Press Release
May 15, 2007

It Has Been 10 Years for Number 10

It has already been ten years since Graniterock’s “little steam engine that could” was rebuilt and sent on the maiden voyage of its second life. Originally Graniterock Steam Engine Number 10 was a war surplus engine that served a very useful life in the A.R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas, California. As times changed and technology advanced the little engine no longer was of use and was retired.

Graniterock, in conjunction with the California State Railroad Museum, felt the engine had significant historical value and decided to rebuild the tough little engine and utilize at the Railroad Museum. Through years of hard work and dedication on the part of Graniterock, and specifically Graniterock Team Members, Doug Tolbert and Bill Goodson, Graniterock Number 10 went back into service ten years ago this month.

Graniterock is celebrating with a tour of the Museum and a ride on the train that Number 10 pulls during the month. The Company will also issue a limited edition set of greeting cards featuring the mighty mite Number 10.

Graniterock was founded on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1900. Graniterock has operations in Watsonville, Cupertino, Santa Cruz, Seaside, Salinas, Hollister, Aromas, Felton, San Jose, Redwood City, Oakland, Turlock, 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. Graniterock received the 1992 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the 1994 Governor’s Golden State Quality Award.

For more information, contact:
Keith Severson, Graniterock, 831.768.2063
Bruce W. Woolpert, Graniterock, 831.768.2001