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State of NY State of NJ Lovell Safety Management Co. OSHA Construction Exchange

DUNS NO - 004786455 TIN - 16-0731430 SBA - P0537712 CAGE/ NCAGE - 33LH5 CCR TPIN - 72289588

NAICS Codes 236220 238990 561622

SIC Codes 1541 7699



George A. Keene, Inc. was formed in 1947 and is a leader in detention equipment installation, repair and maintenance, driven by four generations of legacy, experience and relationships.

Grant Keene, President

grant Grant Keene brings over 20 years of experience in the field to the company. Grant originally began working with his father, Ray, in the field where he honed his skills as an ironworker. Grant's knowledge of detention equipment continued to grow as he worked on a wide variety of projects across the region. Grant is in charge of overseeing the office, managing upcoming and current projects to ensure they stay on track and are completed in a timely manner. Grant's experience plays a key role in the high quality of work provided by Keene and he has been instrumental in the company's continuing growth. He has been a recognized member of the “Associated Locksmiths of America, Inc.” since 1984. He also holds certificates from Airteq Systems, Midwest Detention, Southern Folger, RR Brinks and OSHA, just to name a few.


Raymond Keene, Senior Advisor

Raymond Keene has more than a half century of experience in the prison and detention industry including 40 years of actively working in the field on a wide array of projects, from new construction and installations to rebuilds and rehabilitation. Today as Senior Advisor, Ray is responsible for all operations of the company including keeping track of work being performed in the field. He brings this unique combination of field experience and management expertise to his role to help ensure that every job is done right. Ray also has an in-depth knowledge of the many detention equipment products available and used by Keene, including Stewart, Southern Folger, Kane Manufacturing, RR Brinks, Trussbilt to name a few. This knowledge enables him to provide the most efficient and cost-effective solutions for client needs.

Jim Griffin, Electrical Engineer

Jim Griffin is the Electrical Engineer for George A. Keene, Inc. Jim has 20 years experience in the electrical field and 10 years experience in the detention industry. His duties include detention control project estimating, electrical (and machine shop manufacturing) producing CAD drawings, control console design and assembly, field wiring and console installation, system testing and certification, facility personnel training and cost studies. He also performs electrical and mechanical troubleshooting, service calls on locks and locking devices as well as other detention hardware, and preventative maintenance services. Jim has worked on 100 plus projects throughout the continental United States, Puerto Rico, and International locations, including projects for the department of Homeland Security, the U.S.Marshalls Service, and the U.S. Border Patrol.