Safety team confronts Covid-19

Graniterock's safety team steers the company through the coronavirus crisis

Posted by Graniterock on May 27, 2020

(From left: Daisy Kwan, Paul Cianciarulo, Mike Herges, Todd Barreras, Randall Jacobsen and David Leffel)WATSONVILLE – In a safety career spanning nearly 40 years, Mike Herges has never faced a greater risk than the invisible and fast-moving, deadly coronavirus.
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Financial relief during Covid-19

Financial relief for small businesses during Covid-19: A summary of resources

Posted by Graniterock on May 27, 2020

We hope you, your families and your colleagues are staying healthy and well during these challenging times.
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Covid-19 protocols for construction

Construction fully open with new Covid-19 safety protocols

Posted by Graniterock on May 6, 2020

To Graniterock customers, colleagues, and friends –
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Graniterock operations during Covid-19

How Graniterock is responding to the coronavirus crisis

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 20, 2020

We hope this finds Graniterock customers, colleagues and community members feeling healthy and safe.
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College degree made of concrete

How one California university is shaping future of the concrete industry

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Mar 11, 2020

CHICO – Like a project manager on a job site, Chico State Professor Mohammed Albahitti begins the carbon fiber reinforced concrete lab exercise with a pre-task plan that emphasizes safety.
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Rock Star

Aggregate mining leader crushes records on safety, team work and tenure

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Feb 11, 2020

HOLLISTER – According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average U.S. worker stays with a company about four years before moving on.Bill Damm, who oversees Graniterock’s sand and gravel production in San Benito County, has crushed that statistic 10 times over and is still going strong.
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Rock Stars

Aggregate loader operators have a special knack for customer service

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Jan 30, 2020

AROMAS – Loader operators Jesse Palmerin and Ruben Cardona could write the book on great customer service for truckers hauling construction materials.
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Rock Star

Construction Rock Star shares how a good coach can change your life

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Jan 15, 2020

SAN JOSE – As Rene Rascon will tell you, a good coach can change your life.
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Rock Star

Construction executive shares common bond with migrant children

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Dec 23, 2019

WATSONVILLE – The son of Mexican immigrants who labored in the fields and canneries, Graniterock Executive Vice President Henry Ramirez is sincere when he tells Watsonville High School students, “I’m just like you.”
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New law AB5

The new law AB5 is here. What's in store for the construction industry?

Posted by Kevin Jeffery on Dec 17, 2019

Governor Newsom signed AB 5 into law in September 2019.AB 5 is a broad, sweeping law that changes the bottom-line test for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor in California.This new law has spawned a lot of rumors throughout the construction industry.
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