Press Release
January 20, 2011

Graniterock To Be Honored At Monterey County Business Council Gala

Council Presents Bruce W. Woolpert Annual Building Award

The Monterey County Business Council has chosen Graniterock to receive the 2011 Economic Vitality Award for Building. The Economic Vitality Award is presented annually by the Monterey County Business Council to businesses and individuals that have made significant contributions to specific economic areas.

Recipients will be honored at the Council’s 15th Annual Gala & Economic Vitality Awards, February 5, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey. Bruce W. Woolpert, President and CEO of Graniterock, will accept the award for Graniterock. Others receiving awards include; Rocket Farm, Myron “Doc” Etienne, Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy, Harry Weis, Dr. Marcia McNutt and the Pebble Beach Company.For event details, contact the Monterey County Business Council at http://www.mcbusiness.orgor 831.883.9443, x16.

Bruce W. Woolpert is President and CEO of Graniterock. Bruce received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his MBA from Stanford. He served on the Panel of Judges for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, serving as Panel Chair in 1996. Bruce is now involved in applying Baldrige approaches to public schools, and is a founding member of the Center for Baldrige in Education.

Graniterock has been headquartered in Watsonville, California, since its founding in 1900. The Company’s employees work in branch locations in South San Francisco, Redwood City, San Jose, Salinas, Monterey, Oakland, Watsonville, Cupertino, Felton and Santa Cruz. Graniterock supplies construction materials including; ready-mix concrete, hot mix asphalt, building materials, landscaping supplies, rock, sand and gravel. The Company’s Pavex Construction Division is a significant regional heavy engineering contractor building roadways, airports and private commercial and residential projects. Graniterock received the 1992 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the 1994 Governor’s Golden State Quality Award. The Company has been one of the 100 Best Places to Work in America by Fortune Magazine for a number of years.

The Monterey Business Council is an alliance of business executives and professionals providing collaborative leadership to help people from business, government, education, and the community work together on countywide issues reflecting the organization's strong commitment to the environment, economic vitality, and quality of life.

For more information, contact:
Keith Severson, 831.768.2063, Marketing Services Manager, Graniterock