1948 – 2018: Celebrating Our 70th Year!

In 1948, former Navy Captain Lewis Hixson established an engineering firm with his friend Eugene Tartar in a small office in downtown Cincinnati. Today, that two-man structural engineering firm has … Read more

Dropping the Hammer: Controlling Water Hammer

The phenomenon of water hammer can impact any fluid system, whether it is a traditional potable water system, or other ingredient or product system pumped to your processes or fillers. … Read more

A Fond Farewell to Wick Ach

This week, Hixson marks the retirement of longtime President & CEO, J. Wickliffe “Wick” Ach. Wick joined Hixson in 1977 and has been leading our firm since 1983. Under Wick’s … Read more

Pen Pals and Traveling Bears: Helping Kids Learn at St. Francis De Sales

Last week, Hixson associates headed back to our partner in education school St. Francis De Sales to wrap up two of the programs in which we are involved: Pen Pals … Read more

Hixson Happenings: Seed Strategy

The latest issue of our Hixson Happenings newsletter showcases the work Hixson is doing with growth acceleration firm Seed Strategy.   For this company, the concept of a “treehouse” has … Read more

Department Spotlight: EH&S

Hixson’s Environmental Health & Safety department helps our clients achieve their goals of operating a safe, environmentally sound, and economically sustainable facility. The group provides solutions for wastewater, air pollution, … Read more

Huey Awards

Having provided organized, in-house learning since 1990, Hixson created the Hixson University structure in 2001 to better serve associates’ training needs. Divided into five “colleges,” Hixson University, which has been … Read more

Repair Affair

One of the ways that Hixson contributes creatively to our communities in which we live and work is through our participation in “Repair Affair.” This annual event organized by People … Read more

Four Key Elements of a World-Class Corporate Childcare Center

Studies have shown that working parents are more engaged and productive in their work environments, with less absenteeism and tardiness, when they are presented with convenient, high-quality childcare options. In … Read more

How Food Processors Can Successfully Manage Water and Utilities

Warren Green, Hixson Vice President and Manager, Process Engineering, offers his perspectives on water management in this month’s issue of Food Engineering Magazine.  In the story, “How Food Processors Can … Read more