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Construction Site Safety: Best Practices

Construction Site Safety: Best Practices

Putting safety first is always a win-win. Your workers will be happier and more productive, and you will benefit both ethically and financially. The unfortunate reality, however, is that safety is often not a priority on most job sites—but this needs to change. In most… read more

Southern Field Parts Catalog

Southern Field Parts Catalog

For the latest and greatest in Southern Field Environmental Elements, check out our new Parts Catalog! With over 120 pages of the highest quality electrostatic precipitator parts, what you need has never been more accessible. Our Parts Catalog: The Details The catalog has two sides… read more

Florida Project Success Story

Florida Project Success Story

In October of 2018, the third most intense Atlantic hurricane to ever make landfall in the United States struck the Florida Panhandle—Hurricane Michael. It was the strongest storm since Hurricane Andrew in 1922, and the strongest ever recorded in the Florida Panhandle. It reached a… read more

Predicting Metal Failure by Decoupling Corrosion and Stress

Predicting Metal Failure by Decoupling Corrosion and Stress

An Arizona State University research team has released new insights about intergranular stress-corrosion cracking that will change the way we approach engineered structure maintenance. Their research affects all engineered structures—bridges, aircrafts, and nuclear power generating plants. The Findings Their research addresses the previous assumption that… read more

CWI Bill Sowell Speaks on the Welding Industry

CWI Bill Sowell Speaks on the Welding Industry

I’m Bill Sowell, originally from Leakesville, MS. I attended MS State University and graduated from William Carey University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in counselor education. My Background I began working in the oilfield industry until the mid-80s and joined Foster… read more

Industrial Welders and Millwrights Needed—Now

Industrial Welders and Millwrights Needed—Now

Despite good wages, benefits and job security, the welding and utilities industries do not have enough workers. One of the biggest factors that plays into this reality is the encouragement that children get from a young age to pursue careers that require a four-year degree…. read more

Keeping People Happy with Cleaner Air

Keeping People Happy with Cleaner Air

It’s hard to get work done in a facility without clean air. In fact, ever since the Industrial Revolution, one of the main drawbacks to working in an industrial facility was poor air quality. Unclean air results in health issues and lower productivity. According to… read more

The Importance of Maintenance in Power Distribution Systems

The Importance of Maintenance in Power Distribution Systems

In the world of electrical production, nothing happens without maintenance. Every system has countless points of failure – some of them critical – that can disrupt or outright halt power production if they fail. And system components are far more likely to fail if they’re… read more

Southern Field's Emphasis on Safety

Southern Field’s Emphasis on Safety

The construction industry contributes a very large percentage of overall private industry injuries and deaths, but that’s about to change. After a five-year steady increase in construction worker deaths, we finally saw a dip in numbers. Total fatalities fell 2% from 2016 to 2017, and… read more