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Veteran's Day: What this construction foreman learned from time as Green Beret

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Nov 8, 2019

FREMONT – There was a moment on the grueling road to become a member of the U.S. Army’s Special Forces where Nick Garza almost caved, where the exercises designed to test pain, endurance and intelligence pushed him to the brink.
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The sign of a solid mixer truck driver

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Oct 15, 2019

SEASIDE – Risa Lock is more apt to remember your zodiac sign than your name.
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Prodigal Son returns to industry and company he knows best

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Sep 20, 2019

SANTA CRUZ – Chances are good you have not had as many jobs as Jake Neu.Even if you’ve had a lot, Jake of Asphalt Surfacing Inc. has had more.
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How do you get to the top of the construction industry? Ask for more, do more

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Aug 14, 2019

SAN JOSE – This could be an American dream story you’ve heard before.There’s a guy who starts at the bottom on a paving crew, and through hard work, rises to the top of field management.John Garcia’s story is that, plus more.
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Construction haul truck driver says 'It's like putting a steering wheel on top of your house'

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Jul 19, 2019

AROMAS – Tracey Rego drives a mining haul truck – the size of a two-story condo – like other people drive a Prius.
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Construction Rock Star knows stone pavers better than almost anyone

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Jul 12, 2019

SEASIDE – As soon as Y&T exits the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk stage Aug. 2, Walt Combs will be getting cranked up across the street at Coasters Bar and Grill with his heavy metal band Hammer Down.
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Swinerton project executive perfectly suited to building schools

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on May 10, 2019

SANTA CLARA – Take the girl out of Texas, put her in the country’s hottest construction market and she’ll shoot up the management chain to become one of the area’s go-to experts on building schools.
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A road materials construction career started at the beauty counter

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Apr 12, 2019

AROMAS – Asphalt binders, gradation graphs and air voids seem a world away from her mother’s bathroom counter in Western Mexico, dotted with pretty jars of creams and perfumes that cast a spell on Elvira Paniagua at a young age and would inevitably define her future.
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SF Bay Area masonry contractor hits the bull's eye with every project

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Apr 8, 2019

LOS ALTOS – Camped out in the backyard of a large corner lot in Los Altos, saw blades and mixing paddles in action, mason contractor Pat Knowles and his crew are working their magic.
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Constrution transfer truck drivers build lasting friendship

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Feb 6, 2019

AROMAS – Ricki Mancebo and Dave Engelking built a rock solid friendship over thousands of miles and a CB radio.
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