My company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) has had a business relationship with Jerry Gray and Gray Logging for the past five years. During our five year relationship, I have come to know Gray Logging and the Gray family both professionally and personally.
Gray Logging exemplifies everything that we in the forest products industry expect from a professional logging operation. Attention to detail in every aspect of running their daily operations is evident in all aspects of Gray Logging’s business. A visit to their office, their logging operation, or their shop will immediately make a favorable impression. Gray Logging’s commitment to keeping all aspects of their business clean, in good operating condition, and their dedication to safety is evident to any observer.
Jerry and his father, Mr. W.C. Gray have made a lifetime commitment to operating their business to high professional, ethical, and Christian standards. Time spent with Jerry, his father, Mr. W.C., and his business partner, Larry Hammock, always reinforces their progressive attitude to taking care of our resources not only today, but also for the future. Business decisions made each day affect all our lives today and tomorrow, and Grey Logging’s business policys concerning high ethical treatment of customers, good business principles, sound operation procedures, and dedication to safety, separate Gray Logging from all other loggers.
The forest industry has always had to defend itself in the public’s eyes. If all logging operation were as committed as Gray Logging to operating their business in an ethical and professional manner, the forest industry could grow to new heights. Grey Logging is very deserving of the title of “Florida Logger of the Year”. I cannot think of a more deserving candidate for “Southeastern Technical Logger of the Year”. PCA and I appreciate your consideration of Gray Logging for this outstanding honor.