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Gold ADDY for Gray

Building on a Legacy: Documenting 50 Years of Gray

Gray Construction received a Gold ADDY award for their 50th anniversary book, Building on a Legacy: Documenting 50 Years of Gray. 2010 marked Gray’s 50th year in business. To help celebrate the anniversary, Gray created the book, Building on a Legacy: Documenting 50 Years of Gray. The book chronicles the events and people who’ve created Gray Construction over the 50 years in business.

The story begins in 1960 in the small town of Glasgow, Kentucky when James Norris and Lois Gray founded the James N. Gray Construction Company. After James Norris passed away in 1972, our story continues with the family’s struggle to keep the dream alive, chronicling some turbulent but triumphant periods over the next several years. With the right leadership and talent- and even a bit of luck- we survived, eventually growing up and out of Glasgow, but always holding on to the small-town values the company was founded upon.

The Lexington Advertising Club presented the Gold ADDY award for Building on a Legacy: Documenting 50 Years of Gray at the 2011 Lexington ADDY Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 12. Sponsored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the ADDY Awards recognize creative excellence in advertising. The local competition is judged for the most creative entry in a category by recognized design and marketing professionals from a different region. The highest level of creative excellence awarded is a Gold ADDY. Other entries being judged as outstanding and worthy of recognition can be awarded a Silver ADDY or Bronze ADDY. Winners of the district ADDY Awards will progress to a regional competition and, finally, the national level. National ADDY Award winners will be recognized at the AAF National Conference in June.

    February 16, 2011

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