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Gray Construction’s Focus on Safety Spotlighted at the Associated General Contractors of America's National Convention

Gray Construction’s Focus on Safety Spotlighted at the Associated General Contractors of America's National Convention

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has put Gray Construction’s focus on safety front and center at its 99th annual convention in New Orleans. As part of AGC’s celebration of 100 years in construction, it is showcasing a harness and lanyard used by a Gray team member to save his life.  

This team member’s story has been shared coast-to-coast at Gray jobsites, and AGC asked to highlight it to the industry.

Gray team member's harness and lanyard featured at AGCA 100 Year Celebration exhibit in New Orleans.

“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. “Safety reaches more than just the craft worker, it impacts the families of those workers, wives, husbands and their children.”

“For this reason, Gray’s team members have an ongoing dedication, and we will continue to advance our program to ensure team members go home safely each day to their families.”

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.

AGC’s convention ran February 26-28. The organization will also include the harness and lanyard at its centennial celebration taking place October 1, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

To learn more about Gray’s commitment to safety, visit our website to learn about our safety program.

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 food and beverage, manufacturing, automotive, distribution and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are under way or recently completed including: world-class DogStar® Kitchens for Champion Petfoods in Auburn, Ky., as well as custom-fitted NorthStar® Kitchens for Champion in Alberta, Canada; a Mercedes-Benz manufacturing facility in Vance, Ala.; a fresh pork processing facility in Coldwater, Mich., for Clemens Food Group; a meat processing and packaging factory for Kraft Heinz in Davenport, Iowa, also named Food Engineering’s 2018 Plant of the Year; and a manufacturing facility for Italian paper product manufacturer Sofidel in Circleville, Ohio.

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