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09 Feb

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Drivers awarded for 50 years of service!

February 9, 2016 | By | One Comment

Randy Questo (Tuolumne Transit Mix) and Brad Burton (Calaveras Transit Mix) were awarded plaques for years of service to GR’s concrete supplier division.

It might come as a surprise to some that George Reed has a concrete (supplier) division!
Both drivers have given the company 25+ great years of dedicated service and are very well thought of in the Calaveras/Tuolumne County construction community.

29 Sep

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Rip Rap Season is upon us

September 29, 2015 | By | No Comments

Rip rap is used for rock slope protection on highways and embankments. Rip rap is used for levee repairs and maintenance throughout the Central Valley, Delta and Bay Area.

The smaller sizes of rip rap have the perfect use for culvert protection to dissipate storm water runoff.

We produce rip rap at two of our quarry locations. Table Mountain Quarry in Jamestown and Jackson Valley Quarry in Ione.

For information please contact Kathleen Williams at 209-202-8024.

16 Jul

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George Reed’s Quality Control Department Does It Again!

July 16, 2015 | By | No Comments

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has once again declared George Reed’s Regional Laboratory, located in Jamestown, California, as an Accredited Laboratory for testing. They reached Accreditation last year and have extended it for another 2 years. Congratulations to our Quality Control Team and thank you for all the hard work in making this happen. This is another fine example of how George Reed continues succeeding in providing our customers with the best quality products available.

29 Jun

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High praise for George Reed’s work on Highway 89 from a knowledgeable source

June 29, 2015 | By | No Comments

(reposted via http://www.calapa.net)

It’s one thing to derive satisfaction from a pavement job well done, including acceptance and prompt payment from the owner, experiencing the smooth ride on the finished product, and hearing an occasional compliment from a nearby resident or a business-owner. But its entirely something else to pass muster with Roger Smith, who has an exacting eye for detail, is a stickler for quality, and isn’t shy about speaking his mind.

Smith, a former senior materials engineer for Caltrans, the Asphalt Institute and onetime state asphalt pavement association executive, teaches the popular “Asphalt Pavement 101” classes for CalAPA when he isn’t helping out the Pavement Preservation Center at California State University, Chico. in numerous technical presentations and classes over the years, Smith is known for showing photos projects done right. as well as those where outcomes were less than ideal, and why. It’s all about learning from the mistakes of others and striving to deliver the best pavement project possible.

Recently Smith came upon a work being done on Highway 89 by CalAPA member George Reed Inc., and quickly fired off the following note to a couple of the company officials:

“I was in the Sierra last weekend and came across your paving projects on Highway 89 (10-Alp-89) near Highway 88,” Smith wrote. “I just want to compliment George Reed Inc. on what is a very nice paving job … very smooth, nice uniform texture and appearance, and great paving joints. The outside edges are nice clean lines and even the temporary markers are perfect. The whole job shows pride of workmanship. I noticed an MTV (Material Transfer Vehicle, or “shuttle buggy”) on site so I assume it was used for all that work, and contributed to the nice uniform look of the new HMA.”

The team at George Reed was especially pleased to hear the rave reviews on the $3 million project near Markleeville because it went through a major design change just prior to the pavement being placed. Caltrans originally designed the roadway improvements to include 3/4-inch Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA A) for pavement repairs, and a .10′ cap of 1/2-inch RHMA G (Rubberized Asphalt Pavement). As the project was about to get underway, Caltrans decided to change the design to 3/4-inch HMA A for pavement repairs and 1/2-inch HMA A 64-28 PM for the top lift. Even with the changes, once the paving got underway the finished product spoke for itself.

“Taking into consideration the unique geographical location of this project, along with its proximity to George Reed Inc’s Asphalt Plant, things went extraordinarily well,” said George Reed Project Manager Dave Cox. “It’s the effective partnering relationships with Caltrans District 10 engineers and consultants that makes projects like these successful.”

03 May

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Mariposa County gets an upgrade!

May 3, 2015 | By | No Comments

George Reed Inc. was contracted by Mariposa County to provide emergency access throughout county maintained gravel roads. These roads were re-shaped, graded, and compacted with our grading operations. GRI then paved with our CAT Asphalt Paver-1055E track paver. We paved full width to a maximum of 20’ to achieve a smooth safe access for fire emergency vehicles in rural foothills where potential wild fires can cross ridges and leave no access for firefighting equipment.  The pictures here show George Reed’s capability to pave full width rural steep windy hillside roads. GRI has the right equipment, resources, and  knowledgeable people to get difficult jobs like these done under budget and on time.

30 Apr

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GR wins award for Galt Roundabout

April 30, 2015 | By | No Comments

The 2015 Construction Management Project Award winners have been announced. In the Transportation $5 to $15 MM category, the Twin Cities Road Roundabout Project has been announced as the winner. The owner is City of Galt, Psomas is the Construction Manager, Omni-Means is the Engineer and George Reed is the Contractor. The awards will be presented at a banquet at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco on May 21st, 2015. Congratulations to all the winners!

13 Mar

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Turlock intersection upgrade in progress

March 13, 2015 | By | No Comments

The project is an intersection signalization.  GRI is a sub-contractor to St Francis Electric.  GRI is performing ADA upgrades and reconfiguration of Pedestrian Ramps, Reconfiguration of a median island to Turn E Zeering Rd into a one way street.  Additionally the relocation of a fire Hydrant and repair of ponding areas in the left turn pocket on west bound Christoffersen Pkwy.  GRI portion of work will be complete this week with total project completion in about 2 weeks.

02 Feb

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Turlock irrigation gets bolstered

February 2, 2015 | By | No Comments

This picture is of RSP (rock slope protection) being placed on the slope of the new regulating reservoir being constructed for TID (Turlock Irrigation District).  The reservoir will help regulate/maximize water delivery efficiencies of laterals 7 and 8.

This is the second phase of larger project that was started late last year.  The project is located in Hilmar on the south east side of town and is slated to be completed before the 2015 irrigation season begins.

21 Jan

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Reed takes flight in Galt

January 21, 2015 | By | No Comments

We decided to get some aerial footage via a drone on our rehab of Spring Street in Galt, CA. This was quite a unique perspective. The footage provided (ShadowQuad) provides our clients with a look into how we work in scope and scale. Although foggy conditions prevailed, we think this is a preview of good things to come.

16 Jan

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New Arrival at George Reed

January 16, 2015 | By | No Comments

George Reed’s Jackson Valley Quarry recently received a special delivery. It is a new CAT 349F Excavator with a rock breaker attachment. This will enable it to produce more rip rap materials and better help meet our customer needs.

Please contact our Aggregate Sales Representative, Kathleen Williams at 209-202-8024 for all questions regarding pricing and availability on all rip rap and aggregate products.

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