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GR receives award for Placerville Project

August 12, 2016 | By | No Comments

George Reed has received the American Public Works Associations (APWA) Historical Restoration & Preservation award for the “Placerville Main Street Rehab Phase 2 Project”.

The project included a variety of infrastructure improvements including underground utility systems, ADA compliance, asphalt repairs and overlay, sidewalk replacement and landscape features.

Project conditions where difficult due to the downtown location.  Accommodating the pedestrians and maintaining accessibility for the local businesses was a must.  George Reed worked nights, to accommodate everyone involved.

Working in an old downtown area like Placerville has many challenges and unforeseen conditions.  George Reed was able to keep the project on schedule and in budget, and provide cost saving methods that allowed the addition of four decorative cross walks.

10 Jun

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New GRI team member Keith Jones

June 10, 2016 | By | No Comments

It is our pleasure to announce that Keith Jones has joined our organization in the role of Private Works Manager. Keith has been in the construction industry for 20 years. He attended Chico State where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management.

After graduation he started his career with DSS as an estimator, and moved to the field as a superintendent.  He also spent time at Teichert Construction as an estimator and project manager.  He comes to us most recently from Goodfellow Top Grade Construction, where he spent the last 3 years as an Senior Estimator bidding private works projects. Keith is very excited to join the team and help expand George Reeds private works market.

Outside of work Keith enjoys spending time with his wife Kristy, and his two son’s Kole and Kayson.  The boys are very active in Baseball, Rugby & Soccer and therefore the family spends a lot of time at the boys sporting events. In their free time they like getting out on the lake.

Keith will be located at our George Reed Office and can be reached on his cell phone at 209-321-1503 or his desk phone at 209-557-3129.

Please join in welcoming Keith to our team.

11 Mar

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2016 Season Prep: Construction Foreman Training

March 11, 2016 | By | No Comments

In gearing up for another busy season, George Reed recently had a Construction Foreman Training session conducted by HCSS. The Program is an Estimating / Job Costing Program. The training covered topics such as Heavy Bid, Heavy Job, Dispatch and Equipment 360.

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.

08 Jul

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New Arrival at George Reed – I want my MTV!

July 8, 2015 | By | No Comments

George Reed has a new MTV to add to its’ fleet. It is a Material Transport Vehicle which is used in the process of laying asphalt. The material is dumped in front of the machine. The machine then picks up the material and runs it over a series of conveyors, remixing the material prior to being placed in the paver. This process is to alleviate clumping and segregation and distributes the heat throughout the load. Cal Trans is requiring the use of  MTV machine on certain jobs to insure that the material being used meets their specifications. The new MTV was immediately put to work on a Cal Trans Job on Highway 12 near Terminous.

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.”

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!

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.

21 Nov

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Grace under pressure for Munn & Perkins

November 21, 2014 | By | No Comments

 MSHA Inspection at M&P

Yesterday morning Munn & Perkins Plant was having a rough start to the day due to reasons beyond their control.  On top of that, things got more complicated when an inspector from MSHA showed up.  In the midst of off all the chaos the plant personnel continued moving forward and received a clean inspection.  This is the third NO CITATION inspection in a row for the folks at Munn & Perkins.  Their efforts to maintain a safe work environment are very commendable and they have achieved another brilliant inspection.

Keep up the excellent work!

Matt Smylie
Safety Coordinator

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