Project Cornerstone's 5th Annual Golf Tournament

Thank you for making the Project Cornerstone's Fifth Annual Golf Tournament a success!

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Project Cornerstone hosted its fifth annual golf tournament fundraiser on Friday, June 29, 2018 at the Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos.

Over 20 companies played in the tournament, 27 companies sponsored the event, and 10 companies donated to the awards and raffle prizes.

With your sponsorships, donations and registrations, Project Cornerstone raised thousands towards its educational and outreach programs!  Thank you so much for your support; we could not do this without you!

Thank you to our sponsors and donors!

Jackson Tidus - Dinner Sponsor
Granite- Golf Cart Sponsor
Hanson & RCP - Brewery Hole Sponsors
Robertson's - Beverage Sponsor
Hardrok Equipment & SESPE Consulting - Hole Exhibitors   RDO Equipment - Lowest Score and Hole Sponsor
Werner Corporation - Longest Drive Sponsor
Hawthorne CAT- Hole and Snack Sponsor
Chang Consultants - Snack Sponsor
Hester's Granite Company - Award Sponsor
Holliday Rock - Closest to the Pin Sponsor                          Certified Sand - Bag Sponsor                                                Health Insurance Services Ken Bayer - Hole Sponsor Pavement Recycling Systems - Hole Sponsor                          DIII - Hole Sponsor                                                                      P.W. Gillibrand - Hole Sponsor                                                  GCP - Hole Sponsor

West Coast Sand and Gravel - Hole Sponsor                      Baxter Drilling Co. - Hole Sponsor                                           CalPortland - Hole Sponsor                                                    Taylor Environmental Services - Double Hole Sponsor              VCE Technical - Hole Sponsor and Hat Donor                              Spragues' - Hole Sponsor
Bradford - 2 Portraits
EnviroMINE, Inc. - Polo Shirts
HELIX Environmental Planning - Golf Tees                                  Museum of Making Music - 4 Tickets                                  Rowley Portraiture - Children's Portrait                                    Sika - Golf Towels                                                                               Junior Achievement - Drink Koozies


 

Thank you to all the golfers!

TOURNAMENT WINNERS
First Place -  Hawthorne CAT
Second Place - Escondido Materials
Third Place -  Certified Sand Inc.
Longest Drive - J.D. Kline (All American)                                                                                                                                                  Longest Drive with a Marshmallow - J.D. Kline (All American)
Closest to the Pin- Max Marhenke (Superior) 
Last Place/Highest Score - RCP  

Project Cornerstone's Fifth Annual Golf Tournament Photos

Photos by Terry Tyson.

Project Cornerstone Third Annual Golf Tournament

Written by Alyssa Burley.

Thank you for making the Project Cornerstone Third Annual Golf Tournament a success!

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Project Cornerstone, Inc. hosted its third annual golf tournament fundraiser on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos.

Over 30 companies played in the tournament, 25 companies sponsored the event, and 13 companies donated to the awards and raffle prizes.

With your sponsorships, donations and registrations, Project Cornerstone raised $12,845 towards its educational and outreach programs!  Thank you so much for your support; we could not do this with you!

Thank you to our sponsors and donors!

Jackson Tidus - Dinner Sponsor
Hawthorne CAT - Golf Cart Sponsor
Hanson Aggregates - Beverage Sponsor
J.T. Kruer & Company - Brewery Hole Sponsor
DIII Transport & California Commercial Asphalt - Brewery Hole Sponsor
EnviroMINE, Inc. - Hole Exhibitor
Hardrok Equipment - Hole Exhibitor
Kleinfelder - Hole Exhibitor
RDO Equipment - Hole Exhibitor
SESPE Consulting - Hole Exhibitor
Associated Ready Mixed Concrete - Hole Sponsor
Barker Realty - Hole Sponsor
Chang Consultants - Longest Drive Sponsor
Cottonwood Golf Club - Hole Sponsor
Countywide Health Insurance Services - Closest to the Pin Sponsor
Granite Construction - Hole Sponsor
HELIX Environmental Planning - Hole Sponsor
M.J. Baxter Drilling - Hole Sponsor
Polydeck Screen Corp. - Hole Sponsor

RCP Block & Brick - Hole Sponsor
Robertson's Ready Mix - Hole Sponsor
Robertson's Ready Mix - Longest Drive Sponsor
Stuart Engineering - Closest to the Pin Sponsor
Superior Ready Mix - Hole Sponsor
West Coast Sand & Gravel - Hole Sponsor
Aggregates Manager - July 2016 Issue (Gift Bag)
Applied Industrial Technologies - Golf Goodies (Gift Bag)
Bradford - 16" x 20" Portrait (Raffle)
California Bank & Trust - Padres Tickets (Raffle)
Cottonwood Golf Club - Two Foursomes (Raffle)
E&J Gallo Winery - Three bottles of Boutique Wine (Raffle)
EnviroMINE, Inc. - Golf Towels (Gift Bag)
George Reed - Case of wine (Raffle)
Granite Construction - Mini Concrete Mixer Truck (Raffle)
Hanson Aggregates - Golfer Gift Bags
HELIX Environmental Planning - Golf Tees
RCP Block & Brick- Sandstone (Awards)
Twin Oaks Golf Course - Foursome (Earlybird Raffle)
Twin Oaks Golf Course - Twosome (Putting Contest)

Thank you to all the golfers!

TOURNAMENT WINNERS
First Place - Ross Farmer, Guss Pena, Todd, and Buzzy Sailer
Second Place - Warren Coalson, Danny Sims, and Mike
Third Place -  Justin Hill, Jess Libsack, Travis Ponchetti and Dustin Delong
Longest Drive - Jess Libsack
Closest to the Hole - Todd
Putting Contest - Chad Warren

The tournament's first, second and third place teams qualify for the 4th Annual Randy Jones Invitational in January 2017.  Congratulations!

Project Cornerstone Third Annual Golf Tournament Photos

Photos by Laura Babbs.

Arizona Rock Products Association Presentation

Written by Alyssa Burley.

On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, the Arizona Rock Products Association held its convention at San Diego's historic Hotel Del Coronado. 

At the event, Project Cornerstone's executive director, Crystal Howard, along with Hanson Aggregates' Terry Tyson, spoke to the audience about community relations and Project Cornerstone's successful educational and outreach programs.

The crowd asked great questions following the presentation and were highly supportive of Project Cornerstone's mission to educate the public about the importance of local construction aggregates (i.e., sand, gravel and crushed stone) through hands-on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Contact us to schedule a presentation at your convention, group meeting or event.

RCP Block & Brick Wins National Reclamation Award

Written by Alyssa Burley.

RCP Block & Brick's Walker Preserve project was recently featured on the July 2015 cover of Aggregates Manager as the winner of the magazine's Reclamation Photo Contest.  Noted artist Brad Burns will create a custom painting of the award-winning project and it will be presented to the company.

"RCP Block & Brick is a family-owned company that extracts sand to provide material for the manufacture of its core products – concrete masonry units and retaining wall block," wrote Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief for Aggregates Manager in the July article.  "Its reclamation plan was approved in 1991 and began in 1994.  By working with the local community, the operator was able to restore the native vegetation and streambed along the new Walker Preserve Trail, which is a segment of the larger San Diego River Trail."

Walker Preserve Pond, Santee, CA, RCP Block & Brick's Reclamation Project. Photo by Alyssa Burley.

In her article, Dunphy further explains the positive relationship between RCP Block & Brick and the city, "along the reclaimed slopes of the site, the city of Santee installed a public trail with placards that explain how the river once provided the sand necessary for the concrete blocks many area residents have in their homes and schools.  The placards also highlight how the site has been reclaimed using native vegetation. Interestingly, this community education is all taking place on the community’s dime, not the operator’s. Considering that this project took place in California, it underscores that a good partnership can build ties in even the most unlikely of places."

Walker Preserve Trail, Santee, CA.  Photo by Alyssa Burley.

View the Photo Gallery of all contest entries.

Resources:
Dunphy, T. (2015, June). PHOTOS: Reclamation photo contest entries showcase post-mining opportunities. Aggregates Managerhttp://www.aggman.com/photos-reclamation-photo-contest-entries-showcase-post-mining-opportunities/

Dunphy, T. (2015, July). Reclamation Stories Worth Sharing. Aggregates Managerhttp://www.aggman.com/reclamation-stories-worth-sharing/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=07-10-2015&utm_campaign=AM&ust_id=&

Robertson's Ready Mix Pours Concrete for Local Hotel

Written by Alyssa Burley.

Robertson's Ready Mix, a family owned and operated ready mix company serving Southern California, was seen pouring concrete at a Mission Valley hotel on Friday, February 13, 2015.

Did you know?

  • Thomas Edison was the first to contract and live in a precast concrete home.
  • Over 70% of the world’s population lives in a structure that contains concrete.
  • Concrete gets stronger as it gets older!

Source: ConcreteHelper

  Robertson's Ready Mix Concrete Mixer delivering concrete to a Mission Valley hotel. Photo by Crystal Howard.

Robertson's Ready Mix Concrete Mixer delivering concrete to a Mission Valley hotel. Photo by Crystal Howard.

Granite Construction Spotted at the Airport

Written by Alyssa Burley.

Granite Construction Company, one of the largest diversified heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers in the United States and Project Cornerstone supporter, was spotted laying asphalt at the San Diego International Airport on Friday, February 13, 2015.

Asphalt is made from construction aggregates (i.e., sand, gravel and crushed stone) and asphalt cement.  It's durable and 100% recyclable.

  Granite Construction Company laying asphalt at the San Diego International Airport. Photo by Crystal Howard.

Granite Construction Company laying asphalt at the San Diego International Airport. Photo by Crystal Howard.

Did you know?

  • Of the 2.27 million miles of paved roads in the US, 94% is surfaced with asphalt, including 65% of the interstate system.
  • The U.S. recycles about 2 million ton of plastic a year while recycling and reusing over 60 million tons of asphalt.
  • Research in the U.S. and Europe shows that quiet asphalt reduces highway noise by 3 to 5 dB(A) and more. 

Source: www.asphaltfacts.com

Project Cornerstone Presents at CalCIMA Board Meeting

Written by Alyssa Burley.

On November 5th, 2014, Project Cornerstone was given the opportunity to present before the Board of Directors of the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA). 

Project Cornerstone discussed how we were formed and illustrated how we have been implementing in-class activities with schools and presentations before service groups to accomplish our mission of ensuring our communities understand that construction aggregate is the cornerstone of our communities. 

We emphasized Project Cornerstone was dedicated to public outreach and education about the industry.  Our presentation was well received and it served as the beginning of Project Cornerstone and CalCIMA working together to spread knowledge of the industry. 

Project Cornerstone will continue to work with CalCIMA and its Board as we continue to move forward and develop educational programs.

Superior's Quarry Supplies Railroad Ballast for Coastal Rail Line

Written by Alyssa Burley.

San Diego construction aggregate producer, Superior Ready Mix was seen unloading railroad ballast for the double tracking of the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Corridor rail line.

Double tracking the LOSSAN corridor is a key activity to ensure the efficient movement of people and goods by rail.  Building an additional track will allow additional rail cars to be used to transport people and cargo resulting in additional environmental benefits to our region.

The rail system plays a critical role in the movement of people and goods in the San Diego region, as well as between San Diego, Los Angeles, and points further north.

NCTD's COASTER commuter rail service, Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner inter-city service, and the BNSF Railway freight service all rely upon the tracks to serve their customers.

The LOSSAN corridor is the second busiest intercity rail corridor in the nation supporting commuter, intercity and freight rail services, according to TransNet.

Photos by Crystal Howard

Send us your pictures of construction aggregates being used around San Diego County.

Board of Supervisors Approves Salvaged Construction Aggregate Recycling Zoning Ordinance Change

Written by Alyssa Burley.

If you operate a rock quarry in San Diego County, recent changes to the zoning ordinance reduce regulation that would restrict recycling.

On October 29, 2014, Project Cornerstone Representative, Dennis Fransway attended the San Diego County Board of Supervisors meeting.  The Board was asked to adopt the following:

  • Form of Ordinance for the amendment to the Zoning Ordinance, approve the introduction of the Ordinance (first reading);
  • Read the title and waive further reading of the Ordinance for the amendments to the County Code;
  • Adopt the revised standard "Defense and Indemnification Agreement" (POD 13-003), and;
  • Adopt the Ordinance to change the zoning classification of a certain property within the County related to the Property Zoning Map Cleanup 2013 (POD 13-014) (first reading).

The board approved the amendment.

Of the items included in the Zoning Ordinance update Section 6158.e., “Accessory Use Regulations, Civic, Commercial, Industrial, or Extractive Use Types” and to Section 7357 “Effect of Use Permit on Other Use of the Property” are of interest to the construction aggregates industry.

The updated Ordinance would amend the language as follows:

  • Section 6158. e. would allow recycling of salvaged concrete, asphalt and rock as a “by-right” accessory use without requiring an amendment to an existing use permit, subject to limitations, in conjunction with mining and processing use types, where rock crushing, asphalt production and/or concrete batching are occurring.
  • Section 7357 regulations would be amended to include a reference to Section 6158.e which is an exemption to allow for recycling of salvaged concrete, asphalt and rock in conjunction with related mining and processing land uses without need to amend an existing Use Permit.
  Recycled Asphalt Pavements  ( RAP) , Photo courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation

Recycled Asphalt Pavements (RAP), Photo courtesy of Minnesota Department of Transportation

The Board approved the item on October 29, 2014 and adopted the Ordinance for the County Code amendments on December 3, 2014.

The limitations referred to in 6158 require that the operations must conform to all existing permit restrictions and conditions.  The change allows a 10% increase in traffic and 25% increase in stockpiles.  However, no increase in the size of the mining and processing site shall be authorized without a permit amendment.