Southland Industries Raises $5,000 for Charity at Annual Poker Tournaments

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 21:30

Community | Garden Grove, CA  

Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest design-build mechanical contracting firms, recently raised over $5,000 by holding an Annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament at two of its divisional offices. In both regions, the money was donated to a local charitable organization of the division's choice.

Southland's Southern California Division gave a total of $2,900 to the Golden West College Foundation in Huntington Beach, California. Incorporated in 1985, the Golden West College Foundation works to maintain projects such as the STAR Book Program, which provides textbooks to students with limited economic resources, and funding the Golden West College Veterans Resource Center, which supports returning veterans as they transition into education.
Contributing $2,100, Southland's Mid-Atlantic Division chose the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) as its tournament's beneficiary. USO-Metro is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to "serving those who serve, and their families" in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Nearly 5,000 devoted volunteers work to accomplish the organization's mission of lifting the spirits of America's troops and their families.
The additional money raised was used to pay out the first, second, and third place winners of the $100 and $50 tables at each tournament. However, some of the tournament winners, like Mid-Atlantic Division Leader Mike Miller and Senior Design Engineer Andrew Tech, chose to return all or a portion of their winnings back to the respective charitable organization.

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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