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					  Reuben Johnson & Son, Inc.
  PO Box 3068
  Superior, WI 54880




                                                                                                                                                                                                                       RJS Construction Group, LLC | RJS Industrial Services Group, LLC | RJS Real Estate Group, LLC | RJS Transportation Group, LLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fraser Shipyards | Johnson Materials Company (JMC) | Northern Engineering Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       July 2010: Volume 1 2, Issue 1




                                                   Building with integrity

                                                                            Little kids, big harp                                                                                   RJS introduces Building Logic, a 24/7 service to manage
 RJSCraneRental.com                                                                                                                                                                 and maintain commercial and residential property
 is launched                                                                Wide-eyed children listened, learned and played instruments
                                                                            during a special performance and workshop for kids by the                                               When people need preventative maintenance                                                            Services offered by Building Logic include:
                                                                            Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and the nationally-                                                  or even emergency repairs to their home or
                                                                            renowned MASS Ensemble, which filled Duluth’s historic                                                                                                                                                       Emergency Response/Repairs
                                                                                                                                                                                    commercial building, they might hire one
                                                                            Clyde Iron Works facility with its Earth Harp, the largest                                              company for a certain need, another                                                                  Whether it is storm damage, basement flooding,
                                                                            stringed instrument in the world. RJS & Affiliated Companies                                            company for a different need and so on,                                                              fire or smoke damage, or various other situations
                                                                            were the primary sponsor of this April event.                                                           until the work is completed.                                                                         that need quick response, Building Logic is on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         call 24/7. After the emergency response,
                                                                                                                                                                                    And while that approach eventually gets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Building Logic works with insurance companies,
                                                                                                                                                                                    the work done, it’s not very efficient or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         providing estimates for the damage repairs and
                                                                                                                                                                                    cost-effective, especially if it’s an emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         completing the work in a timely manner.
                                                                                                                                                                                    in the middle of the night.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   General Care & Repair
                                                                                                                                                                                    That’s why RJS launched a new service on June 1, called Building
                                                                                                                                                                                    Logic, to provide complete management and maintenance                          Building Logic provides all the typical “handy-man” services for
                                                                                                                                                                                    programs for commercial and residential property – 24 hours a                  commercial and residential property, such as general carpentry,
 The RJS Industrial Services Group recently launched a new                                                                                                                          day, seven days a week.                                                        doors & windows, steps and handrail, cabinets, drywall patching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and repair, painting and staining. Building Logic also provides
 website – RJSCraneRental.com – to put information about our                                                                                                                        Building Logic helps business owners,                                          small-scale concrete repairs and replacement.
 large fleet of rough terrain hydraulic and lattice boom crawler
 cranes right at potential customers’ fingertips.
                                                                                                                                                                                    insurance companies, banks, real estate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   HVAC/Plumbing Consultation
                                                                                                                                                                                    professionals, homeowners, rental property
                                                                             Photos courtesy
                                                                                                                                                                                    owners and others.                                                             Building Logic assists in providing a complete evaluation of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   heating/ventilating/air conditioning/plumbing systems. When
                                                                                    Jeff Frey                                                                                       The coordinator of Building Logic is Chris Becker, who has worked              HVAC/Plumbing systems are not operating properly, Building
                                                                                                                                                                                    as a project coordinator for the RJS Construction Group for three              Logic assists in diagnosing the situation and makes
                                                                                                                                                                                    years. Building Logic’s service technician is John Overfors, who’s             recommendations for economical corrective measures.
                                                                                                                                                                                    been in the building trades
                                                                                                                                                                                    industry for 18 years in                                                                                                Electrical Consultation
We conduct business honorably                                                                                                                                                       both commercial and                                                                                                     Building Logic assists in
                                                                                                                                                                                    residential areas.                                                                                                      providing a complete evaluation
We conduct our work safely
                                                  www.RJScompanies.com                                                                                                              Building Logic’s                                                                                                        of electrical systems, pointing
We manage our work to be
consistently profitable                             715-394-7771                                                                                                                    phone number is                                                                                                         out areas in need of
                                                                                                                                                                                    218-279-5300; or email to                                                                                               improvement or code-required
We contribute to the well-being of       Reuben Johnson & Son was founded in Superior
our employees                            in 1956 as a regional construction services                                                                                                cbecker@rjs5300.com.                                                                                                    updates, and also makes
                                         firm specializing in commercial, industrial
                                                                                                                                                                                    The web address is:                                                                                                     recommendations for
We contribute to the betterment of       and highway/heavy projects. The company’s
                                         diverse holdings now include the RJS Con-                                                                                                  www.rjsCompanies.com/                                                                                                   economical corrective
our community
                                         struction Group, LLC; RJS Industrial Services     Our leadership team includes (front row, left to right) Lance Lindahl – Vice President
                                                                                           Field Operations; Highway/Heavy Division; Todd Johnson – Chairman & CEO (Reuben          BuildingLogic.                                                                                                          measures.
We provide innovative solutions to       Group, LLC; RJS Real Estate Group, LLC;
                                         and RJS Transportation Group, LLC; Johnson        Johnson & Son, Inc.); and Dan Markham – Senior Vice President of Corporate Development
our clients’ challenges                  Materials Company; Fraser Shipyards; and          (Reuben Johnson & Son, Inc.). In the back row, left to right, are: David Lemke – Vice
                                                                                           President Highway/Heavy Division; Scott Brantley – Controller (Reuben Johnson & Son,
                                         Northern Engineering Company, all located in
We earn a reputation for dependability   Superior. It also owns Energy Systems
                                                                                           Inc.); James Korthals – Fraser Shipyards President & Chief Operating Officer; and
                                                                                           Mike Murray – Executive Vice President (Reuben Johnson & Son, Inc.).
and exceptional performance              Company of Omaha, Nebraska.                                                                                                                Service Technician John Overfors and Coordinator Chris Becker handle customers’ property care and repair needs 24 hours a day
Fraser Shipyards purchases
Lake Assault Custom Boats                                                                                                                13-acre industrial site with 18,000 square foot
                                                                                                                                         building ready for new tenants in Superior                                                              Continuing Education helps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 our customers
                                                                                                                                         The RJS Real Estate Group recently purchased the former GE railcar repair property at 2105 North        The RJS Construction Group (RJS)
                                                                                                                                         58th Street in South Superior, and it’s now exploring prospective new uses and new tenants for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and Chris Jensen & Son (CJS), an
                                                                                                                                         13-acre industrial site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 affiliate company signatory to all of
                                                                                                                                         The fully-fenced-in property, adjacent to the Burlington Northern main line, includes a 60’ x 300’      our trade labor union agreements,
                                                                                                                                         building with 24’ clear-span and rail spurs that access the building and other parts of the property.   have an ongoing commitment to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 safety and further improving our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 service to customers. That’s why
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 we frequently participate in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 conferences throughout the U.S.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 In the past few months we
                                                                                       U.S. Rep. Dave Obey, left, and Jim Korthals,                                                                                                              attended the MSHA Management
                                                                                       Fraser Shipyards’ President and Chief Operating                                                                                                           Roundtable in Eau Claire, as well
In December, Fraser Shipyards expanded its 120 years of shipbuilding                   Officer, recently announced a $2 million                                                                                                                  as an MSHA training in Superior;
capabilities by purchasing Lake Assault Custom Boats, which has moved                  appropriation Rep. Obey secured for the city
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the WTBA/WisDOT Engineer
                                                                                       of Superior, for improvements to 420 feet of
from its former Elk River, Minnesota, location to the Fraser facilities in Superior.                                                                                                                                                             Conference in Madison; the John
                                                                                       Fraser’s bulkhead. The funding was for the
Since 2003, Lake Assault has produced custom fishing boats, landing craft              second phase of a three-phase project to                                                                                                                  Deere Articulated Dump Truck
and emergency response vessels for police departments, fire departments,               enhance the shipbuilding facility.                                                                If you’re interested in learning more about             Customer Advocacy Group in
and search and rescue operations. Fraser’s capabilities will allow Lake Assault                                                                                                              this quality property with rail access,             Dubuque, as well as the John
to expand its national growth.                                                                                                                                                                  call Dan Markham, our Senior                     Deere Fleet Smart conference in
                                                                                                                                                                                         Vice President of Corporate Development,                Moline, Ill.; the SME Convention
                                                                                                                                                                                                        at 715-394-0128.                         in Duluth; and hosted an RJS/CJS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Safety Meeting, attended by 117.
RJS builds new Perkins in                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We thank the many RJS and CJS
northern Minnesota                                                                                                                                                                                                                               employees for their dedication to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 always giving our customers the
Since late May, people in Mt. Iron have been filling up both themselves
and the new Perkins in that city, which was built by the RJS                                                                             Duluth’s First Lutheran Church renovates                                                                very best.

Construction Group and is owned by the RJS Real Estate Group.
                                                                                                                                         and expands                                                                                             Welcome Brian Anderson
We constructed the Perkins using a pre-built, pre-finished wall system,                                                                                                                                                                          and LeAnne Glonek
                                                                                                                                         RJS has been providing a variety of pre-construction
the sort of system that has been used for other Perkins
                                                                                                                                         and construction management services for Duluth’s
restaurants around the country to allow for fast-track completion.
                                                                                                                                         First Lutheran Church, which sought to divide
The 161-seat restaurant’s operator and lessee is Bob Yanish, the                                                                         several renovation needs into two phases.
Rochester, Minnesota, businessman who owns and operates several
                                                                                                                                         Phase I was recently completed, in which RJS
Perkins Restaurants around Minnesota.
                                                                                                                                         Superintendent Greg Jarvis and his work crew
                                                                                                                                         completed a major restoration of the church’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Anderson          Glonek
                                                                                                                                         61-year-old sanctuary. Included were installation of
                                                                                                                                         a new balcony, new window and door openings, and                                                        Two experienced pros joined us
                                RJScompanies.com is our new web address!                                                                 new systems for lighting and audio. New interior
                                                                                                                                         construction included wood choir risers under the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in May. Brian Anderson is now a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Project Manager/Superintendent
                    We’ve changed our web address to better reflect the variety of businesses and services                               balcony, wood paneling, marble tile flooring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in the RJS Construction Group,
                    we offer throughout the Upper Midwest. Take a look and let us know what you think.                                   and more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 bringing to us 18 years of con-
                                                                                                                                         Below the sanctuary floor, we prepared for the                                                          struction expertise on projects
                                                                                                                                         installation of a large, new church organ by                                                            throughout the upper Midwest.
                                                                                                                                         constructing organ-supporting columns through the                                                       LeAnne Glonek joined our
Fleet keeps expanding – The RJS Transportation Group recently took                                                                       existing floor down through the Fellowship Hall onto
delivery of this Western Star Lowboy Tractor and a Travel King Lowboy                                                                                                                                                                            Accounts Payable Department
                                                                                                                                         new concrete foundations.
Trailer. We’re also expanding our crane fleet with a 2010 Grove RT 880E,                                                                                                                                                                         after 33 years in similar capacities
an 80-ton hydraulic rough terrain crane, which will arrive mid-summer.                                                                   Phase II, construction of an east commons area,                                                         at Upper Lakes Foods. Welcome
                                                                                                                                         began in May and will be completed this fall.                                                           to them both!

				
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