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Whirlpool Jobsite Hosts Safety Luncheon

Rendering of the Whirlpool manufacturing facility

In Numbers

  • Cleveland, TN
  • 1,550,283 s.f.
    Square Footage
  • 36 months

The Whirlpool Corporation project in Cleveland, Tenn. hosted a safety luncheon on Thursday, May 19th, 2011. Whirlpool, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, chose Gray Construction to build a 1,550,283 s.f. manufacturing facility, testing labs, and distribution center to replace an existing 100 year old facility located just seven miles away. The facility, which sits on 121 acres, will be completed in three phases and represents the largest single investment Whirlpool has made in the United States.


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 Whirlpool safety luncheon celebrated the following:


    • 204 days on-site


    • 75,000 man-hours to-date


    • 360 people orientated on-site


    • 0 lost time incidents


    • 23 (prime and tiered) contractors on site


    • 370 average daily manpower


    • 400,000 cubic yards of dirt moved


    • 500,000 s.f. of roofing installed


    • 525,000 s.f. of structural steel erected


    • 45,000 linear feet of sprinker pipe installed


    • 155 of 208 tilt panels erected (weight of panels average around 80,000 to 90,000 pounds)


    • 9,000 cubic yards of concrete poured


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