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.

 

Lean Construction Congress

June 3-5, 2019
Helsinki, Finland

Southland Industries’ Jessica Kelley will be a keynote speaker at the Lean Construction Institute’s “Lean Construction Congress” in Helsinki, Finland. Entitled “Optimizing Prefabrication with Lean,” Kelley’s presentation will focus on how Southland applies lean principles to drive prefabrication success, as well as how Integrated Project Deliver models enable deeper application and greater opportunities internally and across the project team.

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2019 Construction vs Cancer SoCal

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Anaheim, California

Southland Industries is a platinum sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s “2019 Construction vs Cancer SoCal” at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, April 28. Showing the softer side of construction, the local construction industry has forged a partnership with the American Cancer Society in its mission to find a cure for cancer. Free to the public, the event is designed to offer kids and families a day of fun and entertainment. Featured VIP guests will be pediatric cancer patients, survivors and their families.

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Process-Driven Facility Designed to Optimize Office, Fabrication Spaces

Article | Facility Executive

“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 Southland Industries’ vice president and division leader Payman Farrokhyar. “Hendy’s design of our new facility not only delivers on Southland’s business objectives but will help us move our 70-year history of serving MEP industries forward for future generations.”

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2019 PNW Forum

April 11-13, 2019
Seattle, WA
Seattle Marriott Waterfront

Southland Industries’ Lindsey York will be a presenter at the National Association of Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) 2019 PNW Forum. An experienced design-build partner, Lindsey will share the lean process of pull planning and how it should be employed for maximum results.

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