Food & Beverage

Rethinking the Industrial Workplace

The demand for workers has been huge in recent years and does not show signs of stopping anytime soon.  An article from commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield suggests …

From Experience: Bringing the Outside In

Less horsepower is required for an air compressor to run with cooler intake air. Every 5°F drop in air inlet temperature can result in approximately a 1% increase in compressed …

Selecting New Equipment: Hixson’s Knowledge and Experience Saves Time

On a recent project for one of Hixson’s valued food and beverage clients, Hixson’s Manufacturing Engineering team was tasked with designing separator equipment into a plant layout. The equipment needed …

Your Building Has a Roof? Read EH&S From Experience Now!

OSHA’s Walking and Working Surfaces Standard has been active since the fall of 2017. Yet many facilities remain out of compliance with these regulations, which aim to reduce injuries and …

Best Practices for Water Management: Now On Demand!

We’ve gotten some terrific feedback on the most recent Hixson Food Plant of the Future webinar, “Water Management Best Practices,” which took place on May 2. The webinar, presented by Hixson’s Warren …

April From Experience: Determining Energy Savings Priorities

Rather than tackling energy reductions on a case-by-case basis, Hixson recommends a focused effort on those items that offer the greatest potential to reduce energy consumption. In the April 2019 …

Last Chance to Register: Best Practices for Water Management webinar

The 21st Food Plant of the Future webinar, presented by Hixson and co-sponsored by Food Engineering magazine, takes place TOMORROW afternoon at 2 p.m. Eastern. Hixson’s Warren Green and Joe …

Hixson’s Thoughts on “The Road to Continuous Improvement”

Recently, Hixson’s Sean Fathman and Mitch Vanover talked with Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief of ProFood World magazine. Sean and Mitch provided their thoughts on the evolution of Continuous Improvement within the …

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 …