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Gray Construction Wins Two National Marketing Awards

Gray Construction announced today that the Company received two national marketing awards presented by The Society for Marketing Professional Services at their annual conference in Chicago, Ill.  Gray received first place for its 50th Anniversary Book, “Building on a Legacy,” produced in 2010 and second place in the external newsletter category for the firm’s 2010 series of The GrayWay newsletter.


“We’re thrilled with the prestigious awards we received from SMPS,” said Jill Wilson, Gray’s Vice President, Communications & Marketing. “This is a real tribute to the Company’s founding family, to the vision of our CEO Stephen Gray, and to Gray’s entire marketing team.”


“What a Pulitzer is to the newspaper world, these awards are to the world of marketing in the design and construction industry, a big deal for us, and we’re properly happy,” said Stephen Gray, the Company’s president and chief executive officer.


In its 34th year, the SMPS Awards Gala recognizes leaders in the architecture, engineering and construction industry who have exhibited outstanding performance in their marketing and communication efforts.


About SMPS


The Society for Marketing Professionals Services (SMPS), headquartered in Alexandra, Va., offers members professional development, leadership opportunities, and marketing resources. Its membership represents a dynamic network of 6,000+ marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and Canada. The Society and its chapters benefit from the support of 3,700 design and building firms, encompassing 80% of the Engineering News–Record Top 500 Design Firms and Top 400 Contractors.


About Gray


Gray Construction, founded in 1960, is consistently ranked among the top ten contractors in the U.S. in the automotive, distribution, food & beverage and manufacturing markets. Gray’s offices are located in Alabama, California, Kentucky and Tokyo, Japan with jobsites operating coast-to-coast.


Recent projects for Gray include a Gas Turbine manufacturing facility expansion for Siemens Energy Inc. in Charlotte, N.C.; a new manufacturing facility for Caterpillar, Inc. in Winston-Salem, N.C.; a new manufacturing facility for Whirlpool Corporation in Cleveland, Tenn; and a ship manufacturing facility expansion and office complex for Austal USA in Mobile, Ala.


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