Press Release
June 1, 2010

Local Company Hosts Wag ā€™nā€™ Walk To Benefit Pet Friends

Gnaniterock's Southside Plant Hosts 5k and Open House

Graniterock and Pet Friends of Hollister have teamed up for a unique pair of events on Saturday, June 12, 2010, at the Graniterock Southside Sand and Gravel location at 5632 Airline Highway, Hollister, California. The day will begin with a 5K Fun Run/Walk and end with an Open House.

“Two-leggers only” off-road 5K run will begin at 9:00am and the 5K Walk for “two leggers with four leggers” will begin at 9:05am. A unique experience awaits you as you ramble through an environmentally responsible, operational sand and gravel quarry. Walkers may bring your favorite four-legged friend (dogs and cats) to join in the 5K Walk.

The entry fee for individuals is $15, for Families up to four $40, and pets are FREE. After May 29, 2010, the entry fee goes to $20 and $45 for the Family. The event begins at 9 am and race day registration is available. Parking is free. You may register at the event page or at For more information call Marissa at 831.630.2495. Family registrations must be turned in together. All Pets must be well-mannered and on a leash at all times.

Don’t leave after your 5K! Stay for a FREE Open House at the Branch and enjoy plant tours, hot dogs, chips, and soft drinks.

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 South 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
Jinga Zhang, 408.574.1400