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Aug
15
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From Intern to Full-Time Employee

Tags: Interns

One of the most daunting experiences that stands out in my young professional career is the first day of my first internship at Southland Industries. I had held other jobs before, but none of them were even remotely related to my degree or my career path. Sitting in the first meeting where I met the company’s executives and my boss for the summer, I remember thinking that that summer was going to be a turning point in terms of my education and my career. 

Jul
31
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The New Rating System: LEED v4

Over the past few years, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) has worked to improve the requirements and procedures associated with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, more commonly known as LEED. This next version of the program has been dubbed LEED v4. As the next evolution to the popular LEED rating system, LEED v4 involves several significant changes and updates when compared to the previous LEED 2009 rating system.

Jul
16
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Expanding Southland's Service Capabilities in the Southwest

Tags: Services

In November 2012, Southland’s Southwest Division decided to expand its service capabilities within the local to the Las Vegas region and entered into the refrigeration and food service market. Our refrigeration and food service focus allows us to assist with an array of equipment such as ice machines, walk-in coolers and freezers, parallel refrigeration racks, fryers, and ovens, and has helped Southland Industries successfully serve more of the Southern Nevada region. With the addition of refrigeration and food service, we have now expanded to perform this type of work for convenience stores, restaurants, hospitals, and casinos.

Jun
26
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Adopting ASHRAE 90.1-2010 for Better Energy Efficiency in Buildings

The U.S. Department of Energy projects that by the end of 2015, 23 states (many of which are concentrated on the East and West Coast) will adopt the 2012 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) in which ASHRAE 90.1-2010 is heavily referenced.  As published in the Federal Register last year, ASHRAE 90.1-2010 will also apply to all federal buildings beginning on July 9, 2014.

May
23
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Southland’s Commitment to the Mid-Atlantic Community

Each year, Southland maintains community outreach relationships from previous years while building new relationships in order to benefit the community.  Our commitments to community outreach are made more meaningful, as many of Southland’s Mid-Atlantic Division employees live in the county we support. In the past, our division’s community outreach efforts have run the gamut from supporting Habitat for Humanity in Loudoun County to raising money for Loudoun Youth, Inc. 

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