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MAY 2019

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ROCK products • May 2019 • 15 IN THE KNOW FAST FACT Granite has been recognized for 10 consecuƟve years and is one of only four honorees in the ConstrucƟon & Build- ing Materials industry. The 30th class of honorees profoundly illustrate how companies continue to be the driving force for improving commu- nities, building capable and empowered workforces, and fostering corporate cultures focused on ethics and a strong sense of purpose. "We are extremely honored and proud to be recognized by Ethisphere for the 10th consecutive year for our high stan- dards of ethics. At Granite, doing the right thing is at the core of who we are as a company," said Granite President and Chief Executive Officer James H. Roberts. "We are fortunate at Granite to have extraordinary employees who embrace our Core Values and nurture the strong ethical core that our found- ers incorporated into our fabric nearly 100 years ago." "Today, employees, investors and stake- holders are putting their greatest trust in companies to take leadership on soci- etal issues. Companies like Granite that take the long view with a purpose-based strategy are proven to not only outper- form but last," said Ethisphere's Chief Executive Officer Timothy Erblich. "I congratulate everyone at Granite for earning this recognition." Peckham Industries held its Safety Days on March 12-14, at its Pleasant Valley Quarry, Pleasant Valley, N.Y. "There was a large turnout of custom- ers in Pleasant Valley this week as we prepare for a busy 2019 construction season," the company stated. "Over the last several years, many changes and updates have occurred as we invest to respond to customer needs. As costs rise, and the scarcity of truck drivers is felt by all, Peckham continues to work to lower the time trucks are in the plants." In Pleasant Valley, the company con- verted its asphalt plant from a batch tower to a continuous mix drum plant with six silos. This allows them to store more than 1,000 tons of ready-to-sell blacktop, ensuring the trucks will not be held up. Over at the quarry, the company has added new loaders that can cycle faster, knocking waiting and loading time down as much as possible. Participants at its Safety Days enjoyed plant tours after several sessions, including a presentation on work-zone safety. "We look forward to seeing more customers at future events," the com- pany said. Earlier in the month, Peckham rep- resentatives joined hundreds of its customers, along with many other sup- pliers and local municipal officials at the New York State Capitol. "We were advocating for higher spending for local roads. Each year funding needs increase, and the competition for monies tightens as well," the company stated. FAST FACT At its quarry, the company has added new loaders that can cycle faster, knocking waiƟng and loading Ɵme down as much as possible. Peckham Holds Safety Days Event

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