Press Release
August 27, 1999

Graniterock Wins Diamond Achievement Commendation

Local Firm Captures Association Accolades

Graniterock’s Northern Road Materials Plants Receive National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) Diamond Achievement Award—Each Northern Road Materials Hot plant location was notified earlier this week that they have earned NAPA’s Diamond Achievement Commendation for excellence in Hot Mix Asphalt Plant/Site Operations. Graniterock’s Northern Road Materials Division operates plants in San Jose, Redwood City and South San Francisco. The Diamond Achievement Program is new for NAPA this year and is designed to encourage and recognize standards of excellence in plant/site operations.

Each branch completed a self-assessment of six separate categories of the plant and plant/site operations: Appearance, Operations, Environmental, Safety, Community Relations and Permitting & Compliance were the areas assessed. “We are very pleased to receive this award. Much of the success is due to the Baseline Goals that were already in place. Although we scored very high in most areas of the assessment, each plant was able to identify areas for further improvement and will add action items to their Annual Improvement Plans,” said Rich Sacher, Division Manager.

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, Graniterock, 831.768.2063
Rich Sacher, 650.482.3802