruz County and Monarch Services. At this year’s Santa Cruz County Fair, Sept 14-18, a “Dream Backyard” has been created to raise money for local charities. All money from raffle ticket sales will be given to the organizations.A total of $3,166 was raised during the fair and ...

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Link to read full article 'Pint-sized visitors get a big view of the construction world'
Pint-sized visitors get a big view of the construction world

On August 16, preschoolers from Tiny Tot Academy in San Mateo paid a visit to Northern Road Materials for a tour of the plant and to learn about construction and the use of numbers in construction. Yadira Leal was the host for the day and mom, Raelynn Rodriguez said “ The kids had an amazing time and loved Yadira, who was so patient with their curiosity and touching everything. I couldn't have asked for a better ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock Believes in Eagle Scouts'
Graniterock Believes in Eagle Scouts

Service to other people is what Scouting is all about. An Eagle Scout's service project is a reflection of who that individual is as a youth leader and Graniterock is proud toassistEagle Scoutsin having a significantimpact on their communities. From flagpole concrete pours to aggregate for spiritual journey labyrinths, Graniterock salutes these ambitiousyoung men.

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Pachetti Dog Park'
Graniterock Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Pachetti Dog Park

Graniterock people and community members gathered to celebrate theone year anniversary of Pachetti Dog Park located at Kimball Avenue and Noche Buena Street in Seaside.Graniterock had donated 60 tons of aggregate during the construction ofthecanine-friendly space in 2015.

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock's Own Brad Reichers Recieves CalCIMA Safety Award'
Graniterock's Own Brad Reichers Recieves CalCIMA Safety Award

Congratulations to Brad Reichers of the Southside Sand and Gravel Plant in Hollister. Brad is a recent recipient of a prestigious CalCIMA safety award. These awards honor mines, plants, and individuals for excellence and outstanding achievement in safety innovations, culture, and leaders.Brad was recognized for his efforts to improve safety, seek out innovations, take leadership, and have a broader impact on the Company, industry, and colleagues’ lives.

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Link to read full article 'Dog Gone Good Time at the 2016 Wag N' Walk'
Dog Gone Good Time at the 2016 Wag N' Walk

The annual Wag N Walk 5K at Southside Sand and Gravel on June 11 was a great time for the 100 or so who participatedin the name ofPet Friends of Hollister.The event was a big success, raising several hundred dollars for Pet Friends,thanks to theGraniterock volunteers.

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Link to read full article 'Getting Teens Interested in Construction Careers'
Getting Teens Interested in Construction Careers

Graniterock joined Watsonville High School's eTech Recruitment Fair Jan. 28 and 29 to encourage students to trytheConstruction Academy sponsored by Graniterock.Graniterock People talked with many students about the Companyand the benefits of a construction industry career.

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Link to read full article 'Construction Competition for College Students'
Construction Competition for College Students

A group of Graniterock People traveled to Reno for the Associated Schools of Construction student competition Feb. 11-13, which drew more than 1,600 college students from all over the west.The Graniterock team helped coach San Jose State's construction students and joined in the job fair.About 500 industry representatives participated in the event.

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock joins effort to help the needy this holiday season'
Graniterock joins effort to help the needy this holiday season

The parking lot of the Monterey Peninsula branch bustled Dec. 11 with holiday cheer during KSBW's annual Share Your Holiday fundraiser with the Salvation Army.Cars streamed in to the branch throughout the day with trunks full of items to donate to struggling families.Hundreds of toys, food items and cash dropped were off to help the less fortunate thisChristmas season and folks gotto grab some on-air time with sportscaster Dennis Lehnen.In all, KSBW raised $177,000 in cash ...

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Link to read full article 'Construction Academy Students visit the A.R. Wilson Quarry'
Construction Academy Students visit the A.R. Wilson Quarry

60 students from Watsonville High School ROP class & San Jose's James Lick High School visited our quarryonThursday,October29,as part of Graniterock's Construction Academy. With the industry facing a serious shortage of qualified workers, this is how we hope to inspire young people to join.Thanks to all the Watsonville High and James Lick High students who took time today to visit our quarry in Aromas and learn a little more about the various careers possible in construction. ...

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Link to read full article 'Your Future is our Business'
Your Future is our Business

Your Future is our Business is dedicated to providing every Santa Cruz County studentwith opportunities to forge a path to a fulfilling and successful career. Graniterock is proud to support YFIOB by connecting students with business leaders who expose them to new career options and provide guidance, leadership and outline pathways to achievement.We realize support form our employees is essential to providing students with meaningful career knowledge- and the chance to thrive.

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock Construction Academy'
Graniterock Construction Academy

Graniterock is excited to offer The Construction Academy to interested 11th and 12th gradestudents. This program willteach students about and expose them to the wide variety of careers available in theheavy civil construction and construction materials industries. Students will be selectedfor the program by school administrators and teachers on the basis of demonstratedinterest in construction, engineering, heavy equipment maintenance/operation, orenvironmental science. Prospective students should also possess a high level of maturityand a dedication to hard work.The ...

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Link to read full article 'Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy '
Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy

The Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy launched in 2010, providing 40 students from Rolling Hills Middle School five days of university-caliber instruction in a business environment.This year,115 students from seven middle schools in Pajaro Valley and San Benito County benefited from the unique academic-corporate partnership and this fall, 10 students from the Academy’s original 2010 class have been accepted into CSUMB. One of these students also will receive a scholarship from Graniterock.

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Link to read full article 'Wag N Walk 2015 was a Great Success!'
Wag N Walk 2015 was a Great Success!

The 7th annual Wag NWalk was held June 13atGraniterock's Southside Sand and Gravel Plant in Hollister.Almost $3500 was raised and all proceedsbenefitted Pet Friends of Hollister, a non-profit organization that helpshomeless animals in San Benito County.The Wag N Walk included a 5k run or 5k walk for four-leggers and their two-legged companions, giving everyone a chance to experience the quarry.A barbeque and tour following the race allowed participants to check out the entire quarry, and engraved ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock Helps Pacific Grove High School Seniors Make the Grade'
Graniterock Helps Pacific Grove High School Seniors Make the Grade

Seniors at Pacific Grove High School presented senior projects to a panel of judges the week of May 18 through 22. Graniterock team members Keith Severson, Robin Steudler and Janae Thomas were invited to join the panel and give feedback to the students who presented on topics such as the California High-Speed Rail, psychiatry, surfing, civil engineering and the production of a variety show. Senior Projectsrequire the student to choose a subject or career theyfeel passionately ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock helps out at Hartnell College open house'
Graniterock helps out at Hartnell College open house

Hartnell College hosted an open house April 18for prospective agriculture, technologyand diesel technology students and their families. The event was held at their beautiful newly completed and state of the art East Alisal campus where the classes are offered. There were more than100 attendees. Mike McGrath(Advisory Board Member) and MikeChernetskycoordinated the delivery of a mixer truck. JuanVillaronand DerrickGurleydelivered and picked up the mixer at the end of the day. Keith Seversonset up Graniterock’s booth and interacted ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock Team Members Celebrate the Earth!'
Graniterock Team Members Celebrate the Earth!

Graniterock gave back to the Earth this year by helping Watsonville be a cleaner and healthier place for all its inhabitants and celebrate Earth Day by being part of a neighborhood cleanup!

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock lends more than a hand for Pajaro community garden'
Graniterock lends more than a hand for Pajaro community garden

A small plot of land in Pajaro, previously covered with weeds and used as a place to dump shopping carts and other trash, will be turned into a community garden thanks to some help from Graniterock. Graniterock donated the equipment and manpower to scrape sand from the site, located behind Pajaro Middle School, so the nonprofit Mesa Verde Gardens can make the land useable as a garden and offer the space to families to grow their ...

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Link to read full article 'Pi Day extra sweet for Algebra Academy students'
Pi Day extra sweet for Algebra Academy students

As part of the Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy, students at Rolling Hills Middle School celebrated Pi Day a day early on March 13 with a range of math games and some real pie donated by Gayle's Bakery. Sixth- and seventh-graders rotated through the gym to play math logic and problem-solving games with eighth-grade members of the school's math club, an outgrowth of the Algebra Academy. This year was considered Super Pi Day because of the ...

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Link to read full article 'Happy 115th birthday to Graniterock'
Happy 115th birthday to Graniterock

Graniterock celebrated 115 years of Great Products, Great Projects and Great Lives on Feb. 13. From 1900, when rock was first mined from the A. R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas, Graniterock has grown through the decades to become one of California's premier construction and materials companies. The milestone was marked with a party at the Corportate Office with more than 50 Graniterock People and lots of deliciousfood. Jennifer Castro led the group in singing "Happy Birthday" ...

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Link to read full article 'Southside Sand and Gravel, a state leader in safety'
Southside Sand and Gravel, a state leader in safety

Graniterock's Southside Sand and Gravel team was recognized by the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) for outstanding safety practices. Southside received the Excellence in Safety Award for small aggregate mines and plants. Gary Andrade, Southside's plant operator and mechanic, received the Outstanding Safety Leadership Award. The 2014 safety and member recognition awards were presented at the CalCIMA education conference in San Diego. "These awards honor companies, plants and individuals for initiatives to make the ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock provides boulder for Carmel's Sept. 11 memorial'
Graniterock provides boulder for Carmel's Sept. 11 memorial

Graniterockprovided a decorative boulder for the Carmelmemorial “Resolve andRemembrance”to permanently housea commemorativesection of Ibeam from thebuildings destroyed Sept. 11, 2001 in New York. Subsequently, a scholarship was set up to offer high school students an opportunity to "Resolve and Remember" the terror attacksthrough an essay contest, and Graniterock again contributed. An extremely bright and highly motivated Monterey High School senior,Tama Michael Gabriel Henderson-Semo, wonthis year’scontest, for hisbeautiful essay honoring the tragedy. Graniterock provided the scholarship to ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock shows Veteran's Day spirit'
Graniterock shows Veteran's Day spirit

San Benito Street in downtown Hollister buzzed with excitement on Veteran's Day as onlookers enjoyed a spirited parade honoring San Benito County soldiers, both past and present. Graniterock driver Jessie Galaz was proud to transform a flatbed materials truck into a float and escort veterans and their families down the parade route. The crowd cheered and waved small American flags as a biplane trailing colorful smoke put the finishing touches on a perfect day.

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Link to read full article 'Seaside boy with kidney cancer granted wish to be builder'
Seaside boy with kidney cancer granted wish to be builder

Renzo, a 3-year-old Seaside resident who suffers from Wilm’s tumor, will live his dream of working as a construction foreman through the efforts of Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area and Graniterock of Watsonville. The two organizations have united to grant Renzo his wish of being a builder. A special day has been arranged to give Renzo a true experience of what it is like to be a construction foreman. On July 8, a big rig transfer truck ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock People pitch in to make a difference'
Graniterock People pitch in to make a difference

Graniterock was thrilled to team up with United Way of Santa Cruz County for this year's "Make a Difference Day" Oct. 24-25. This event mobilizes our community and local businesses to make a difference in Santa Cruz County, uniting in a common mission to help others through volunteer projects. Ann Giusiana, Cecilia Dodson, Kevin Jeffery, Keith Severson, Aaron Johnston, Jana Monello, Stephanie Kniffin, Stephanie Rodriguez, Diana Villegas and Janae Thomas were happy to spend a few ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock teams scale virtual Mt. Whitney in fitness contest'
Graniterock teams scale virtual Mt. Whitney in fitness contest

When Hongbin Xie heard about the Company's fitness challenge this past summer, he formed a team of serious competitors in the RTS Department and set out to not only win, but win by a landslide. Hongbin and his teammates for Graniterock's Top of the Rock Team Challenge walked or ran an average of 943,871 steps from Aug. 13 to Sept. 30, enough to scale the virtual Mt. Whitney twice and beat the seven other teams by ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock hosts Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy'
Graniterock hosts Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy

More than 100 incoming eighth-graders spent their last week of summer hard at work solving algebra problems and developing their love for math at the 5th annual Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy. The Academy was held in August at Graniterock's Corporate Office with professors and teaching assistants from CSU Monterey Bay and UC Santa Cruz providing instruction that inspires students to excel at math and follow their dreams of future careers in science, engineering and technology. ...

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Link to read full article 'Quail Hollow Open House and Ranch Benefit'
Quail Hollow Open House and Ranch Benefit

An annual Open House at Graniterock's Quail Hollow Sand Plant is a great opportunity for local residents to learn how the operation amicably coexists with native flora and fauna. Guests are invited to tour the area, enjoy lunch, view the native species that populate the sand hills habitat, and learn how this unique resource is used and preserved. Proceeds from the event benefit the Quail Hollow Ranch.

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Link to read full article 'United Way - Santa Cruz'
United Way - Santa Cruz

Graniterock Team Members are perennial leaders in contributions to the United Way, and the Company matches contributions one to one. Bruce W. Woolpert, who led Graniterock as owner and CEO for twenty-five years, championed the United Way and often shared his belief that the United Way is a terrific way for businesses to partner with their communities to create a better environment for all. He believed that business is only strong within a vibrant and successful ...

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Link to read full article 'Construction Career Day'
Construction Career Day

Each year Team Members from divisions across the Company host local high school students at Graniterock's Construction Career Day. Students are divided into groups and move from station to station to hear from Graniterock construction professionals about career opportunities in construction. Team Members present information on the work they do at Graniterock and the type of education and training required to pursue a career in their field.

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Santa Cruz County Fair

Graniterock's Santa Cruz County Fair display is centrally located along the broad center walkway adjacent to a scale model exhibit of the A. R. Wilson Quarry's train operation. Dozens of working railcars traverse the scene and highlight the importance of aggregate production to our community. The "Guess the Weight of the Rock" garners many hopeful guesses, and the actual weight of the A. R. Wilson granite boulder can be discovered after the fair at our www. ...

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Link to read full article 'Field Day at Freedom Elementary'
Field Day at Freedom Elementary

Graniterock was a key participant in Field Day at Freedom Elementary. Graniterock Team Members demonstrate how our big trucks are used and students get to meet the great people who operate those big trucks. Team Members also share the importance of mathematics and how math works at Graniterock.

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Link to read full article 'Your Future is Our Business'
Your Future is Our Business

Your Future Is Our Business connects business with education by providing activities for students and teachers to experience the world of work. With the goal of providing every Santa Cruz County student meaningful work-based learning opportunities, this program helps prepare students for a successful transition to the world of work. Together, schools and businesses provide students with academic preparation and practical experiences leading to a career path of their choice.

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Link to read full article 'Career Day at Rolling Hills Elementary'
Career Day at Rolling Hills Elementary

When Rolling Hills Middle School asked Graniterock to participate in their Career Day, Graniterock Team Members were more than happy to join in. Rolling Hills students had lined up various questions about the company and about what different jobs at the company entail. At the end of the discussion, students walked away with a better understanding of the jobs Graniterock does.

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Link to read full article 'Algebra Academy - Santa Cruz'
Algebra Academy - Santa Cruz

Graniterock recognizes the importance of academic achievement and of giving back to the community so the Algebra Academy was implemented. The Algebra Academy is a week-long program of intensive math instruction for seventh and eighth grade students. This year, Graniterock had forty-one students from Rolling Hills Middle School and Aromas school who received instruction from CSUMB professors and listened to presentations by Graniterock Team Members on the importance of mathematics. At the end of the session, ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock Construction Career Day'
Graniterock Construction Career Day

Graniterock Team Members held The Sixth Annual Construction Career Day, May 3, 2013, with over 150 local high school students in attendance. The focus of the Career Day was a series of 13 career stations hosted by a range of Graniterock construction professionals. The team members gave presentations on their positions in the Company and the type of education and training needed to pursue a career in their field. As the day came to a close, ...

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2013 Quail Hollow Quarry Open House

$1,000 was raised for the Quail Hollow Ranch Park during 2013's Quail Hollow Quarry Open House.

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Memorial Garden Construction Update - Boulders Placed

MEMORIAL GARDEN CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - BOULDERS PLACED Progress continues on the Memorial Garden. Our 2 ton boulders were set in place Wednesday by the good people at West Coast Cranes and Quilici Gardening.Learn More →

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Link to read full article 'Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County 2013 Holiday Food Drive Awards Celebration'
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County 2013 Holiday Food Drive Awards Celebration

Graniterock was presented the CEO's Cup Award at the annual Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County 2013 Holiday Food Drive Awards Celebration held in Santa Cruz on March 12, 2014. Graniterock people throughout Santa Cruz County participated in a raffle to benefit the food bank and made additional cash and food donations as a part of the 2013 Holiday Food Drive. The CEO's Cup Award is given to businesses who demonstrate exceptional leadership on ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock Teams with KWAV 96.9 FM to Honor Teacher of the Month'
Graniterock Teams with KWAV 96.9 FM to Honor Teacher of the Month

Graniterock is proud to partner with KWAV 96. 9 as they search for the best teachers on the Central Coast each month. Let KWAV know who you think should be the Teacher of the Month by visiting www. kwav. com.Winning teachers receive a plaque to display in their classroom along with a VISA Card. Lakeview Middle School teacher Judy Woods was awarded Teacher of the Month during a surprise presentation on April 23, 2014. Graniterock teamed ...

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Link to read full article 'Professional Basketball Players Lead Watsonville Leadership Workshop'
Professional Basketball Players Lead Watsonville Leadership Workshop

Youth basketball kicked off at the Watsonville YMCA on Saturday, not only with the first game of the season but with a workshop led by professional basketball players. Players and staff members from the NBA D-League discussed issues and inspiration with about 50 South County youngsters. Read the full articlehere.

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Link to read full article 'Silicon Valley Independence Day Parade'
Silicon Valley Independence Day Parade

Over 50,000 people view the July 4 Santa Clara County - Silicon Valley Independence Day Parade, held each day in Morgan Hill. Graniterock's mixer trucks, both new and old, are a highlight of the parade.

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Link to read full article 'United Way - Santa Clara'
United Way - Santa Clara

250 volunteers braved the 90+ degree heat and worked together to help make a positive impact on the children and families who live in the Mayfair neighborhood of East San Jose.

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Enrichment Day at Dilworth Elementary

Graniterock participated in Enrichment Day at Dilworth Elementary School in San Jose to teach the students about the Company, how important rocks and minerals are in construction and stress safety issues surrounding trucks and traffic. Team Members brought a transfer truck into the schoolyard so students could learn about the job of a truck driver and the challengers a big rig driver faces each day. The students also learned about various rocks and minerals and their ...

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Link to read full article 'Fifth Annual Women's Health Forum'
Fifth Annual Women's Health Forum

Stanford Center for Health Research in Women and Sex Differences in Medicine hosts the 5the Annual Stanford Women's Health Forum May 21, 2014 Arrillaga Alumni Center 326 Galvez Street, Stanford California 94305 RSVP athttp://goo. gl/5YufdQ

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Redwood City Fourth of July Parade

Graniterock's antique tanker and dump trucks appear in the Redwood City Fourth of July Parade on an annual basis.

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Redwood City Parks and Arts

Tours, product and service information, raffles and lunch are all a part of the Redwood City Building Materials Open House. Graniterock provides a "Yes We Will" level of hospitality, with antique vehicles on display and Graniterock Team Members volunteering their time. Proceeds from the event benefit Redwood City Parks and Arts.

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Link to read full article 'United Way - San Mateo County'
United Way - San Mateo County

A workplace campaign helps people of all ages, professions and backgrounds take part in building a better community – a benefit for any corporate culture. We partner with just about every type of company in many different industries and recognize individuals and organizations that run excellent campaigns at our yearly Community Impact Awards.

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Touch-A-Truck Day

At Touch-A-Truck Day, Graniterock opened up the cabs of a 1955 concrete mixer truck and a new modern concrete mixer for children to explore during a fundraiser held April 5, 2014 for Open Gate Nursery School in Redwood City. Hundreds of preschool students had a blast during the third annual interactive Touch-A-Truck event, which encouraged the youngsters to touch, climb on and ask questions about their favorite trucks in a safe, supervised environment. The children were ...

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San Benito County Fair

Historic vehicles, including our newly refurbished 1925 Fordson Roller, informative literature and historic photos are on display each year at the San Benito County Fair. Our popular "Guess The Weight of the Rock" contest is old-fashioned fun for kids young and old. They try to determine the weight of a boulder from A. R. Wilson Quarry, test their knowledge, and learn how many pounds are in a ton.

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Wag N' Walk

The Wag 'n' Walk fundraiser at Southside Sand & Gravel in Hollister is held each year for adults, children and their canine friends. Two and four-legged guests from surrounding communities are invited for a 5K Run or Walk. BBQ hot dogs and drinks are served at the finish line along with an awards ceremony and raffle. This event is an important, fundraiser for Pet Friends, San Benito County's animal shelter and provides a fun and wholesome ...

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Construction Career Day

Each year Team Members from divisions across the Company host local high school students at Graniterock's Construction Career Day. Students are divided into groups and move from station to station to hear from Graniterock construction professionals about career opportunities in construction. Team Members present information on the work they do at Graniterock and the type of education and training required to pursue a career in their field.

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Algebra Academy

The Algebra Academy, now in its third year, brings eighth grade students from local middle schools, including Aromas School, together with math professors from Cal-State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) for an intensive algebra immersion experience. Students devote six full days of their winter vacations to sharpening their algebra skills. Card tricks, games of logic and a curriculum specially designed by CSUMB professors culminate in a college campus visit and graduation ceremony. Graniterock makes classroom space available ...

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Link to read full article 'United Way - San Benito County'
United Way - San Benito County

When San Benito County residents decided to revive their local United Way, Graniterock worked in collaboration with the Santa Cruz County Community Foundation, Woolpert Family Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank and the United Way of Santa Cruz County to help make it happen. There is now a board, allocations committee and enthusiastic group of community volunteers involved in their fundraising campaign.

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Rock & Run at A.R. Wilson Quarry

Aromas School benefits from the annual Rock & Run fundraiser put on by Graniterock Team Members and community volunteers at A. R. Wilson Quarry. In 2012, over 170 runners and walkers raised $6000 for the school. 5K and 10K course participants travel through the quarry, past the primary crusher and rocky slopes and back up the 4127 Belt. 10k runners ascend to the top of the "horseshoe", several hundred feet above the starting line, while 5K ...

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Science Day at Cerra Vista School

Graniterock again set up a booth at Cerra Vista's Science Day providing students with information on geology, rock types and how they are formed, and minerals they see in their everyday lives. The students were also shown the geodes they could select and then safely cracked the rocks and were allowed to take the rocks home as a keepsake. The kids left with Graniterock pencils and an increased knowledge of geology because of the information they ...

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Rose Ann's Aromas School Reading

Rose Ann Woolpert, the wife of the former CEO Bruce Woolpert, wrote a children's book entitled Engine Number Ten, which depicts the story of a steam engine who shows the value of determination and hard work. The children's book is based on the true story of the Granite Rock Company and its A. R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas. Engine Number Ten has received lots of positive feedback and was honored at the 2013 San Francisco Book ...

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Algebra Academy

Graniterock recognizes the importance of academic achievement and of giving back to the community so the Algebra Academy was implemented. The Algebra Academy is a week-long program of intensive math instruction for seventh and eighth grade students. This year, Graniterock had forty-one students from Rolling Hills Middle School and Aromas school who received instruction from CSUMB professors and listened to presentations by Graniterock Team Members on the importance of mathematics. At the end of the session, ...

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Wag N' Walk

The annual Wag n' Walk is hosted by Graniterock at the Southside Sand and Gravel plant in Hollister. The event includes a 5k run just for individuals and a 5k walk for people and their canine companions giving everyone a chance to experience the quarry. The rugged course allows participants to tour the entire quarry and plant area, giving everyone a first-hand experience of the Southside operations. The event is a fundraiser for Pet Friends, an ...

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Graniterock Construction Career Day

Graniterock Team Members held The Sixth Annual Construction Career Day, May 3, 2013, with over 150 local high school students in attendance. The focus of the Career Day was a series of 13 career stations hosted by a range of Graniterock construction professionals. The team members gave presentations on their positions in the Company and the type of education and training needed to pursue a career in their field. As the day came to a close, ...

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Graniterock Open House - San Benito

Graniterock Open House locatedinSan Benito

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Share Your Holiday

Graniterock's Monterey County Branch hosts the annual KSBW Channel 8 and Central Coast ABC Share Your Holiday Telethon. This community event raises donations for needy Central Coast families. Graniterock serves as a location for phone bank staff from the United Way to accept gifts of food, new and unwrapped toys, clothing, blankets and money. The gifts are then distributed to local families by the Salvation Army.

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Link to read full article 'Pacific Grove High School Senior Projects'
Pacific Grove High School Senior Projects

Each year Pacific Grove's high school seniors are required to complete a 15 page paper, a presentation, and a portfolio to showcase their work. This year, two of Graniterock's Team Members were invited to judge Pacific Grove High School's senior project presentations. The presentation stage of the project takes place at the end of the school year where the students dress in business attire and stand before a panel of judges to make their presentations. The ...

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Pajaro Park Ground Breaking

Graniterock Team Members came to Pajaro to support the ground breaking ceremony of the new, five acre Pajaro Community Park. Graniterock also set up a booth with displays about the company and had a display of an antique Graniterock dump truck. This was a very exciting event for the residents of Pajaro because it was the first park to open in their area.

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Link to read full article 'Pajaro Neighborhood Park Effort'
Pajaro Neighborhood Park Effort

A collaborative effort involving Monterey County and local community organizations, residents and business leaders including Graniterock, the park is located on a 4. 9 acre site. Designed by SSA Landscape Architects of Santa Cruz, Calif., features include a baseball and soccer field, a bandstand, a basketball and volleyball court, a running and walking track, and picnic areas. There also will be two play areas, one for children five to twelve years old and another for toddlers ...

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Pajaro Park Opening

The public joined in a celebration and groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, March 16, 2014 for the Pajaro Neighborhood Park at 24 San Juan Road in Pajaro Valley. The County of Monterey, Pajaro/Sunny Mesa Community Services District and Together in Pajaro (TIP) had representatives on hand to christen this outstanding new park that is much needed and a great example of what communities can do when joining together. The Pajaro Neighborhood Park represents a community collaboration among ...

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Link to read full article 'Hartnell College Alisal Campus Technical Training Building Grand Opening Ceremony'
Hartnell College Alisal Campus Technical Training Building Grand Opening Ceremony

We want to share with you the photos from our amazing event for the TTB-Technical Training Building Grand Opening Ceremony. More than 400 people including advisory committee members, elected officials, HCCD trustees, sponsors, delegates, community members, instructors, students, and media representatives were there to celebrate this new addition to the future of the Salinas Valley. During the program, the Offices of Assemblymember Luis Alejo, Congressman Sam Farr, and Senator Anthony Canella presented certificates to Hartnell College ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock Teams with KWAV 96.9 FM to Honor Teacher of the Month'
Graniterock Teams with KWAV 96.9 FM to Honor Teacher of the Month

Lakeview Middle School teacher Judy Woods was awarded Teacher of the Month during a surprise presentation on April 23, 2014. Graniterock teamed up with KWAV 96. 9 FM to select a teacher who goes above and beyond the ordinary. Ms. Woods is an eighth-grade bilingual language arts teacher who encourages reading and a love of books. She runs Lakeview's student leadership program and escorts the students on field trips to Washington, D. C. As a bilingual ...

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Special Olympics of Northern California

Graniterock was pleased to provide the Special Olympics of Northern California with bright yellow safety vests for its first annual competition held at Monterey Peninsula College, which was hosted by Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. About 1,000 Special Olympians from North Monterey County, Salinas and Soledad schools participated in the athletic events, including races that ranged from 50 meters to 1 mile. Wheelchair athletes raced 25 meters and a slalom course. The Special Olympians also competed ...

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Link to read full article 'Seaside 3-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Granted Wish to Be a Builder'
Seaside 3-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Granted Wish to Be a Builder

Before a cheering crowd, 3-year-old cancer survivor Renzo Lombardi rode a bulldozer in his dad's lap Tuesday morning at the Graniterock A. R. Wilson Quarry.

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Link to read full article 'Community Good Giving Day'
Community Good Giving Day

Community involvement is a wonderful way to bring people together to inspire hope and lifelong learning and that is exactly what the first ever "Community Good Giving Day" achieved on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Graniterock successfully partnered with United Way of Monterey County and hosted 24 non-profit agencies at the Seaside Design Village. Graniterock customers and guests enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, oven fired pizza and live music while organizations from around the Monterey Peninsula, including The ...

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Link to read full article 'Alameda County United Way'
Alameda County United Way

A workplace campaign helps people of all ages, professions and backgrounds take part in building a better community – a benefit for any corporate culture.

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