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InLine Engineers Becomes Part of the Gray Family of Companies


May 2, 2018: Lexington, KY: Nationally ranked design-build firm Gray Construction is pleased to announce its acquisition of InLine Engineers, an engineering and design solutions firm for the food and beverage industry. Each company’s commitment to their customer base as well as the similar values of the companies brought them together to complement each other’s business interests.

InLine Engineers will continue its work to provide engineering and project management services that lead to specialized solutions for the processing, packaging and facility challenges in the food and beverage industry under the capable leadership of Gregg Coleman and Kevin Reid.

“Once talks between the companies began, it quickly became clear that the companies shared common goals and values toward both customers and team members,” said Gregg Coleman, President of InLine Engineers.

Celebrating twenty-two years in the food and beverage sector, InLine Engineers has worked with customers such as Kellogg Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Folgers, Keebler, Keurig, Brown Forman, JM Smucker’s and Johnsonville.

“We are excited to become part of Gray for many reasons. The combined resources and skill sets of these two companies will enhance our services and capabilities to better serve our customers and meet their needs to provide seamless turn-key engineered solutions and execution from one resource,” said Kevin Reid, Vice president at InLine Engineers. “This execution aspect, combined with the engineering services we have been providing for over 20 years, makes the combined team a powerful force in the food and beverage sector.

“InLine Engineers is a welcome addition to Gray,” added Stephen Gray, president and CEO of Gray Construction. “The added value to customers from each company will advance our services and capabilities in the food and beverage industry.”

About Gray Construction

Gray Construction is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with nearly 60 years of experience in food and beverage, manufacturing, automotive, distribution and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are under way or recently completed including: world-class DogStar® Kitchens for Champion Petfoods in Auburn, Ky., as well as custom-fitted NorthStar® Kitchens for Champion in Alberta, Canada; a fresh pork processing facility for Clemens Food Group in Coldwater, Mich., a winner of ProFood Worldmagazine’s Manufacturing Innovation Awards; a state-of-the-art meat processing and packaging facility for Kraft Heinz recently named Food Engineering’s 2018 Plant of the Year in Davenport, Iowa; an award-winning bakery for Mondelēz International’s Enjoy Life Foods in Jeffersonville, Ind.; and a snack food manufacturing facility for More Than A Bakery in Versailles, Ky.


Here is a short video that showcases the Gray family of companies’ collaborative impact on the Food & Beverage industry.

InLine Engineers is a Gray company.

InLine provides engineering, process improvement, and planning services for Food & Beverage leaders. In 2018, InLine joined the Gray family to complement its Food & Beverage offering. As a Gray company, we help customers transform their operations to maximize their ROI.