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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

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

Suggestions for Improving Construction Site Safety

Suggestions for Improving Construction Site Safety

Every year, more on-the-job fatalities through accidents happen at construction sites than any other place of work. In 2016, one out of every five deaths on the job were in the construction industry, and much of that is not only because construction is an inherently… read more

Environmental Elements Acquisition Update: What We’re Doing

Environmental Elements Acquisition Update: What We’re Doing

Southern Field has developed a reputation for being a one-stop shop for plant and facility maintenance. Our goal is to provide facilities from a variety of industries with everything they need to keep their systems running. One major development toward that goal is the acquisition… read more

Could Drones Help the Pulp and Paper Industry?

Could Drones Help the Pulp and Paper Industry?

The pulp and paper industry has a problem: ever-fluctuating demand that can change daily. Companies have to adjust on the fly to this changing demand, which creates problems down the line with their inventories and supply chain logistics. And yet, it can be very expensive… read more

The EPA Is Seeking to Change the Definition of “Dangerous” Soot

The EPA Is Seeking to Change the Definition of “Dangerous” Soot

For decades, environmentalists have fought the energy industry over one particular thing: soot. They successfully lobbied to enact stringent regulations against fine ash particulate, which have been a part of broader regulations seeking to restrain ash emissions from coal plants. Now, the Trump administration’s Environmental… 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