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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Holiday spirit

Construction industry shows up strong for KSBW's Share Your Holiday

Posted by Graniterock on Dec 12, 2019

The annual Share Your Holiday collaboration between Graniterock, KSBW and the Salvation Army was an event for the record books.
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Home field advantage

Building the home field advantage for Pajaro Valley High School

Posted by Graniterock on Dec 10, 2019

WATSONVILLE – Pajaro Valley High School students will have something to cheer about when Graniterock construction crews cross the finish line on the nearly $15 million sports stadium in 2020.
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Share Your Holiday

Share Your Holiday fundraiser coming soon to help Central Coast families in need

Posted by Graniterock on Nov 11, 2019

Graniterock's annual holiday fundraiser with the Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corps and KSBW is Friday, Dec. 6 at our building materials design center in Seaside.
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Veterans Day Rock Star

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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