Andy Allen Named University of Kentucky’s Young Construction Engineer of the Year
Andy Allen, resource manager, field operations at Gray Construction, was named Young Construction Engineer of the Year by the University of Kentucky’s (UK) Department of Civil Engineering at an awards ceremony held Saturday, April 30. The award is designed to recognize outstanding early career achievements by individuals who have graduated from UK with a degree in civil engineering five to 15 years ago.
Allen graduated from UK in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He started at Gray as an intern that same year, and has since held positions such as assistant project manager, project manager, self-perform manager and assistant field operations manager. Allen currently serves as resource manager, field operations and is heavily involved in the expansion of Gray’s jobsite teams, with a focus on staffing, hiring and training. He is also responsible for various systems and work procedures, business planning and corporate communications with pre-construction services.
“We are very proud of Andy’s remarkable achievements in his career,” said Gray Construction President and CEO Stephen Gray. “In addition to him being a vital part of our field operations team, Andy truly lives by Gray’s core values.”
Over his 14-year tenure with Gray, Andy has built solid relationships with customers like Michelin North America, Inc., Austal, Siemens Energy, Inc., JBS USA, Sub-Zero Wolf, Inc., Akebono Brake Corporation, Monnessen Hearth Systems, Inc. and Osram Sylvania.
Gray Construction is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with over 56 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution, hospitality and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are underway or recently completed including: a Mercedes-Benz manufacturing facility in Vance, Ala.; a specialty pet food kitchen and distribution center for Champion Petfoods in Auburn, Ky. ; a fresh pork processing facility in Coldwater, Michigan for Clemens Food Group; a Keurig manufacturing facility in Douglasville, Ga.; a utility vehicle manufacturing facility for Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation in Gainesville, Ga.; an expansion to Wrigley’s Yorkville, Ill. campus; and a manufacturing facility for Weber Metals in Paramount, Calif.