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Stay Close, Go Far

Southern Air is proud to partner with Lynchburg Beacon of Hope and Lynchburg Community as they come together to announce the first promise program of its kind in Virginia. Beginning in the spring of 2019, all graduates of E.C. Glass and Heritage high schools—approximately 550 students—will be eligible for scholarships to attend local colleges, universities or accredited

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The Field of Honor Flag Display

Southern Air is a company who supports our Veterans and our community. Taking part in the Rotary Club of Forest, Va’s First ever Field of Honor flag display in Lynchburg, Virginia was a no-brainier. Southern Air donated numerous flags in support of this deeply moving display. The Rotary Club of Forest hosted Lynchburg’s first Field of Honor

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Employee Spotlight: Earl Beck

Last year, Earl Beck stood before a freshly leveled plot of dirt in Sophia, West Virginia. This is always a powerful moment for Beck. Part of the reason he takes such pride in his skillsets is the feeling he gets from turning a mound of dirt into a fully functional building ready for occupancy. He’s worked on

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Vying to be the B.E.S.T.

Southern Air requires our construction teams to follow slightly stricter safety regulations than other companies we see at construction sites. We want that hard hat on as soon as you exit your vehicle. We want you wearing eye protection, gloves and safety-toed shoes every time you’re on a job site. It’s a shame to hear about animosity

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Enjoy Your Stay at the Hotel Madison

Hotel Madison is a premier, full-service hotel and conference center, found in the charming foothills of the Shenandoah Valley. Perfectly located in scenic downtown Harrisonburg, the hotel caters to a remarkable community, which includes James Madison University. The first-class hotel vows their guests will enjoy a five-star experience, ensuring overnight stays are as comfortable as possible. Who

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Southern Air Safety Audit

The National Safety Council aims to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Each year in June, the NSC observes a month of National Safety, focusing on reducing preventable injuries and deaths. There is no better time than National Safety Month to emphasize how Southern Air stays

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New Look Safety Team

Southern Air is proud to introduce our new-look Safety Team. For years, field personnel and office staff have grown accustomed to John Plazak and Tommy Gay leading safety audits, certification classes and being subject matter experts in all things safety. Earlier in June, Plazak passed his Safety Director torch to Gay, a much deserved promotion. While Plazak

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First Place Fuse

Roger Evans and Fred Brown, Southern Air pip welders, grab a 6010 stick the same way they have done hundreds of times before, for hundreds of welds. This weld is different, however. This time, more eyes watch their every move than ever have before. Roger and Fred nod to each other before charging into their welding bays.

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Virginia Tech Rector Field House

When you sneak a peek at Virginia Tech’s Track and Field record book, you’ll find a significant number of National and Atlantic Coast Conference champions. Being a National Champion for slinging the furthest hammer throw, running the fastest Distance Medley Relay race, and zipping over hurdles the quickest are titles Virginia Tech athletes have earned. The university

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Racing: A Mental Oasis

Properly tuning a race car for miles of adrenaline-pumping, bumper to bumper racing doesn’t happen overnight. When the engine preparation is done correctly, the hard work is impossible to hide. The same principle applies when programming building automation systems. Typically, these two industries don’t coincide, but for Southern Air BAS project manager Jason Myers, this is life.

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Liberty Athletic Center

In the spring of 2016, Southern Air was awarded the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contract for Liberty University’s new Academic and Performance Center (APC). Built into the hill below the outdoor track, the new 3-story, 60,000 sq ft building would have a radius shaped facade conforming to the curvature of the passing Campus Walk, a campus-wide walkway

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Princeton Health and Fitness Center

The Princeton Health and Fitness Center just outside Bluefield, West Virginia, opened for business 20 years ago with the goal of helping their community members live the healthiest lifestyles possible. The 44,000 square foot facility features two racquetball courts, a group exercise studio, strength training equipment, cardiovascular fitness area, a quarter-size basketball court and a very popular

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