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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.

30 Jul

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GR gets Ergonomics Training to reduce injuries

July 30, 2015 | By | No Comments

George Reed Staff Personnel receive Dynamic Ergonomics Training that helps office professionals beat Repetitive Stress Injuries and Back Pain. The Sittingsafe® training is a new generation of job-specific, on-site ergonomics training. Designed to reduce office-based injuries such as repetitive stress injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome, Sittingsafe is geared to those who work with computers or perform other job activities while in a seated position. The training consisted of:

1. Job site analysis/pre-assessment.

2.  Design and customization of workshop.

3. Introduction – Get employees to understand the program and become motivated to be responsible for their own wellness.

4. Employees learn proper office ergonomics and other pertinent information to prevent harmful accumulation of physical stress that leads to pain, fatigue and injury.

5. Sittingsafe 3-minute stretching routine.

6. Practical learning module – each participant gets to apply what they learned to ensure they can set up any workstation properly for their bodies.

Cumulative Trauma Disorders are a result of continuous stress on the body. The key to preventing these costly injuries is to reduce the amount of stress incurred on a daily basis by properly adapting the environment to be more user-friendly, correcting improper biomechanics and through a proper stretching routine, rid the body of accumulated stress.

The class was conducted by Dougg Gerard, IPS
209-333-2401,
10 W Locust Street
Lodi, CA  95240

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.”

07 Mar

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George Reed is gearing up for another Season!

March 7, 2015 | By | No Comments

This week the foreman and project managers at George Reed were involved in various training meetings in preparation for the upcoming construction season. CPR Training as well as USA and confined space training were on the agenda. As always, safety is at the forefront of all training and George Reed is looking forward to another great season.

19 Feb

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Reed hosts MSHA annual refesher

February 19, 2015 | By | No Comments

This week George Reed hosted MSHA Annual Refresher training at the Carseum in the Modesto yard.  Other companies attending included Basic Resources, GCU, 711, and Layman Electric.  The 8 hour annual refresher is requirement of MSHA for operators to provide to their employees.  The training revolves around miner safety and health, best practices, hazards in mining, and recent fatalities.  This year, as in past years, CalOSHA Mining and Tunneling Unit’s state grantee Mark Hirzy led the training with informative videos, PowerPoint presentations, and educational games.  Approximately 110 people received training over the two days.

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.

24 Nov

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GR’s End of Season Lunch

November 24, 2014 | By | No Comments

The management team of George Reed prepared an end of season luncheon for 100 Employees last Friday. Lead by head chef Ed Berlier, they prepared a feast fit for a king. In a speech given by

Construction Manager Ron Smith, Ron states “We would like to thank everyone for all their hard work to help make this past year a success.” 

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