Southland CEO, Ted Lynch Takes Culture of CARE Pledge

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 17:45

Culture of Care | Southland Industries

Oct. 7, 2021 – Launched in spring of 2020,the Culture of CARE is an initiative created in partnership between the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the AGC of Washington to advance the construction industry as the industry of choice for diverse and talented workers by building inclusive work environments in construction firms nationwide.

This year, Southland Industries’ CEO Ted Lynch took the pledge to CARE: Commit, Attract, Retain, and Empower. By pledging, Lynch states his belief that every individual has the right to work in an environment that is free from harassment, hazing, and bullying. This includes his commitment to doing his part in building a culture that is diverse, safe, welcoming, and inclusive by taking action to ensure that unwelcome, offensive, and discriminatory or harassing language and behavior is not tolerate at Southland.  

Coinciding with Culture of CARE’s mission to influence, champion change, and cultivate a more inclusive construction industry, Culture of CARE, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and the AGC have created Construction Inclusion Week (CIW). This inaugural effort, kicking off on October 18, 2021, will build awareness of the need to improve diversity and inclusion by providing content and resources. Southland is excited to announce its participation in the first Construction Inclusion Week.    

About Southland

Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building performance. Advocating a design-build-maintain model, Southland specializes in the design, construction, and service of mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, automation and controls systems, as well as comprehensive energy services needs. Offering standalone services as well as integrated solutions, Southland’s in-house experts remain connected, sharing knowledge and information in order to produce the results that have earned Southland its unmatched reputation as one of the top design-builders in the nation. As a company that has always prided itself on innovation and collaboration, Southland continues to pave the way as an industry leader in sustainability and energy efficiency so as to improve the way buildings are designed, built, and maintained. For information, please visit

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