Construction’s Best Kept Secret: Women Make More Than Men

Article | Building Forward

 

“We do a lot of college recruiting, and it’s a tough sell, especially with women,” says Wendy Montgomery, senior manager, talent management at Garden Grove, Calif.-based Southland Industries, one of the nation’s largest mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractors. “The younger generation is very skeptical about the construction industry.”

 

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Video Game-Like Tech Draws Younger, More Skeptical Workforce to Construction

Article | Construction Dive

“We have an opportunity to leverage their interest in tech by bringing up how our industry works to construct smart buildings,” says Wendy Montgomery, senior talent manager at MEP provider Southland Industries. “More and more, the skilled trades are requiring more complex, engineering-like skills so they can build better buildings with smaller environmental footprints.”

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H. Hendy Associates Applies Six Sigma Expertise to Southland Industries Facility Addition

Article |Contracting Business

“As a company that has always prided itself on innovation and collaboration, we were craving high-performance work and fabrication spaces that could serve to enhance our commitment to integrated solutions, our Design-Build-Maintain model, and an environment that serves our most important asset: our people,” said Payman Farrokhyar, vice president and division leader at Southland Industries.

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MCAA Safety Excellence Certificate

Award | MCAA

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America recently recognized Southland Industries with its Safety Excellence Certificate of Commendation for recordable cases and lost workday cases incidence rates of 25% or more below the industry average.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) serves the unique needs of approximately 2,600 firms involved in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, piping, and mechanical service.

They do this by providing their members with high-quality educational materials and programs to help them attain the highest level of managerial and technical expertise. MCAA includes the Mechanical Service Contractors of America, the Plumbing Contractors of America, the Manufacturer/Supplier Council, the Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation and the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau.