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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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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Shining a Light on LEDs and Upgrades

Article | FacilitiesNet

Lighting fixtures built around light emitting diodes (LEDs) continue to revolutionize the lighting industry. They are opening new possibilities for institutional and commercial facilities as new lighting systems are designed and older systems are retrofit at the end of their performance lives, explains Southland Energy’s Eric Nyenhuis.

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