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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.

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.

27 May

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Table Mountain Exceeds Air Quality Standards

May 27, 2016 | By | No Comments

We installed a Baghouse, Dust Storage Silo, Knockout Box, Burner, and Mineral Return System with a surge and weigh hopper. All of the equipment except the Burner are Stansteel Products. The burner is a Hauck Megastar Burner. The personnel/Contractors that assisted in the installation include GRI Plant Operators, GRI Concrete Crew, Layman Electric, Stansteel, American Crane.

The baghouse supplies air to the asphalt plant and remove exhaust and dust created by the process of drying aggregates and mixing asphalt. The baghouse allows our asphalt plant to exceed EPA and Tuolumne County Air District standards

The equipment allows GRI to be more environmentally aware and energy aware in our asphalt production process. Where before we were wasting 3-5% of all aggregate products, now we have a full recovery system that allows us to recover and refeed that 3-5% as mineral filler product. The equipment has greatly reduced our air born emissions while increasing the quality of our asphalt mix.

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.

24 Aug

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New Loader for Table Mountain

August 24, 2015 | By | No Comments

George Reed Table Mountain Plant recently gained a new loader to the fleet. The loader is a CAT 982M. It is a smaller loader, but still has the ability to single pass load outbound trucks. The upside is the fuel usage savings. The loader is forecast to use approximately 50% less fuel than the loader that it is replacing. Welcome to the team!

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

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.

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

05 Sep

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GR’s Accounting Team has a Blast!!!

September 5, 2014 | By | No Comments

The accounting staff for George Reed (Basic Resources) recently took a field trip to the Jackson Valley Quarry in Ione. They were given a tour to help let them get a behind the scenes look at the workings of the quarry. They were given a tour of the plant along with an explanation of the production process. At the end of the tour they were able to see an actual blast. The accounting staff enjoyed the tour and all felt that it was helpful with their own job responsibilities.

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