Forbes Names Granite One of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers for the Fourth Consecutive Year

WATSONVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Granite (NYSE:GVA) announced today it has been named by Forbes as one of America’s
Best Mid-Size Employers
for the fourth year in a row. The annual
Forbes ranking honors employers based on an independent survey asking
how likely employees would be to recommend their employer—and other
employers in their respective industries—to someone else.

“Being named as one of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers for the fourth
year in a row is a distinct honor made possible because of our
employees,” said Granite President and Chief Executive Officer, James H.
Roberts. “We have the best people in the industry. By living our Core
Values, our employees cultivate an environment others want to join.”

Forbes, in partnership with,
conducted an anonymous survey of over 50,000 U.S. employees working for
large and mid-size U.S. firms, divisions of international companies or
institutions to compile the list. Respondents were asked to rate 30 work
related attributes grouped in terms of atmosphere, compensation and
diversity to ascertain if the employers make their employees feel
secure, understood, needed and inspired.

About Granite

Through its offices and subsidiaries nationwide, Granite Construction
Incorporated (NYSE: GVA) is a full-suite provider in the transportation,
water infrastructure and mineral exploration markets. Granite, America’s
Infrastructure Company, is an award-winning firm in safety, quality and
environmental stewardship, and has been honored as one of the World’s
Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for ten consecutive
years. Granite is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is part of
the S&P MidCap 400 Index, the MSCI KLD 400 Social Index and the Russell
2000 Index. For more information, visit


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Source: Granite Construction Incorporated