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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.

17 Feb



Joint winter training with Twining Laboratories

February 17, 2016 | By | 3 Comments

George Reed and Twining Laboratories embark on their joint winter training season, covering all aspects of Material testing, HMA Plant inspection and production, Stockpile management, Crushing and Screening efficiencies, HMA density and placement inspection and various other important topics associated with Quality Control. Training began in November of 2015 and will conclude in March of 2016, a special thanks to Twining for hosting the first part of training this season!

07 Dec


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Available: Entrance Rock

December 7, 2015 | By | No Comments

George Reed’s Table Mountain Plant and Jackson Valley Quarry are prime suppliers for SWWPP approved entrance / track out rock. Located in Jamestown and Ione, each quarry is prepared to supply you with your required construction site rock to keep your projects neat and in compliance. For sales assistance, please contact Kathleen Williams at 209-202-8024 or at Kathleen.williams@

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.

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!

21 May


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GR’s Safety is Solid: MSHA Inspections Passed!

May 21, 2015 | By | No Comments

We had two MSHA inspections in the last week, the first being at Munn & Perkins. The inspection began on Thursday, May 7th and concluded on Tuesday, May 12th.  The second was at Table Mountain beginning Wednesday, May 13th and concluding Thursday, May 14th. There were NO Citations issued during either of these inspections. This is a strong testament to the dedication to safety by Ramon Lopez and Frank Rocha and their troops.  This follows the no citation inspection at Jackson Valley Quarry two weeks ago.
This completes all of our MSHA inspections for this fiscal year. Last year, we made tremendous progress in reducing our citation rate at all three Plants resulting in 4 no citation inspections and a total of 4 minor citations for the year. This year we have surpassed last year’s great accomplishment; of the 6 inspection, 5 resulted in no citation inspections and ending the year with only 2 minor citations, of which only one was issued to the plants.

Without the dedication of all the troops at the plants, from management on down, this level of excellence would be unachievable.  It takes everyone working together, communicating, and respect for each other to continue in maintaining this culture of success.  Let’s keep moving forward in creating a better and safer work place.  Congratulations!

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 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

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