working in field services for seven decades
Southern Cross Inc. has been a leader in utility field services since its founding in 1946. The aim of our company is to partner with natural gas, electric, water, and oil utilities to ensure mutual success with our partnerships. We offer a wide range of utility services, professional services and advanced technology solutions.
We at Southern Cross are proud to work with utilities across North America, and we would love to join your team. We provide the utility industry with many routine field services, including leak detection, AMI/AMR installation and maintenance, standard meter services, routine field services, pipeline integrity and related services.
Southern Cross manufactures the Flame Pack 400 Flame Ionization unit and the 46’ Hawk laser-based unit at our headquarters just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. We also sell and repair equipment across the gas industry offering our customers a wide range of solutions for their next gas service project.
We partner with our customers and employees to protect lives, property, and client infrastructure, while making projects wildly successful through our delivery of high-quality services. We add value to the process by integrating innovation and technology into everything we do while challenging the status quo.
solve customer problems
we are in the business of providing solutions
Southern Cross was founded shortly after World War II by James Chaisson, who volunteered for the Marines and fought in the Pacific theater, earning the Navy Cross, Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart for extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Sugar Loaf Hill on Okinawa. While navigating the south Pacific, the young Marine could always locate a constant point of reference in the sky — the Southern Cross Constellation.
Prior to the war, Chaisson had worked in the utility industry clearing rights of way for natural gas pipelines. He discovered it was possible to locate leaks by noting changes in the vegetation along the pipeline. When he returned after the war, Chaisson applied his careful observations to invent leak detection technology as a tool for pipeline safety. Chaisson named his company Southern Cross after the constellation he had relied upon in the South Pacific. We proudly retain the constellation logo in honor of our founder.