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Caterpillar Jobsite Hosts Safety Luncheon

Gray project rendering of the future Caterpillar manufacturing facility

The Caterpillar, Inc. project in Winston-Salem, N.C. hosted a safety luncheon on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011. Caterpillar selected Gray Construction to design and build its new 850,000 s.f. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that will include over 100 cranes. The new facility will be used for the machining, assembly, testing and painting of axle assemblies for large mining machines.

Gray hosts a safety luncheon on each jobsite to show appreciation to the many subcontractors and Gray team members who help put safety and quality of life first. Safety is a top priority at Gray. In fact, it’s our No. 1 Core Value. The Caterpillar safety luncheon celebrated the following:

  • 151 days on site
  • 55,228 man hours to date
  • 457 people orientated on-site
  • 0 lost time incidents
  • 10 contractors on site
  • 105 average daily manpower
  • 450,000 cubic yards of dirt removed
  • 162,840 s.f. of roofing installed
  • 312 panels erected
  • 4,500 l.f. of underground piping installed
  • 4,000 cubic yards of concrete poured
  • 2,570 tons of steel erected
  • 6,450 masonry block

If you have manufacturing plant construction needs, please contact Phil Seale, Vice President, Manufacturing at If you would like more information on the Caterpillar project, please contact David Florence, Director, Pre-Construction Services, at


    April 28, 2011

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