Gray, Inc., Lexington, Ky., acquired SPEC Engineering, a specialty process engineering and equipment fabrication company located in Plainfield, Ill. SPEC became affiliated with the Gray family of companies, working closely with Gray Construction through an initial equity investment from Gray in November of 2018.

“We’re thrilled to take this next step with SPEC to better meet our customer needs under one company umbrella,” says Stephen Gray, president and CEO of Gray Construction. “Gray and SPEC are completely committed to providing full, turnkey solutions to the highly dynamic food and beverage market.”

Gray maintains 60 years of engineering, architecture and construction services to the food and beverage market, while SPEC maintains 40 years of complementary expertise, specifically in the bakery, confectionery, ingredients and nutritional specialties.

“Gray and SPEC’s expertise and comprehensive service offerings complement each other and elevate the collective presence in the market, as demand for engineering, equipment and construction services in the food and beverage sector continues to increase,” says Brian Bernard, president of SPEC Engineering. “We provide a uniquely strong solution set to meet the growing food and beverage market’s needs.”