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11 Mar

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Construction Zone Flagger Training Class

March 11, 2017 | By | 3 Comments

The construction flagger is the first person that you encounter on a roadway jobsite and is often thought of as a “kick back” job. In actuality it is one of the most important and difficult positions on the jobsite. A flagger has a vital role in helping to protect their co-workers as well as the traveling public from the dangers and hazards that are present in highway and road construction projects.

George Reed employees recently participated in classes and are now certified flaggers for the upcoming construction season. We are looking forward to another busy and successful year. We are confident that our flaggers will keep our workers safe as well as the motorists they happen to encounter. Please feel free to wave at the flaggers as you pass through our jobsites and remember that they are there for the safety everyone.

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.

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.

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.

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.

13 Oct

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GRI Patch Demo

October 13, 2014 | By | No Comments

Recently the Production, Quality Control and Sales Staffs or George Reed Inc joined forces for a new product presentation. They introduced the new GRI Patch material in a demonstration that was attended by several local Agencies. The new material is a high performance cold mix material. It is made with a special oil binder that allows the material to be used in inclement weather. It performs at a higher standard than a conventional cold mix (cutback) and lasts much longer. For additional information regarding the GRI Patch, please contact Delwyn Falk at 209-747-0690.

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.

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