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Rock Stars

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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Slurry seal construction career built on strong faith

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Jan 24, 2019

SAN JOSE – John Waiters’ early slurry seal career meant missing a lot of his kids growing up.
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Heavy-duty repairman Roger Langley pumped on asphalt career

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Dec 11, 2018

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – It’s pretty clear Roger Langley spends a lot of time around tools and machines.
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Construction career founded on scouting principles

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Nov 26, 2018

SAN CARLOS – What do you get with someone who has the character and dedication of an Eagle Scout and spent a ton of time playing with Legos as a kid?
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From the gridiron to construction

Rock Star uses his gridiron experience to build concrete career

Posted by Zack Booth on Sep 19, 2018

SANTA CLARA – Building the foundation of a 50-story skyscraper wouldn’t seem to have a lot in common with slamming into grown men on the football field.
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Heavy metal, hard rock

Graniterock loader operator Bobby Brewer moves aggregate like nothing else matters

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Jul 13, 2018

Aromas – Every morning Bobby Brewer climbs seven steel rungs up the side of a 992K Cat loader at the A. R. Wilson Quarry, slides into the cab, cranks up Metallica on XM Radio and starts living his childhood dream.
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Reflecting on industry changes

How the industry has changed in past decade

Posted by Jason Sanchez on Apr 12, 2018

HALF MOON BAY – Eddie Andreini has several job openings at his Half Moon Bay ready-mix and building materials business, with positions varied from sales to operations.
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Beyond the forklift

Way more than a forklift operator

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Mar 15, 2018

REDWOOD CITY – Amador Martinez is known for his first impressions.
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From communism to prosperity

Premier pipe company has deep Croatian roots

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Feb 21, 2018

WATSONVILLE – Before owning a successful pipe company, 86-year-old Chris Kristich lived in poverty with very little education in former communist Yugoslavia.
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Driver turned plant engineer

From spreader truck driver to plant engineer

Posted by Shanna McCord Crigger on Jan 22, 2018

REDWOOD CITY – Dave Voris had never seen a spreader truck, much less driven one, when he interviewed for the job of spreader truck driver at Graniterock in 1995.
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