Press Release
March 18, 2004

Graniterock Receives National Recognition For Caring Company

Watsonville, CA—Graniterock has been selected by the Center for Companies That Care to be added to the Center’s highest level of recognition—the Honor Roll. The Center for Companies That Care is a national, not-for-profit organization, established in 2002 to encourage, celebrate and sustain businesses that prize employees and are committed to on-going community service. The announcement was made on Thursday morning, March 18, 2004, to coincide with national Companies That Care Day.

The Center uses a strict standard of acceptance to its Honor Roll based on ten characteristics of people and community involvement including a work environment founded on the dignity and respect for people; organizations that encourage people to develop their full potential; organizations that demonstrate concern for the well-being of people and their families; organizations that establish standards for and exhibit ethical behavior and integrity; and organizations that develop management skills which encourage growth in other people.

“The standards used by the Center for Companies That Care parallel much of the thinking contained in Graniterock’s Core Values and Corporate Objectives,” said Bruce Woolpert. “Being added to the Honor Roll tells us that from an objective perspective that we actually do what we say we’ll do and care about the things that we say we care about,” Bruce summarized.

In addition to Graniterock, this year’s Honor Roll recipients are:

Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Delnor-Community Hospital
Florida Power and Light Company
Office Depot, Inc.
Graniterock has been headquartered in Watsonville, California, since it’s founding in 1900. The Graniterock People work in branch locations in South San Francisco, Redwood City, San Jose, Salinas, Monterey, Oakland, Watsonville, Felton and Santa Cruz. Graniterock supplies construction materials including ready-mix concrete, hot mix asphalt, building materials, landscaping supplies, rock, sand and gravel. The Company’s Pavex Construction Division is a significant regional heavy engineering contractor building roadways, airports and private commercial and residential projects. Graniterock received the 1992 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the 1994 Governor’s Golden State Quality Award. The Company has named one of the 100 Best Places to Work in America by Fortune magazine five times and recognized byFortune Small Business Maginzine’s as having one of the Six Best Bosses in the Country.

For more information, contact:
Keith Severson, Marketing Services, 831.768.2063
Bruce W. Woolpert, President and CEO, 831.768.2001