Geneva Rock Products http://genevarock.com Supplier of ready-mixe concrete, sand and gravel, asphalt, and more Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:44:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 52181677 Geneva Rock Names Shane Albrecht VP of Construction http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-names-shane-albrecht-vp-construction/ http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-names-shane-albrecht-vp-construction/#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:10:33 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=2513 →]]> New Vice President Position Appointed as Company Growth Expands Construction Services Division

Murray, Utah, April 26, 2017 /PRNEWSWIRE/– Geneva Rock – a construction materials and services organization – announced today that Shane Albrecht, PE, has been named Vice President of Area Construction Operations. Albrecht joins Nathan Schellenberg, Vice President of Specialty Construction Operations, in managing the company’s construction divisions which provide earthwork, utility, and road-building and asphalt and concrete paving services across the intermountain west.

Albrecht will oversee area construction operations for Geneva Rock, which includes general construction, excavation, utility work, grading, as well as project management teams.

“Shane is a seasoned construction professional, a respected leader and a valuable asset of this company,” said Jim Golding, President of Geneva Rock. “We are excited to add an executive of Shane’s caliber to our leadership team, where he will continue, no doubt, to make extraordinary contributions to this company.”

Albrecht has worked for Geneva Rock Products for 18 years, most recently in his role as Area Manager of Construction. Notable projects include: grading and paving of the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele County, Utah; Interstate 84 reconstruction between Mountain Green and Morgan in Morgan County, Utah; and the $100 million Legacy Parkway Segment 3 project in Davis County, Utah.

Prior to his career with the company, he worked as an engineer for Sandy City and as a project manager with Savage Asphalt Paving. Albrecht attended the University of Utah where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

 

About Geneva Rock

Since 1954 Geneva Rock has been a top supplier of ready-mixed concrete, sand and gravel, asphalt, and construction services along the Wasatch front. Geneva Rock has a history of providing friendly, on-time service, quality products, and a time-honored level of professionalism that can’t be beat. Geneva Rock is the largest supplier of ready-mix concrete in the State of Utah due largely to the quality of its materials and its dedication to quality customer service. As a major employer in Utah, Geneva Rock has over 1,050 employees and its parent company, Clyde Companies, has over 3,500 employees.

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Geneva Rock Participates in Neighborhood Service Project for Keller Family http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-participates-neighborhood-service-project-keller-family/ http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-participates-neighborhood-service-project-keller-family/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:58:57 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=2484 →]]> Every single day, we see people in our community step up. And, step up big. It’s an amazing part of the culture we live in and we are proud to help play a part in the millions of hours of volunteer service dedicated to improving the lives of our friends in our community.

At Geneva Rock, we are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with customers, employees and community members to help out where our talents and services prove most useful.

Recently, we had the privilege to donate labor and materials on a backyard project for a very deserving family. BYUtv captured the project as part of their Random Acts television series.  You can view the Keller project here: Random Acts: Backyard Blitz

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Major Utah Employer, Geneva Rock Products, Makes Investment of Over $8 million in Cleaner Air Technologies http://genevarock.com/major-utah-employer-geneva-rock-products-makes-investment-8-million-cleaner-air-technologies/ http://genevarock.com/major-utah-employer-geneva-rock-products-makes-investment-8-million-cleaner-air-technologies/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:10:08 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=2423 →]]> Company Purchases New Fleet of 25 Eco-Friendly Natural Gas Ready-Mix Concrete Trucks and Installs a New CNG Fueling Station

South Salt Lake, UT— First in its industry, Geneva Rock Products invests over $8 million in a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station and fleet of 25 CNG Ready-Mix Concrete Trucks. The new fueling station is located on their property in South Salt Lake, and can fill all 25 trucks simultaneously. The new cleaner-running CNG fleet has significantly lower emissions than its diesel counterparts: 50% less fine particulate matter and 90% less carbon monoxide. Geneva Rock’s investment into clean air and sustainable practices is even more significant as it is among the largest air quality investments made by any construction company in the state of Utah.

“We all share ownership and responsibility for Utah’s air quality. We applaud Geneva Rock for leading its industry by making this significant investment in new clean natural gas concrete trucks to help contribute to a better air quality solution,” said Ted Wilson, executive director at Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR). “There is no silver bullet to solving Utah’s air quality, but every small change adds to a collective bigger step toward better health, a better economy and better overall quality of life for all of us.”

“Geneva Rock is excited to announce a new eco-friendlier fleet of 25 CNG Ready-Mix concrete trucks and a new innovative CNG fueling station. Lowering our emissions is of upmost importance to us as a company and guides our overall operating decisions,” said Jim Golding, president at Geneva Rock. “This specific purchase and installation is just part of the company’s overall clean air initiative, in which the company has already invested more than $30 million to lower emissions and improve Utah’s air quality.”

Geneva Rock Products materials are found in buildings across the Wasatch Front. When considering materials for streets and interstate infrastructure, it is estimated that 50% of the roadways from Brigham City to Santaquin have been produced with Geneva Rock material.

“It is important to Utah and the local economy to have proactive businesses do what they can to help resolve our air quality issues. Geneva Rock is one of those companies that has continually invested in clean air technologies for their operations,” said Senator Gene Davis, minority leader at Utah State Senate. “I am proud to have this installation and new fleet of concrete trucks in my district as they service the entire Wasatch Front.”

“We commend Geneva Rock for its commitment to clean air in Utah,” said Brad Markus, customer relations general manager at Questar Gas. “The company’s investment in a clean-fueled fleet and onsite compressed natural gas fueling station is an excellent example of how a business demonstrates leadership when it comes to being a good environmental steward and in using an American-produced fuel.”

Geneva Rock’s CNG trucks will be the largest fleet of concrete mixers in the state, and perhaps the only one. Geneva Rock is the first ready-mix contractor to own and operate a natural gas filling station in the state of Utah. The CNG filling station and fleet are just part of the company’s $30 million clean air initiative to help improve Utah’s air quality.

“Geneva Rock is always looking for ways to give back to our city, making them a true community partner,” said Mayor Cherie Wood at City of South Salt Lake. “We are excited they have been so proactive in their investment to help clean our air. Thank you Geneva Rock for caring about the health of all of our residents.”

In addition to this announcement, Geneva Rock donated $25,000 to the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) to support their grants and education programs in 2017.

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About Geneva Rock Products

Since 1954 Geneva Rock has been a top supplier of ready-mixed concrete, sand and gravel, asphalt, and construction services along the Wasatch front. Geneva Rock has a history of providing quality products, friendly service that is on-time, and a level of professionalism that still exists today. Geneva Rock is the largest supplier of ready-mix concrete in the State of Utah due largely to the quality of its materials and its dedication to quality materials. As a major employer in Utah, Geneva Rock has over 1,000 employees and their parent company Clyde Companies has over 3,500 employees.

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Geneva Rock Receives Triad Award for I-80 Reconstruction Project http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-receives-triad-award-80-reconstruction-project/ http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-receives-triad-award-80-reconstruction-project/#respond Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:09:25 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=2345 →]]> This spring, Hanley Wood announced that Geneva Rock’s I-80; Silver Creek to Wanship Reconstruction project is the winner of the 2016 Triad Award. The Triad Award is a national recognition sponsored by Concrete Construction, The Concrete Producer, and Public Works magazines and cement and concrete producer LafargeHolcim.

“Each year we seek out the top public projects that exemplify innovation in concrete construction techniques, materials, and teamwork,” says Bill Palmer, editorial director. “This group of entries is truly impressive.” The Triad Award program honors projects executed by close collaboration between concrete contractors, suppliers, and public entities and exhibiting a significant degree of innovation and sustainability.

Hanley Wood’s editors and LafargeHolcim representatives presented the 2016 Triad Award to the project team on Feb. 2nd at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas.

The following articles were written about Geneva Rock’s Triad Award and the innovative concrete techniques employed on the I-80; Silver Creek to Wanship Reconstruction Project.

TCP – Interstate 80 Reconstruction: Silver Creek Junction to Wanship, UT

Concrete Construction – 2016 Triad Award Winner: Elevating Concrete Pavement Design

Public Works Magazine – Safe Passage

Public Works Magazine – Avoiding a Slippery Slope

Hanley Wood – Triad Award Winner Press Release

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Customer Success: Cabela’s Distribution Center in Tooele http://genevarock.com/customer-success-cabelas-600000-sf-distribution-center-tooele/ http://genevarock.com/customer-success-cabelas-600000-sf-distribution-center-tooele/#respond Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:48:51 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=2333

In 2015, Cabela’s selected Big-D Construction to start work on a 600,000-square-foot warehouse in Tooele, Utah for product distribution throughout the Western United States. Geneva Rock Products was asked to provide the 30,000 cubic yards of concrete needed for the facility, which included tilt-up concrete walls and a super-flat concrete floor for Cabela’s automated, laser-guided retrieval equipment.

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Geneva Rock on Instagram: Winter 2016 http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-on-instagram-winter-2016/ http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-on-instagram-winter-2016/#respond Sat, 19 Mar 2016 18:27:51 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=2279

We love to show off the amazing photos taken by our employees, customers, partners and community members. To have your photos included in our monthly post, use the hashtag #genevarock in your public Instagram posts.

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9′ wide steps going up to the front porch today with a broom finish. – Captured by @tysonfox

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Captured by @concretepumpingdcp

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The point of the mountain with the sun burning over Timpanogos. – Captured by @emm_hemm

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Just needs a hardhat and boots! – Captured by @tiffles76

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Building roads this morning, stockpiling for winter its a good feeling. – Captured by @ericisaacson

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Today’s driveway in #sandyutah. Your circle turned out good @Kade_Patten. #genevarock #foxconcrete #tgif #bluehouse – Captured by @foxconcrete

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Three of the state’s finest… Sure is great working with the best. #dudleyconcretepumping #foxconcrete #genevarock #utah – Captured by @shaynescottanderson

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2 days in a row of early mornings and laser screeds. #genevarock – Captured by @ericisaacson

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Nothing beats a good early morning pour to get the blood pumping. #genevarock – Captured by @erisaacson

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That just happened. #genevarock – Captured by @shaynescottanderson

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Doing a little work on the Union Pacific Railroad today in the middle of the Great Salt Lake! – Captured by @triggerned

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Just finished up this house. – Captured by @concretehunter_

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Visitors today at I-4 – Captured by @byrona44

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#work – Captured by @reecedax

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Great pour this morning slaying the grey with Carbide Construction, Camcrete, and L&T Construction – 540 cubic yards of lightweight concrete without a hitch. – Captured by @ericisaacson

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Can’t get any better than this on a Friday morning. – Captured by @triggerned

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Customer service. – Captured by @shaynescottanderson

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The skies were amazing tonight. #utah – Captured by @triggerned

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Beautiful way to end the day. – Captured by @shaynescottanderson

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Merry Christmas from #genevarock. – Captured by @shaynescottanderson

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Customer service at its finest. – Captured by @shaynescottanderson

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All in a row… – Captured by @ericisaaccson

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Cool shot from one of our A+ customers in Park City. #davisconcrete #genevarock – Captured by @trevor_storm_

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Delivered some concrete to the top of Weber Canyon today. Pretty cool seeing these trucks on the top of the mountain in winter. – Captured by @trevor_storm_

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#dudleyconcretepumping #genevarock #libertycrest #SLC – Captured by @concretepumpingdcp

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Bout to get my footing on – 200 yarder! – Captured by @801xman

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Gotta love playing in the mud and giving great customer service. – Captured by @shaynescottanderson

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Love the view from my office window today. – Captured by @shaynescottanderson

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Captured by #cortpeterbiltnelson

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Another great day at the rock with mixer driver extraordinare Mikel T Kogianes. -Captured by @ericisaacson

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Knocked out 700 yards at 2:00 AM. Geneva Rock and Dudley Concrete Pumping getting the job done. – Captured by @shaynescottanderson

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Shout out to loader Dan for keeping the bins full. – Captured by @shaynescottanderson

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Unified Fire Practices Trench Rescue at Geneva Rock Operation http://genevarock.com/unified-fire-practices-trench-rescues-at-geneva-rock-operation/ http://genevarock.com/unified-fire-practices-trench-rescues-at-geneva-rock-operation/#respond Wed, 09 Mar 2016 19:30:17 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=2265 →]]>

Geneva Rock Products was happy to host the Unified Fire Authority yesterday for a day of firefighting drills and instruction. Geneva Rock employees aided in the drills by constructing an 8-foot L-shaped trench where dummy victims were placed in life threatening situations. Unified Fire Authority firefighters took turns practicing trench rescues in these mock scenarios. We are happy to participate in projects and events that benefit our community. Thanks to Unified Fire for allowing us the opportunity to assist, and to our Safety Department and every employee who spent time working on this project.

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Geneva Rock Employees Recognized with UDOT Silver Barrel Award http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-employees-recognized-with-udot-silver-barrel-award/ http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-employees-recognized-with-udot-silver-barrel-award/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:35:41 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=2232 →]]> In the early morning hours of September 10th, 2015, a Geneva Rock crew was busy working on a five mile mill and fill job in Taylorsville on Interstate 215.  As paving crew superintendents Cody Clark and Joel Robertson drove across the project site, checking in on the scheduled work, they noticed a massive black cloud of smoke coming from a nearby 20-unit apartment complex.

Without hesitation, Clark called 911 and the pair drove over to the apartment complex where they ran door to door, waking residents and pulling adults and children from the burning building.

“It was unbelievable how fast the fire grew,” said Clark. “Within fifteen minutes, the entire place was engulfed in flames, and luckily we were able to get everyone out by then.”

The fire was a complete loss, with damages estimated at $1.5 million.Geneva Rock Silver Barrel Award

“The fact that everyone got out OK and there were no injuries or fatalities given the time of morning, it was at 3 a.m., is just phenomenal that that even happened,” said David Ulibarri, a Public Information Officer with Unified Fire Authority.

Robertson and Clark said they don’t consider themselves heroes. Just guys who were lucky to be in the right place at the right time.

“I think anyone else would have done the same thing, under the circumstances,” said Robertson. “We weren’t concerned with our safety, its one of those things that you just do.”

On Thursday November 19th, Carlos Braceras, Executive Director for the Utah Department of Transportation, recognized Clark and Robertson for their quick actions that most likely saved many lives that night.

The Geneva Rock Paving Superintendents were awarded UDOT’s Silver Barrel award – a recognition calling attention to and thanking the employees and UDOT partners who excel beyond expectations. This was only the third time in three years that the award was given to anyone other than UDOT employees.

“These guys dropped what they were doing to literally save lives,” said Braceras. “We are proud to include these men in our UDOT family.”

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Geneva Rock is proud of the legacy our employees continue to build on behalf of Building a Better Community. Congratulations to Joel Robertson and Cody Clark for this distinguished and well deserved award.


-UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras shakes hands with Landen Clark, son of Cody Clark who was awarded the Silver Barrel on Thursday.-

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I-80: Silver Creek to Wanship http://genevarock.com/i-80-silver-creek-to-wanship/ http://genevarock.com/i-80-silver-creek-to-wanship/#respond Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:14:07 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=2227 →]]> On one of the most heavily-traveled highways in Utah, Geneva Rock Products has spent two summers paving roughly 377,521 square yards of concrete in reconstructing a seven-and-a-half-mile stretch of I-80 and replacing a 328-foot bridge.

The I-80 Silver Creek to Wanship project was awarded to Geneva Rock Products by UDOT in April 2014. The $35 million job reconstructs the roadway and an existing bridge between U.S. 40 junction and Wanship, and is just one of various construction projects included in the Renovate I-80 campaign.

Geneva Rock crews got to work in July 2014, where crews reconstructed the eastbound lanes. This summer, crews have reconstructed the westbound lanes and the westbound bridge over Silver Creek. Project completion is set for next month.

Project Manager Dexter Tan said the project has come with its fair share of highlights and challenges, including a shortened summer schedule in 2014.

“In winning this job, we committed our crews to completing the entire eastbound section in what was realistically half a summer,” Tan said. “While we didn’t get to start until July, great planning and efficient logistical work, combined with a break in the weather allowed us to accomplish the work on schedule. Not often does the weather permit us to pave through November.”

Crews used newly released 3D paving solutions on the westbound portion of the project. Using the recently released Trimble 3D wireless system in conjunction with the Gomaco paving setup, crews created more access on the side of the paving lanes, created better access for wet haul trucks and eliminated a tripping hazard for finishers and laborers working alongside and behind the paver.

Cody Preston, Area Manager over Concrete Paving, said this project provided some 3D firsts for Geneva Rock, Trimble and Gomaco, who worked together to set up the machine to perform paving techniques none of the companies had done yet wirelessly.

“We were all on site those first few days to get it perfect together,” Preston said. “Trimble and Gomaco had never paved with a Zero Clearance paving setup with this system and we were able to work together to do this successfully on our tight shoulder paving.”

In addition to nearly eight miles of 12-inch concrete paving, the job required the creation of a unique pavement base material called cement treated asphalt base (CTAB), which provides a strong and stable base for the concrete paving to ensure durability and longevity, especially with the heavy weight being transferred along the route regularly by semi-trucks.

CTAB is created by pulverizing existing asphalt and then adding cement powder and water into the material to create a low strength concrete.

Often, in concrete paving, concrete is laid directly over a thin layer of asphalt. In situations where the existing asphalt is deteriorating and not suitable for a base layer, CTAB can be used to provide the needed structural support for the concrete paving.

On this section of I-80, CTAB was selected as a lower cost, environmentally friendly pavement base option. According to Nathan Schellenberg, Vice President of Construction, this is the first instance in Utah where a cement treated base used 100 percent recycled asphalt.

Bridge demolition and reconstruction, cast-in-place concrete barrier, rock blasting and storm drain work were other vital parts of this project.

In total, more than 74,000 Geneva Rock man hours will be spent on the project.

When complete, Utah residents, tourists and the many over-land haulers will have a beautiful, long-lasting freeway that will provide smooth and safe transit from Park City to Wanship on historic I-80.

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Geneva Rock on Instagram: October 2015 http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-on-instagram-october-2015/ http://genevarock.com/geneva-rock-on-instagram-october-2015/#respond Tue, 03 Nov 2015 17:37:49 +0000 http://genevarock.com/?p=2211 We love to show off the amazing captures of our employees, customers, partners and community members. To have your photos included in our monthly post, use the hashtag #genevarock in your public Instagram posts.


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‘Good Morning’ #genevarock @concretetruck #concretelife #sunrise #sunset #801 #utah – Captured by @triggerned

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#genevarock and #dudleyconcretepumping getting the job done in beautiful Utah Valley… #801 #Utah – Captured by @shaynescottanderson

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My ‘baby’ got new shoes. #genevarock – Captured by @shaynescottanderson

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Day 2. #genevarock #laserscreed #uhohitsraining #100yardsperhour #concrete #17000sqft #300yards – Captured by @foxconcrete

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Here we go. #laserscreed #genevarock #earlymorningpour #concrete #lights – Captured by @foxconcrete

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Beautiful morning at #genevarock… #Utah #801 – Captured by @shaynescottanderson

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Not idea to see the sun rise and set at work, but I’m grateful for my company and the opportunities they provide for me and my family. I’m proud of my work and the people I work with. #genevarock – Captured by @ericisaacson

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Early morning tomorrow. 1600 yards on the books… I’m out! #genevarock – Captured by @shaynescottanderson

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Building roads this morning. Stockpiling for winter, it’s a good feeling. #genevarock – Captured by @ericisaacson

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