Food & Beverage

Oil SPCC Plans for Non-Industrial Facilities Part 2: Types of Plans

If applicable, a facility must develop and implement one of three types of plans. Two of the plan types (Tier 1 and Tier 2 plans) can be self-certified by an …

Seven Ways to Separate Process from Storm

Is your plant in compliance with storm water pollutant discharge limits? Are you sure none of your process drains connect to storm water outlets? Hixson frequently observes site conditions that …

Are You Registered? Water Management Best Practices Coming Soon!

The next Food Plant of the Future webinar, “Water Management Best Practices,” takes place in just two weeks! Join Hixson’s Warren Green and Joe Weisgerber on Thursday, May 2nd, at …

Oil SPCC Plans for Non-Industrial Facilities Part 1: Compliance

As an owner/operator of a non-industrial facility, it may be surprising that an oil pollution prevention rule (40 CFR 112) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) may apply to …

Key Learnings from ProFood Tech 2019

Nathan Arnold, Hixson Director of Client Development, attended the ProFood Tech tradeshow held at Chicago’s McCormick Place March 26-29, 2019.  The biennial event, which covers all segments of food and …

Testing the Waters: Justifying Water Reduction Projects

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) reported that between 2004 and 2014, the actual annual cost of water rose 5.5% per year nationally.  Today, national average water costs vary between …

Thank you Kroger!

As mentioned in a previous post, Hixson strives to build strategic partnerships with the clients we serve and invest in these relationships. We create this “Impenetrable Client Loyalty” in multiple …

Department Spotlight: Mechanical Engineering

Hixson’s Mechanical Engineering department provides clients throughout North America with a wealth of experience in the design of Heating, Venting and Air Conditioning (HVAC) solutions, and central plant and distribution …

Four Ways to Improve Wastewater pH Adjustment Systems

Does your facility routinely exceed your permitted wastewater pH range? Often, pH adjustment is the source of headaches as a result of poorly designed systems.  If your system is having difficulties, …

Six Common Solutions to Address Liquid Process Tank Levels

Liquid tank level control should take into account the processing application, while providing the simplest, most elegant solution. The February edition of From Experience looks at six common solutions for …