ENR 2019 Top 600 Specialty Contractors: How Long Will the Boom Last?

The trend toward alternative project delivery is continuing to accelerate, and most contractors– but not all – are beginning to worry that the market may be on the decline. Ted Lynch, CEO of Southland Industries, says that many overstretched contractors end up looking for mergers and acquisitions as an exit strategy when they get into trouble from too much work. Large specialty contractors like Southland Industries know that the market has the potential to grow in FY2020, and among the Top 600 Specialty Contractors, Southland is proud to be ranked #17 and currently occupies the #4 spot on the Top 50 Mechanical list.

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Santa Maria planning to add more sports fields, but project isn’t a hit with everyone

KEYT//SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — To meet the demand of an active and healthy lifestyle, the Californian city of Santa Maria reached out to the local community and heard the need for their public parks to have more field space and increased field time with adequate lighting for soccer and other sports. Southland Energy and PG&E are partners on the lighting of the new project, working with the Santa Maria City Council on a plan to keep the fields open later after 5 p.m.  “We’re talking about a multi-million dollar project citywide,” said Recreation and Parks Director Alex Posada. “This will allow us to become more energy efficient and use the savings from that energy efficiency at our facilities to pay back the cost of the project.

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Lean Methodology for Contractors

At Southland, Nutt explains, our first move is to ask our people how we as a company can help them. “This applies everywhere but specifically, as a plumbing contractor, I have to ask the people who perform the particular tasks that are related to a plumbing contract and learn how to improve from the people who are doing the work,” Nutt said.

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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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