Making the Upgrade: Automation Hardware Changes in Classified Hazardous Areas

Electrical installations in classified hazardous areas always present unique challenges to mitigate the possibility of an explosion. Control panels, PLC I/O and associated devices require special care and attention when … Read more

Kickstart Your Budget with Cost Trends

When creating a budget for your next project, it’s important to know where construction costs are at, and where they might be headed.  Sure, you could look through nearly 20 … Read more

Three Ways to Experience “CANstruction”

Each year, Hixson looks forward to participating in CANstruction, an annual event where architecture, engineering and construction firms design and build structures created from cans of food – tuna, beans, … Read more

Hixson’s Dairy Story

Hixson’s experience in engineering and design for the dairy industry all started with a bottle of milk – or actually – many, many bottles of milk!  In the mid-1950’s, Hixson … Read more

Department Spotlight – Architecture

The Hixson Architecture department is where big ideas begin!  Led by Senior Vice President and Director of Architecture/Interior Design Tom Hellmann, AIA, this team of experienced design professionals play a … Read more

How to Balance Corporate Standards vs. Local Needs

Corporations with large and diverse real estate portfolios often develop, maintain, and enforce design standards so that all locations are aesthetically and functionally consistent, and are a reflection of the … Read more

Catch Problems BEFORE They Become A Big Deal with Hixson CA

Hixson’s Value of Construction Administration (CA) newsletter highlights some of the many ways in which the Hixson CA team makes a difference on each and every project. Consider this example: … Read more

Did You See Hixson in Food Safety Strategies?

“Controlling the water supply and the drainage properly is key to achieving good water management,” noted Hixson Vice President and Project Manager Chris Jarc, in the most recent issue of Food … Read more

Hixson’s COVID-19 Response

Hixson is actively working to ensure both the continuity of our business operations and the health and safety of our associates, clients and communities.  As we all navigate these unprecedented … Read more

Rachel Crigler Joins Hixson

Hixson recently welcomed new college grad Rachel Crigler to our firm!  In her role as a Mechanical Engineer, Rachel will be assisting in the design and engineering of HVAC systems … Read more