Angie Simon is joined by Rick Blazier, COO of Southland Industries. Angie and Rick talk about Southland's recent acquisition of the Brandt Companies and examine the purchase's impact on Southland's prospects both in the immediate future and in the long term. The conversation delves into the intricacies and dynamics of bringing a new firm and its people into the Southland family. They also take a moment to talk about the importance of workforce development and "building the bench." Finally, Angie and Rick take a moment to examine some of the general trends going on in the industry and forecast what might lie ahead.