Press Release
April 10, 2006

Graniterock Receives City Clean Ocean Business

The Ciry of Santa Cruz Recognizes Santa Cruz Concrete and Building Materials Branch

The City of Santa Cruz informed Graniterock’s Santa Cruz Concrete and Building Materials Branch that it had received the “Clean Ocean Business Award” for the sixth consecutive year! The Award recognizes that the Santa Cruz Branch since 2000 has been found to be in compliance with City of Santa Cruz’ Best Management Practices. In his congratulatory letter, Director of Public Works, Mark R. Dettle, said, “we greatly appreciate the commitment and energy that you and your staff have invested in helping meet the City’s objectives of reducing pollution from storm water runoff. Thank you for your significant participation in preventing pollutants from entering our local creeks, the San Lorenzo River, and ultimately the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.”

The City held an event honoring the companies that met the criteria, created a commemorative plaque, and placed full-page ads in the Santa Cruz Sentinel and Good Times newspapers.

The Graniterock Santa Cruz Concrete and Building Materials Branch is located at 303 Coral Street in Santa Cruz. Jim Holmquist is the Branch Manager. He and his dedicated staff are thrilled to be recognized for the efforts they make each day in protecting the environment. Jim said, “The Santa Cruz team as well as all the other Graniterock locations are very conscious of our environment. We want to be good neighbors and live in a environmentally clean community.”

Graniterock was founded on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1900. The company has operations in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Cupertino, Seaside, Salinas, Hollister, Aromas, Felton, Oakland, San Jose, Redwood City and South San Francisco. Graniterock Pavex Construction Division is a significant heavy engineering contractor building roadways, airport and private commercial and residential projects. Graniterock has also been the recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the Governor’s Golden State Quality Award.

For more information, contact:
Jim Holmquist, 831.471.3417
Keith Severson, 831.768.2063