Gray Logging operates two of its own logging crews and purchases timber for other harvesting operations. They provide consulting services for landowners, and they run their own saw shop and parts dealership. Gray Logging has a very impressive truck safety and maintenance program.
“Gray Logging exemplifies everything that we in the forest products industry expect from a professional logging operation.” That is a quote from a wood procurement manager who had nominated owner Jerry Gray for this award. Another nominator—a forestry consultant—states, “Gray Logging always does the best job of timber harvesting—thinning, total harvest, and multi-product harvesting and separation—that I have overseen for my clients.” Jeff Doran of the Florida Forestry Association writes that “we have always been impressed with the company’s loyalty to supporting community activities and association-related outreach,” and Mia Wade of the Southeastern Wood Producers Association cited Jerry Gray and his family as “among the finest people around, with deep family roots in the logging profession.” Truly outstanding.
FRA’s Outstanding Logger Award program is designed to raise the visibility of professional logging contractors and to encourage other loggers to adopt the performance of the award winners.
The Forest Resources Association Inc. is a nonprofit trade association concerned with the safe, efficient, and sustainable harvest of forest products and their transport from woods to mill. FRA represents wood consumers, independent logging contractors, and wood dealers, as well as businesses providing products and services to the forest resource-based industries.