Get the Dirt: Construction Industry News

A blog from Gray & Son

A resource for the construction industry, dedicated to cutting through the noise to share the news, trends and stories affecting our industry.

Get in the Driver’s Seat of Your Future: What It Takes to Have a Career as a Dump Truck Driver

May 27, 2022 | Hiring

Looking for a new career? Want to use your talents in a new context? Ready to add skills to your resume? You might be the perfect candidate to fill our open Dump Truck Driver position here at Gray & Son!  No matter where you are in your career, working as a dump truck driver offers […]

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Gray is the New Green: Sustainability in Construction

April 21, 2022 | Industry Trends

Gray & Son is deeply rooted in our community and we’ve spent more than a century delivering top-quality service and products throughout the greater Baltimore area. While we’ve grown to be recognized by our trademark yellow, we’re hoping to also be known for green; green, sustainable initiatives, that is.  Sustainability Trends In Construction  Construction of […]

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How to Pick the Right Demolition Contractor for Your Project

March 9, 2022 | Demolition

Demolition projects are no small undertaking, and it’s important that you are selecting the right crew for the job. There can be many factors to consider before settling on a demolition contractor. Here, the experts at Gray & Son point out what to look for as well as things that set great demolition contractors apart.  […]

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Quality Assurance in Paving: How to Pick the Best Asphalt for Your Project

February 17, 2022 | Asphalt Paving

Choosing the best asphalt for your project can be a challenging task, especially since it can become quite expensive, quite quickly. When it comes to making any large purchase, you want to be sure that you are getting exactly what you paid for. This is why quality assurance is so important when it comes to […]

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Paving the Way: The Benefits of a Career in Asphalt

February 17, 2022 | Asphalt Paving

It’s no secret that the construction industry is growing at an exponential rate. After a 1.9% shrink following the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, the U.S. construction industry is forecasted to grow more than 6% annually in 2021 and 2022. In November of 2021, the construction industry employed over 7,533,000 individuals. ?? This growth […]

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Falls and Slips and Burns, Oh My! The 4 Most Common Construction Site Injuries and How to Prevent Them

January 18, 2022 | Safety

At Gray & Son, safety is a top priority on every job site. We strive to create a safe work environment for both our team members as well as those impacted by our work. Working in construction naturally comes with its risks, and OSHA has found that there are four types of construction site injuries […]

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Communication and Construction: Tips for Clear Communication on the Job Site

November 18, 2021 |

While communication is essential in every industry, it is especially important in construction. Miscommunications are much more dangerous on a job site than they are in a boardroom or behind a desk. Here, our team explains why communication is so imperative and provides tips on how to make sure that everyone gets on the same […]

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Soil Stabilization: What it is and Why it Matters

October 6, 2021 | Soil Stabilization

When building structures such as roads, buildings, or parking lots, you want it to be sturdy from the ground up. That’s where soil stabilization comes into play. Soil stabilization allows for the physical properties of the soil currently on a job site to be transformed to provide a stronger foundation for a project. This process […]

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How to Choose the Right Construction Team for Your Next Project

September 29, 2021 |

When it comes to beginning your next construction project, it is important to know that you have the right team for the job. You want to find a team of dedicated and talented professionals whom you can trust to complete the job efficiently and up to your satisfaction. In order to ensure that you have […]

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#TheGrayWay: Keeping Workers Safe During Excavation and Trenching Projects

September 7, 2021 | Safety

The goal of every construction project is safety. However, trenching and excavation is one of the most hazardous elements of a construction project. Without the proper planning or safety equipment, a cave-in in a trench can prove to be fatal. At Gray & Son, we know it’s important to follow proper safety protocols when working […]

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