Annual Pen Pal Pizza Party

Hixson is a long-time corporate partner of St. Francis de Sales school in Walnut Hills. Serving approximately 230 children, St. Francis, a member school of the Catholic Inner-city Schools Education … Read more

Repair Affair 2019

Sponsored by the non-profit organization People Working Cooperatively, “Repair Affair” is an annual one-day event where volunteers assist low-income homeowners with much-needed home renovations. In 2019, Hixson, which has proudly … Read more

Hixson Speaks at 2019 Lab Design Conference

Earlier this month, Hixson architects Bryon Sutherly and Paul Thamann spoke on “Maximizing Lab Effectiveness with Purpose-Built Lab Design” at the 2019 Lab Design Conference. The theme for the conference … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Hixson at CET Action Auction

The WCET Action Auction is a five-day live television fundraising event supporting Cincinnati’s local Public Broadcasting Station, WCET. This year, eight Hixson associates, plus one significant other, volunteered at the … Read more

Retail Insights: Keys to a Successful Vendor Shop Design Experience

Vendor shops, or shop-in-shops, have grown to represent a significant percentage of a retailer’s main floor square footage. An allotment of nearly thirty percent is not uncommon and that area … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more