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18 Nov


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Jackson Valley Quarry is Flawless!

November 18, 2014 | By | No Comments

Jackson Valley Quarry received an MSHA inspection starting yesterday Thursday 11/13 and ending today, Friday 11/14.

NO CITATIONS were issued during this inspection!!!!  As you all know it is very difficult to go through an MSHA inspection without receiving a citation.

The inspector was extremely impressed with the condition of the plant and equally impressed with the positive attitudes of all the miners he spoke to.

This is a great accomplishment for all the troops at JVQ. Congratulations!!!

Chuck Simpson
Safety Manager

17 Oct


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River Oaks moving right along

October 17, 2014 | By | No Comments

River Oaks: This project is a subdivision by Elliott Homes at the intersection of Marichal Way at Kilebrew in Galt CA. George Reed crews work late into the day to lay the curb and gutter. The project is slated to finish in December of 2015.

07 Oct


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Congratulations Frank!

October 7, 2014 | By | No Comments

We would like to congratulate Frank Rocha for 15 years of service. Frank came to George Reed in 1999 as the Foreman for the Table Mountain Quarry. Frank says that he has witnessed lots of growth at George Reed and has been involved with Plant Expansion projects. Thank you Frank for all your years of service.

18 Sep


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Reed now accredited for “Super Pave”

September 18, 2014 | By | No Comments

George Reed Inc. is now AASHTO and Caltrans accredited for Super Pave

George Reed currently holds accreditations in AASHTO and Caltrans for testing. Congratulations to the technical staff of George Reed, and thank you for all the hard work you guys put into making this happen. Now let’s go test some Hot Mix!

02 Sep


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George Reed partners with FHWA to demonstrate ‘safety edge’ on pavements

September 2, 2014 | By | No Comments

CalAPA member George Reed Inc. partnered with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and local agencies to conduct a demonstration last week of a “safety edge” pavement treatment.

The Aug. 28 paving demonstration near Sonora in Tuolumne County was attended by more than 30 industry and agency personnel who wanted to get an up-close look at the paving equipment and technique that creates a 30-degree angled edge to pavement shoulders.

The FHWA, as part of its “Every Day Counts” safety and efficiency

Observers watch a ‘safety edge’ demonstration last week in Tuolumne County.
efforts, are promoting the implementation of the sloped pavement edge at shoulders of rural roads as a safety measure. The agency says the edge can be less jarring for motorists who drift off the road and over-correct, veering into oncoming traffic or off the road.

While no exact figures exist, Ken Kochevar of the FHWA said that perhaps 300 such fatal accidents per year in California are as a result of vehicles leaving the roadway due to abrupt pavement shoulder changes, which are sometimes caused when shoulder backing is eroded.

Last week’s paving demonstration took place on a local road in Tuolume County, and local, state and federal agency personnel participated. For the paving demonstration, the George Reed paving crew had two different attachments bolted on to the paving machine.

For more information on safety edge, click HERE.

28 Jul


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Reed rock plants pass surprise inspections

July 28, 2014 | By | No Comments

As you may know we operate 3 Rock Plants that fall under the jurisdiction of the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA). During the year all these plants receive two, unannounced safety inspections from Federal MSHA Inspectors, these inspections are comprehensive and rigorous and can last for days, and nothing is overlooked including the required paperwork. Anyone who has experienced one of these inspections knows how difficult it is not to receive at least one or two citations before it’s over, as a matter of fact, receiving one or two citations is considered a good inspection.

This week we had back to back MSHA inspection, first at the Munn & Perkins Plant and the second at the Table Mountain Plant……….NO CITATION were issued during either inspection!!!!! This is a great accomplishment for all the troops at both plants…….CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Chuck Simpson
Safety Manager
George Reed, Inc