Press Release
February 16, 1999

Graniterock Wins Community Involvement Award

Local Firm Captures Association Accolades

On Tuesday February 9, 1999, Graniterock was awarded the prestigious Community Involvement Award from the National Asphalt Paving Association. The award was handed to the local construction and materials firm at the 44th Annual Convention in San Diego. Accepting the award for Graniterock was Division Manager Rich Sacher, who said, “With all that Graniterock People and Graniterock do for our local communities, it was fitting that we should receive the association’s first ever Community Involvement Award.”

Granite Rock Company was founded on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1900. The Company is in the process of planning for its 100th Anniversary in February 2000. Graniterock has operations in Watsonville, Santa Cruz, Seaside, Salinas, Hollister, Aromas, Felton, San Jose, Redwood City and South San Francisco. The Company’s Pavex Construction division is a significant regional heavy engineering contractor building roadways, airports and private commercial and residential projects.

The National Asphalt Pavement Association is the only association that exclusively represents the interests of the Hot Mix Asphalt producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of HMA pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, highways, parking lots, airports and environmental and recreational facilities. The Association, which counts more than 800 companies among its Members, was founded in 1955.

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