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.

RCP Block & Brick's Walker Preserve Reclamation Project Receives Positive Response From Local Residents

Written by Alyssa Burley.

RCP Block and Brick's Walker Preserve reclamation project is getting a positive response from both Santee's residents and the local news media.

Reporter Jeff Zevely from CBS News 8 recently visited the award-winning Walker Preserve to promote the project's positive impacts on the community.

"If you want to let your kids run wild, walk your dog, ride your bike, ride your horse, or catch a fish, the answer is 'yes'," Zevely says about the Walker Preserve Trail.

This Santee treasure was made possible through RCP Block & Brick's sand mining operation and reclamation project that took place along the San Diego River.

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=&

Local Construction Aggregates Build New YMCA Facility

Written by Alyssa Burley.

Robertson's, a San Diego construction aggregate producer, was seen pouring concrete for the new Copley-Price Family YMCA in the Mid City community of San Diego.  The facility is scheduled to open in January 2015.

Photos by Crystal Howard

Facility Specs:

  • Aquatics Center: One indoor and one outdoor lap and competition pool with splash pad
  • 7,500 square foot fitness center with cross-training and free weights
  • Three group exercise studios with one dedicated to studio cycling
  • Teen Center
  • Community Meeting Room
  • Soccer Arena
  • Gymnasium with a full size basketball court
  • Family Picnic Area
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Social Lobby
  • Computer Lab
  • School-age child care center
  • Preschool
  • On-site, enclosed parking garage with 300 parking spaced and room dedicated for bicycles.
  • The new Y will be a "Silver LEED" certified facility.

Facility information courtesy of Copley-Price Family YMCA.

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

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.

Ancient Building Material Is Still Used In Downtown San Diego Construction

Written by Alyssa Burley.

In November, Hanson Aggregates trucks were lined up to pour concrete in Downtown San Diego.  Concrete is an ancient building material that is still used in many construction projects around the world.

Did you know:

  • The ancient Romans were the first civilization to use concrete as a building material.  Built by the Romans between 118 - 128 AD, the Pantheon's dome is the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world.  And, we still use concrete in nearly all building projects today!
  • Concrete is used to build highways, bridges, retaining walls, sidewalks, roads, high-rise building, foundations, and even kitchen counter tops!
  • Concrete is the number one building material in the world.  It is used twice as much as all other building materials combined. (ECOSMART)
 Photo by Crystal Howard.

Photo by Crystal Howard.

  Pantheon.  Photo courtesy of  www.reizen-ts.net.

Pantheon. Photo courtesy of  www.reizen-ts.net.

More fun facts about concrete may be found at www.sciencewithkids.com and www.nrmca.org.

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

Hanson's Truck Makes Appearance In SANDAG September Newsletter

Written by Alyssa Burley.

The San Diego Association of Governments' (SANDAG) September newsletter was released September 30, 2014.

In the latest issue, an article about transportation bonds pictured a Hanson Aggregates truck to illustrate the transportation improvements made by the sale of $350 million in tax-exempt, fixed-rate bonds.

 Photo courtesy of  SANDAG

Photo courtesy of SANDAG

The local San Diego construction aggregates industry plays a vital role in maintaining  our transportation infrastructure. 

Construction aggregates are sand, gravel and crushed stone used to make common building materials like concrete and asphalt, among many other applications. 

While local supplies of construction aggregates are key to keeping transportation project costs low, the County is facing a shortage.  This means the cost to ship the needed materials to San Diego will raise the cost of every project.

San Diego County has plenty of material to satisfy demand, though.  Production is slowed by the lack of new mine site permits.

Permitting of new construction aggregate sites is essential to maintain local transportation infrastructure at a reasonable cost to tax payers.

Local Producers Working to Improve Our Neighborhoods

Written by Alyssa Burley.

Superior Ready Mix was spotted yesterday in a community off of Monroe Street near Kensington.  In preparation for repaving the street for this neighborhood, they were removing the existing pothole filled pavement into trucks.  This original material will then be recycled and reused to provide new pavement for this community.

  Photo by Crystal Howard.

Photo by Crystal Howard.

Did you know?

  • 95% of asphalt used to pave roads is made up of sand, gravel and rock.
  • Up to 40% of new asphalt pavement could consist of recycled asphalt.
  • Porous asphalt is an environmentally friendly tool for stormwater management.
  • American taxpayers save over $1.5 billion per year by recycling asphalt.

For more fun facts about asphalt, visit www.asphaltfacts.com.

Send your pictures and description of the job to pics@project-cornerstone.org.