By: Armando Najarro
A few months ago, Southland’s Las Vegas fabrication shop began to notice an excess of material inventory, unused equipment, issues with deliveries, and allocating space for existing equipment. These issues, and more, resulted in a slew of inefficiencies for the shop. At Southland, efficiency is key in all realms of work. The more efficient we can be; the best product our clients receive.
By: Phill Phillips
One of the most important investments we can make is in the development of students that show an interest in our industry. Along with various speaking engagements and teaching opportunities at select universities throughout the school year, Southland participates in the annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 6 & 7 Competition held in Sparks, Nevada.Through a coalition of peers, we sponsor the competitive Mechanical Problem at the competition.
By: Victor Sanvido
Lean is one of the most important trends sweeping through our industry today. The Lean Construction Institute recently received the Henry C. Turner Prize from the National Building Museum for Innovation in Construction for the positive effects it has had on projects and processes within our industry. By following a few basic steps, it is possible to improve our projects and businesses to create safer, more effective workplaces for everyone involved.
By: Sarah Misherghi
As part of Northern California Division’s community efforts, Southland volunteered at San Francisco’s CityBuild Academy, an apprenticeship initiative for economically disadvantaged bay area residents. Southland’s piping/plumbing teams went to the CityBuild Academy to teach students with a hands-on copper tube project. The copper tube was actually a handle for a sheet metal tool box that the students created the following week with Southland’s sheet metal team.
By: Reyann Contreras
2012 was a good year for the safety department. Southland reported the second lowest incident rate in our history and the lowest vehicle accident rate ever. We saw the team at Fort Hood recognized as contractor of the quarter with an award from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). And, we have strengthened our safety team by promoting two employees.