March 4 Southland Industries update: Roughing in systems, ceilings and diffusers complete, parking garages underway, beginning to prepare to start chilled water plant
Roughing in systems on levels 2, 4, 5, and 6; ceilings and diffusers are complete or near completion; all 3 parking garages are underway; preparation to started the chilled water plant is underway.
As of March 4, 2014:
- Southland Industries is currently roughing in systems on levels 2, 4, 5, & 6 in the hospital. Basement, levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 drywall walls are underway.
- The West Clinic has ceilings & diffusers are complete, the North Clinic has diffusers going into the ceilings, the South Clinic has drywall being installed on levels 1, 2, and 3.
- All 3 parking garages are underway.
- Southland Industries is beginning to prepare to start the chilled water plant, the refrigerant will be charged into the chillers in the coming weeks.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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