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May 5, 2017

Survey: Stoneway Concrete

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Stoneway supplied concrete for the Elliott Bay Seawall project in Seattle.

Specialty: Ready-mix concrete

Management: Greg McKinnon, operations manager

Founded: 1928

Headquarters: Seattle

2016 revenues: N/A

Projected 2017 revenues: N/A

Projects: Southport Hyatt Regency Lake Washington hotel, Renton; Tilt49 office building, Seattle

Greg McKinnon, operations manager at Stoneway, answered questions about his company.

Q: What type of projects is Stoneway focusing on?

A: Commercial buildings (office, hotel) and multifamily (apartments).

Q: Has Stoneway shifted its focus to any new sectors in recent years?

A: No.

Q: Stoneway has been in business almost 90 years; what are the keys to your success?

A: Family values, developing long-term relationships, focusing on providing great customer service and the highest quality products; and hiring the best people.

Q: Name one interesting project Stoneway has worked on recently.

A: Elliott Bay Seawall.

Q: What sort of challenges did Stoneway run into on the seawall project?

A: We did not have any challenges on the seawall. It was a pretty straight forward project from our perspective.

Q: How has Stoneway responded to the increase in construction activity in recent years?

A: We have hired staff to return to 2008 levels.

Q: What is your staff level?

A: We are currently around 130 employees.

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