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This article is about one of the two companies that employ the two teams of mercenaries in the Gravel Wars storyline. For the game roles of the red and blue uniformed teams those companies employ, see Teams.
Reliable Excavation Demolition
Reporting mark: RED
Sphere of activity: Demolition operations
Locale: Badlands
Chief Executive Officer: Redmond Mann
Blast! I should have hired the RED team...
Blutarch Mann

RED (Reliable Excavation Demolition) is a subsidiary of TF Industries, also known as Team Fortress, that allegedly specializes in "demolition operations". RED has considerable land in the New Mexican Badlands and appears to dabble in numerous industries, the most notable of which is the mining of gravel. They are led by their founder and CEO Redmond Mann. Beneath the convincing exterior of their bases of operations, there can be found computer racks, satellites, rockets, and missile installations.

They put a considerable amount of wealth towards militarization in the hopes of defeating their rivals, BLU (Builders League United). Each corporation administers its land with a multi-disciplined army of paper pushers. For any problem lacking an obvious bureaucratic solution, mercenaries are contracted to address the situation through a massive application of force. Conflicts between the two companies began as land disputes between their leaders, and continued for about a century until 1971, with the death of Redmond and Blutarch.

RED and BLU share an intense rivalry, with nearly all encounters between the two quickly escalating into brutal and often fatal violence. Inter-company friendship is also strictly forbidden by contract. Despite this, the RED Demoman and the BLU Soldier at one time became fast friends after meeting each other at a projectile weapons expo. Once this was brought to the attention of the Administrator, however, she pitted them against each other in a deadly competition that promised a mysterious new item to the winner, twisting their former friendship into a bloody war.

RED favors a more rustic style of architecture than BLU. RED's dress code, however, is rather liberal, requiring that employees adopt a red motif for easy identification. This could also be for identification by Sentry Guns, as well as other buildings.

The Administrator terminated the Director's interviews just as he finished with the RED team; so, in the Team Fortress 2 shorts by Valve, RED usually kills or defeats BLU.


See also: List of companies
Founder and CEO, Redmond Mann, 1850

Known sub-fronts of RED include:

  • Alliance Towing
  • Binski Paper Co.
  • Brown Nugget Prospecting
  • Cornwell
  • Hampshire's Heavy Mining Equipment
  • Happy Farmers Cooperative
  • Husky Acres
  • Imperial Mining
  • Jenkin Coal Co.
  • Old Geezer Draft Beer
  • Red Bread
  • Red Shed
  • Red Valley Mining
  • Sanders BBQ
  • Sunny Hay
  • Zippy Plow

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