September 22, 2006
Local Company Hosts 10K to Benfit Aromas School
Graniterock's Rock & Run in the A.R. Wilson Quarry
Graniterock’s ROCK & RUN in the A.R. Wilson Quarry benefiting the Aromas School went off Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 8 am featuring a tough, beautiful 10k Run and a brisk 5K Walk through the historic granite quarry. Over 70 participants helped raise more than $1,500 for the Aromas School.
Jon Erskine won the race with an amazing time of 37 minutes running a pace just over 6 minutes per mile on this very difficult course. Christina Price of Carmel won the women’s division. Each of the top finishers was awarded a unique trophy made of materials from the A.R. Wilson Quarry.
Graniterock and the Aromas Home and School Club are planning to host this event on an annual basis and welcome runners and walkers of all ages to come and enjoy a unique quarry setting while raising money to make a great school better.
Graniterock was founded on Valentine’s Day, 1900, when its first operation, the A.R. Wilson Quarry, was opened in Aromas, and soon became a heavy engineering contractor. Its California Contractor’s License—#22—demonstrates how long the Company has been in business. Graniterock has recently opened a new Branch location in Cupertino on South De Anza Boulevard supplying construction building and landscaping materials. There are already plant or branch locations in Aromas, Felton, Hollister, Monterey Peninsula, Oakland, Redwood City, Salinas, Santa Cruz, San Jose, and So. San Francisco. Graniterock’s Pavex Construction Division operates from area offices in Redwood City, San Jose, Oakland, and Watsonville, and performs large work such as highway or runway expansion projects, as well as commercial and residential projects. The Company’s Corporate Offices have been located in Watsonville since 1900.
For more information, contact:
Keith Severson, 831.768.2063