Press Release
August 27, 1999

Local Company Wins Airport Job

Pavex Upgrades Salinas Airport

Pavex, a division of Graniterock a Watsonville based company, is the successful bidder for the new runway and taxiway extensions at the Salinas Municipal Airport. Project entails extending the main runway 1000′ and improving several taxiways. This $2.6 million project will be completed in time for the California International Airshow (October 1–3, 1999) and the landing of the Blue Angels F-18 Hornets for the first time ever in Salinas.

Project Manager Eric Streich said, “This is an exciting opportunity for Graniterock’s Pavex Division to showcase their airport construction capabilities and contribute to the community at the same time.” Pavex has been providing quality work to major airport projects such as San Francisco International Airport, San Jose International, South County Municipal, Hollister Municipal and San Carlos airports since 1994. Graniterock will provide a complete list of products and services to this job including baserock, concrete, asphalt, road oils and construction services.

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.

Granite Rock Company received the 1992 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the 1994 Governor’s Golden State Quality Award. The Company was recently named one of the 100 Best Places to Work in America by Fortune magazine. This is the second year in a row the company was so honored.

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