On October 9, 2014, Alan Harrison, Regional Sales Manager, and Tony Yawn, Project Engineer, both of Reeves Construction Company, led a field trip of 18 homeschooled students from Richmond County, GA., for a tour and lesson about how asphalt is made. The students had a great time making their own asphalt with chocolate Rice Krispy’s, Coco Puffs and chocolate chips (used for the aggregates). Powdered sugar was used for the lime and chocolate syrup was used for the for the AC. The children started with a class room setting in the foreman’s room and discussed the procedure of how asphalt was made. The students then took a tour of the QC lab where Alan explained the different types of testing that takes place to examine the asphalt properties. The children had a wonderful day along with some yummy road treats to eat! The visit ended with a question and answer session.
We hope to have some future Reeves recruits in the next ten years or so!