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20 Aug

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George Reed’s Paving Fleet Goes ‘High Tech’

August 20, 2014 | By | No Comments

George Reed Construction has a new addition to its’ paving fleet. It is a CAT AP1055E paver. This paver is equipped with leading-edge technology that reduces emissions, conserves fuel, automates mix delivery, minimizes tow point movement, and ultimately produces high quality mats. It also has exceptional visibility and comfort offered through duel swingout operating stations, fumes management and quiet operation to ensure the crew continues its productivity throughout the day. This high power machine will continue to provide superior quality workmanship and excellent customer service as is our constant goal here at George Reed Inc.

18 Aug

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Trillo and Nevills celebrate 5 years at George Reed

August 18, 2014 | By | No Comments

August marks the 5 year employment anniversary for 2 of our quality control staff. Arthur Trillo and Linda Nevills joined our Quality Control staff in August of 2009. In that time they have become certified technicians and have mastered the following test methods. Cal Trans Series 100,200,300, AASHTO and AC1. Arthur is the Lead QC Technician and Linda is QC Technician as well as Inventory Specialist. Congratulations on both of your Anniversaries and we appreciate all of your contributions in making George Reed successful.

13 Aug

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The Salvation Army does so much

August 13, 2014 | By | No Comments

George Reed Inc. donates to the Salvation Army because they are a reputable and respected charity. Each year we donate $500.00 to this great organization because of the work they do our community. The Salvation Army helps with children, the homeless, adult rehabilitation and disaster relief. In addition to the aforementioned services, they hold daily spiritual services as well.

We encourage you to reach out in your community and give to The Salvation Army.

01 Aug

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Boy Scouts get a hand from George Reed

August 1, 2014 | By | No Comments

George Reed was recently given the opportunity to be a part of a community service project for the Boy Scouts of America.

The Boy Scouts of America troop number 302 was recently presented with a task of upgrading the Student Court at Calaveras High School in San Andreas. The court is located between classrooms and is a major thoroughfare for the students. The area in question was all dirt and would get muddy in the rainy season. The Boy Scouts were asked to determine a way to clean up the area, making it more user friendly in inclement weather.

During the process, they did a cost estimate, comparing different methods such as concrete vs. crush rock. In the end, they determined that they could get a usable and cost effective method using crush rock for the area.  George Reed was able to donate the crush rock from our Clements Plant and Black Diamond Aggregates Trucking was able to donate the trucking. The project was a success and the students now have a much more user friendly Student Court. Thank you Boy Scouts of America troop number 302 for giving us the opportunity to help you achieve your goal.

31 Jul

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Mike Gourley honored for 30 years of service

July 31, 2014 | By | One Comment

Wednesday, July 30th 2014:  The staff at George Reed honored one of their own with a BBQ luncheon. Mike Gourley was honored for his 30 years of service with the company. Mike began his career with George Reed in 1984. He has worked as an Estimator and Project Manager and has been a key part of many projects that George Reed has performed over the years. Mike works mainly in the Sonora area these days. When asked if he had any plans on leaving the company? Mike answered “I am not going anywhere. I still have some good years left in me.”

Mike was also presented with a celebration book which also contained several amusing and notable quotes that Mike has been known to say to his co-workers over the years.

Thank you Mike for your many years of service and loyalty. We look for to many more to come.

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

22 Jul

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Out with the Old, In with the New

July 22, 2014 | By | No Comments

George Reed’s Jackson Valley Quarry, located in Ione CA, has recently experience a transformation from a 1964 model Jaw crusher to a new 2014 model. The 1964 Baxter Jaw Crusher has been crushing rock at the forefront of the Jackson Valley site for over 20 years. Thanks to the ingenuity of the world renowned company Metso and through the services of Compass Equipment Inc. we have been able to update our plant with a high quality 2014 model Metso C-140 (55 in x 42 in) Jaw Crusher. With the right tools in place one is able to minimize down time and reduce cost; and with the Metso C-140, that is just the case. Thanks to the integral design of the C-140, we now have the capability of making crushing adjustments in minutes for what used to take hours. The design of special rubber dampers and stoppers allow the crusher to run more quietly and also reduce wear and subsequent damage to the crusher’s structure and foundation. In less than 10 days with the help of GRI’s team of Operators, American Crane, Compass Equipment Inc., Layman Electric, and Metso we were able to transform our 1964 Jaw Crusher into a state of the art 2014 Jaw Crusher.

Blog written by: Cory Turney, GRI Plant Engineer

14 Jul

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Milestone: Matt Cavalero

July 14, 2014 | By | One Comment

Congratulations Matt on a decade at George Reed Inc.! Matt has been with GRI since July 12, 2004. He has worked as an estimator, project manager for our Construction Division. Here is how Matt described his GRI career.  “I’ve done everything on the construction side of things and had time with all 4 divisions.” He is a man of very few words. 😉

08 Jul

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Milestone: Rosie R. Martinez

July 8, 2014 | By | No Comments

Rosie Martinez started with the company in April of 1984 while she was still a student at Modesto Junior College.
She began as a receptionist, then an A/P Clerk and a Payroll Clerk, until the position of Contract Administrator was created. Rosie Martinez held that position for over 20 years.
Currently she is back in the Estimating Department supporting the Estimating Team with all their needs.
This April marked 30 years of service for Rosie with George Reed, Inc.

Thank you for all your service and dedication Rosie!!!

01 Jul

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Marr heads Business Development

July 1, 2014 | By | No Comments

Chris Marr

Chris Marr – Business Dev. for George Reed Inc.

We are proud to announce that Chris Marr will be taking the position of head of Business Development for George Reed Inc. His duties will include:

Develop and grow profitable business:

  • Analyze type of work (past years)
  • Prime vs sub
  • By client

Develop and maintain effective key Client relationships:

  • Rank clients
  • Developers/Property managers/Home builders/GC’s

Ensure business growth through directing and managing business development activities to ensure these are delivered in accordance with the organizational strategy:

  • PROACTIVE

Identify opportunities by researching industry and related publications and announcements:

  • Business times/Journal/ENR/City permit office/Architects

Locate or propose potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities:

Screen potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options, resolving internal priorities; recommending opportunities.

Protect organizations value by keeping information confidential:

  • CONTROL MESSAGE

Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications, maintain personal networks, participating in professional organizations:

  • BOC – Breakfast of Champions
  • Lunch O’ree
  • Webinars
  • Website roundtables

Good luck Chris we know you’ll do a great job!

CONTACT Chris:
Cell – 209-380-5092
Fax – 209-523-4927
Chris.marr@52.37.13.76

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