AEMA (Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association) — http://www.aema.org
Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA) is a proactive organization dedicated to the advancement of the asphalt emulsion industry, constantly focusing on system preservation and the construction of the world’s infrastructure. AEMA exists to promote the increased and more efficient use of asphalt emulsions. Since 1973, the Association has served as a forum for discussion, a clearinghouse of information, and a platform of action for the asphalt emulsion industry. Through its meetings, seminars, website, and publications, AEMA has helped to bring state-of-the-art asphalt emulsion technology to all parts of the world.
Asphalt Interlayer Association (AIA) — http://www.aia-us.org
AIA believes that most “failures” in interlayer performance are the direct result of one or a combination of the above key elements. By improving construction inspection and lay down procedures as well as knowledge base, the entire industry will benefit from improved long-term system performance. Through a coordinated effort of various industry experts, AIA has produced a QC/QA manual detailing the critical design, specification and inspection guidelines, equipment and tolerance limits for system quality control.
Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) — http://www.fhwa.dot.gov
FHWA provides stewardship over the construction, maintenance and preservation of the Nation’s highways, bridges and tunnels. FHWA also conducts research and provides technical assistance to state and local agencies in an effort to improve safety, mobility, and livability, and to encourage innovation.
Foundation for Pavement Preservation (FP²) — http://www.fp2.org
FP2 Inc. supports the adoption of pavement preservation at all levels of government, and work to ensure pavement preservation becomes a part of road programs from coast-to-coast. FP2 invites you to browse these pages to learn more about pavement preservation, and view our quarterly magazine, Pavement Preservation Journal.
International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) — http://www.slurry.org
Founded in 1963, the International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) is a nonprofit association dedicated to the interests, education and success of slurry seal, micro surfacing, chip sealing and crack treatment professionals and corporations around the world. Internationally recognized as the authority in asphalt slurry surfacing technology, ISSA promotes the highest standards of ethics and quality while providing its members with information, technical assistance and ongoing opportunities for networking and professional development.
Reed & Graham, Inc. — http://www.rginc.com
Our Founder Charles E. “Ted” Reed entered the construction business with his brother George in the 1920s. While operating in the Central Valley of California the hard working brothers stayed active building levees and grading and paving roadways. In the 1930s Ted ventured out on his own turning his focus toward the Road Oil business in the San Jose area. Operating first as Calaveras Construction and then C.E. Reed Company, Ted purchased the same property our Corporate Headquarters sits on today.
Following World War II, our current Chairman of the Board Gerald R. Graham, Sr. joined his father-in-law Ted at C.E. Reed Company. Mr. Graham, a graduate of Santa Clara University helped guide the company into the Asphalt Manufacturing business in 1947.
In the 1950s C.E. Reed Company grew in production and services to the point where in 1955 the Company incorporated as Reed & Graham, Inc. By the end of the decade Reed & Graham, Inc. had erected the fabled “Twin Towers” Hot Plant at their San Jose location. The “Twin Towers” were capable of producing the 100,000 tons of Asphalt per year needed to meet the demands of the growing Santa Clara County.
By the mid 1970s Reed & Graham, Inc. had modernized its San Jose Hot Plant, added a second Hot Plant location in Santa Clara, and grown its Road Oil spreading fleet. The company management team also expanded with the addition of Gerald R. “Gerry” Graham, Jr. and Stephen “Reed” Graham. To combat the rising cost of asphalt and road oil products, Reed & Graham, Inc. installed its first Emulsion Manufacturing Plant. The facility proved so successful that in 1977, under the direction of Norman R. Aguirre, Vice President and General Manager, Reed & Graham, Inc. decided to purchase a facility to distribute emulsion in northern California and, particularly, in the Sacramento area. The distributor fleet and transport fleet were also expanded to boost sales of the products in Sacramento and the entire northern California region.
The early 1980s marked the invention and distribution of OverKote, our trademark asphalt pavement sealer. OverKote continues to be the standard from which others are judged in the Seal Coat Industry.
Increasing raw material costs in the 80s and 90s along with demands from environmental agencies to recycle certain materials prompted Reed & Graham, Inc. to diversify its operations and strategies to remain competitive in the industry. The construction of a crushing plant for the recycling of broken and discarded asphalt was the first step toward alternative technology. The inclusion of Recycled Aggregates in Asphalt Mixes also satisfied environmental concerns by reducing the waste stream of certain discarded sources.
The Geosynthetics Division was formed in the mid 1990s to further Reed & Graham Inc.’s involvement in areas of environmental technologies. Under the leadership of Vice President Dave Smiley, the Geosynthetics Division has been a national leader in Geotextile Sales, Erosion Control Materials and Storm Water Technology.
In June 1996 Gerry Graham, Jr. was named President and Chief Executive Officer and Stephen Reed Graham was named Executive Vice President for the Corporation. With our Third generation of family leadership firmly in place Gerald R. Graham, Sr., who had served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1972 to 1996, ascended to his current position as Chairman of the Board.
President & CEO Gerry Graham Jr.’s renewed vision for long term Company success led to a major San Jose Hot Plant refurbishment in 2010. The 2010 plant upgrades included installation of the latest manufacturing technology and a new aggregate stockpiling system. Additional investments in environmentally efficient technologies have bolstered Reed & Graham Inc.’s commitment to our community.
As we forge forward into a new century the Graham Family strives daily to provide a safe enduring work place for our employees while offering quality products and service to our customers.
Asphalt Sealcoat Manufacturers Association (ASMA) — http://www.sealcoatmfg.org
Website under construction.
California Chip Seal Association (CCSA) — http://www.chipseal.org
Website under construction.