(Est. 1949) “Southland Industries is one of the nation’s largest design-build mechanical contracting firms. Southland’s design-build-maintain model integrates in-house engineering and design capabilities with self-performed HVAC, process piping, plumbing, fire protection, construction services, automation and controls, testing and balancing, energy services, as well as operations and maintenance in order to provide customers with customized, single-source solutions. As a company that has always prided itself on innovation and collaboration, Southland continues to pave the way as an industry leader in lean construction, sustainability, and efficiency through both building design and construction.”
In-house (Jason Dydo)
Consisting of two elements, the logo combines the point of connection symbol and the "Southlandind" word mark. The abstraction of the engineering symbol for the point of connection represents the connection that Southland has with its clients and the internal connections that Southland maintains to serve clients better from beginning to end.
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Don't like the "S" icon at all but very much digging the "ind" mashed up with the "and" despite the readability issues. Above all, however, any national-size company with an old logo like Southland's deserves to be commended for moving forward.