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.

A Closer Look at the Integration of Technology and Construction Equipment

March 14, 2019 | Industry TrendsTechnology

If you haven’t spent any time in a bulldozer, grader or paver, so you may be surprised to find how technologically advanced they are these days. From features that make the operator more comfortable to tools that help us do our job more accurately, this is not the same equipment of 30 years ago. Technology’s […]

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How We’re Tackling the Shortage of Construction Workers

February 21, 2019 | HiringIndustry Trends

In our last blog post, we talked about many of the trends we’ve been seeing in the construction industry. Number one on the list was the industry-wide workforce shortage that has become a common problem through the construction industry. With a shortage of construction workers for positions of all types, we’ve had to get creative […]

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6 Major Trends in the Construction Industry to Look Out for in 2019

February 6, 2019 | Industry Trends

What have been the hot topics in the construction industry lately? We thought a round-up of the construction trends we’ve been seeing and hearing about would be a good way to share what’s been on our minds so far in 2019. Staying on top of these trends helps us mitigate any issues they’re causing and […]

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Combining New Technology with Old-Fashioned Project Management

January 10, 2019 | Technology

It’s no surprise that introducing new technology can help a construction business bring efficiency to its processes. After all, one of our first blog posts was about an app that helped us do just that. However, you don’t want to lose sight of the traditional methods that have gotten you where you are. Gray & […]

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4 Ways to Prioritize Safety and Make it the Core of Construction Company Culture

December 18, 2018 | Safety

In the construction industry, we must always make safety our number one concern. There are inherent risks to what we do, and it’s important that we take every possible step to make sure our employees and job sites are safe. At Gray & Son, we have long prioritized safety and are proud that this is […]

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How Internships Create New Recruitment Opportunities for the Construction Industry

November 14, 2018 | Internships

Construction Internship Program One of the unique challenges facing the construction industry these days is how to introduce new generations of potential employees to what we do. We also need to show off why construction is a desirable field to join. When Gray & Son’s recruitment team was brainstorming ways to do this, our new […]

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Did You Know? Gray & Son’s Reach Extends Beyond Baltimore County

October 26, 2018 | Locations

You may think of Gray & Son as solely a Baltimore construction and site contracting company.  But did you know that our reach extends far beyond Baltimore County? While our roots were planted in the Baltimore area back in 1908, we’ve grown far beyond the county’s borders. As we’ve grown and expanded, so has our […]

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How a Single App Increased Customer Satisfaction and Streamlined Internal Processes

October 11, 2018 | Technology

Let’s face it – in a traditional industry like ours, we can all be a little slow to adopt new technologies and processes. Often, that’s smart, as we’ve been doing what we do for a long time, and we know how to do it well. In some cases, though, switching to a new system is […]

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“Get the Dirt”: Construction Tips & Industry News for You

September 20, 2018 | Industry News

We are excited to introduce the new Gray & Son blog, all about construction news! So why are we here? What’s the reason behind starting a blog now? Well, for a long time, we’ve wanted an outlet where we could easily add our voice to the conversation about important topics in the industry. Being able […]

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