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Gray Construction Celebrates 100 Years of the Associated General Contractors of America

Gray Construction, a leading engineering, architecture and construction firm, was a proud participant in the Centennial Celebration for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). In a special event in Washington, D.C., construction industry professionals gathered to officially honor and celebrate 100 years of the association’s efforts and successes.

“Our Centennial Celebration provides an opportunity to honor all that our industry and our association have accomplished during the past 100 years,” said Eddie Stewart, the president of the Associated General Contractors of America. “It also gives us an opportunity to prepare for a future that will include significant changes in the way construction projects are completed.”


“As important, the Centennial is an opportunity to reflect on the many contributions this association and its members are making to the industry and the broader economy,” Stewart continued. “For example, Gray Construction and many other firms are selflessly sharing their lessons with other AGC members in order to make our industry a better and safer place to work.”


As part of the festivities, AGC developed an exhibit to spotlight its history and the impact the association has had. The association included Gray’s focus on safety at the front and center of its display by showcasing a harness and lanyard used by a Gray team member to save his life. This team member’s story has been shared across North America at Gray jobsites, and AGC asked to highlight it to the industry.


“We’re excited to celebrate the Centennial with AGC,” said Stephen Gray, president and CEO of Gray Construction. “Not many organizations have such a history or impact, and we’re proud to have the opportunity to advance safety in the industry with them.”


“While thankful for the opportunity to highlight Gray’s commitment to safety, we do not take it lightly,” said Jim Grant, vice president of safety & field operations at Gray. “Safety requires ongoing dedication, and we will continue to advance our program to ensure team members go home safely each day.”


At Gray, our No. 1 core value is: We put safety and quality of life first. We strive to build our safety program beyond what is required by OSHA.


The event included an association update, special speeches and toasts along with a look forward to another century and beyond of building a stronger industry.


About the Associated General Contractors of America


The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters.


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About Gray Construction


Gray Construction is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with nearly 60 years of experience in manufacturing, food and beverage, automotive, distribution and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are under way or recently completed including: a new global logistics parts consolidation center (PCC) for Mercedes-Benz in Woodstock, Ala.; world-class DogStar® Kitchens for Champion Petfoods in Auburn, Ky., as well as custom-fitted NorthStar® Kitchens for Champion in Alberta, Canada; manufacturing facilities for Italian paper product manufacturer Sofidel in Circleville, Ohio and Okla.; a new fulfillment center for Amazon in Logan Township, N.J. and Bessemer, Ala,; and a state-of-the-art facility for Kraft Heinz in Davenport, Iowa, named Food Engineering Magazine’s 2018 Plant of the Year.


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"For example, Gray Construction and many other firms are selflessly sharing their lessons with other AGC members in order to make our industry a better and safer place to work."
Eddie Stewart, President

Associated General Contractors of America

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