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Food & Beverage

Trust the No. 1 firm in Food & Beverage.


A complex industry demands a creative, flexible service provider. That’s why Gray custom tailors every project to your needs. That’s why Gray is now Engineering News-Record‘s No. 1 firm for the food & beverage industry. With more than $1 billion in customer projects completed over the past year, we offer proven experience and cutting-edge projects that extend far beyond the construction of your facility. Over the past 25 years, Gray has completed more than 120 projects for its global—and growing—base of food & beverage customers.


The next few years will bring radical transformation to the industry. Lab-grown plant and animal proteins. Ready-to-prepare meals on your doorstep. Consumer and ingredient trends that change with the seasons. And calls for a more transparent, traceable food supply. The food & beverage industry has never been more exciting—or more challenging. Are you ready to compete and win?


Our customers are. They rely on Gray to equip them with advanced solutions that deliver results. Solutions like bringing virtual reality (VR) into the design-build process, implementing SmartVent technology as a safer way to combat dust, engineering and building the longest and fastest Snap Chill freezer in the world, and designing, installing, and commissioning unloading systems with zero operator intervention.

Explore Food & Beverage Services

  • Process & Packaging Systems Engineering

    Civil/Building Engineering

    Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

  • Architecture


    Sustainable Design

  • Pre-Construction



  • Automation & Controls

    Production-First IT



  • Custom equipment Ovens & cookers
    Process skids Batching equipment
    Clean-in-place systems Bioreactors
    Extruders Distributed products
    Mixers & blenders
  • Feasibility Studies


    Incentive Coordination

    Land Acquisition

    Construction Financing

    Build-to-Suit/Sale Leaseback

  • Master Planning

    Front-end Services

    Strategy Consulting

Service That Spans the Industry.

From process and packaging to food safety, automation, and more, our solutions help customers increase production, solve for labor shortages, mitigate costs, and ensure FSMA compliance. Whether you need a turnkey facility solution or a single piece of custom equipment, we can design, build, engineer, and automate your way to a future-proof business.

We’ve delivered projects for a wide range of industry sectors, including:

– Bakery
– Beverage
– Condiment & Sauce
– Confectionery
– Frozen
– Prepared
– Protein
– Snack & Cereal
– Spirits

Gray Endorsed Brands

"The ongoing demand from consumers for our brands made the new factory a priority. Designed with the future in mind, this new plant provides manufacturing flexibility as well as more efficient production capabilities."
Michael Mullen, Senior Vice President of Corporate & Government Affairs

The Kraft Heinz Company

Our Values

Putting our values into action.

Gray believes our success can be attributed to upholding a simple set of core values that date back to our founding:

  • We put safety and quality of life first.
  • We are customer and relationship driven.
  • We treat others the way we want to be treated, where everyone is welcome and respected.
We put safety and quality of life first.

Meet the Team

Gray has a deep bench of leaders with the experience to advise on your most complex challenges.

Get in touch.

Call us at 859.281.5000 or send us a message using this contact form.