Granite Hires Diversity Executive

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Jorge A. Quezada has joined Granite as vice president of diversity and inclusion. In this newly created role, Quezada will report to Phillip M. DeCocco, senior vice president of human resources, and be responsible for implementing strategies that address Granite’s guiding belief that diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences enhance creativity and innovation.

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Granite Touts Telematics

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July 2, 2019 – Granite’s 2018 Sustainability Report, available on its website, focuses on many aspects of the company’s business. One interesting part is the inclusion of telematics and how it factors into its sustainability efforts. In the section “Using Telematics to Reduce our Carbon Footprint,” the company said one of its goals is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions/fuel consumption associated with…

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Granite Facility Recognized as a California Green Business

Granite announced that its Santa Clara Asphalt facility in Santa Clara, Calif., has been recognized as a California Green Business by the California Green Business Network in acknowledgement of its efforts to conserve resources and prevent pollution to help make Santa Clara County a more sustainable community. Granite is the only asphalt plant with this designation in California.

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MSHA Issues Mine Fatality Data; Convenes Meeting

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released a summary of U.S. mining deaths that occurred during the first quarter of 2014. From Jan. 1 to March 31, eight miners died in accidents in the U.S. mining industry. Three were killed in coal mining accidents and five in metal and nonmetal mining accidents. The previous quarter…

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