Food & Beverage

The Not-So-Hidden Benefits of Non-Destructive Testing

Do any of these situations sound familiar? A missing insulating seal in conduit passing through a cold storage area results in condensation in a food production space. Joint failures in …

COVID-19: Hixson’s Top 10 Return to Work Best Practices

When Coronavirus (COVID-19) began shutting businesses down earlier this year, the perception was that society would be back up and running within a few weeks.  Here we are, months later, …

From Experience: Mitigating Dust Collection Hazards

Did you know? Dust collecting systems in facilities are responsible for a large portion of all dust explosions according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB). In fact, since 2006, …

Hixson Partners with Samuel Adams on Major Expansion

“It’s a big expansion, it’s not incremental.”     Jim Koch, Founder Hixson is proud to be working with Samuel Adams on a historic venture at their Cincinnati brewery.  “The largest …

Mitigating COVID-19 Transmission with HVAC Solutions

HVAC solutions guaranteed to eliminate the spread of COVID-19 do not exist yet (and beware anyone who says they have something that does).  At the same time, there are some …

See Hixson in Food Engineering’s 43rd Annual Plant Construction Survey

The annual Food Engineering Plant Construction Survey is now available! Check out a list of Hixson’s projects that were $1 million or more and completed, planned, or in progress as …

Plant-Based Proteins: Success Grows with Hixson

Is your company considering the development of a greenfield plant-protein processing facility, or transitioning existing lines to process plant-based products? Since 1948, Hixson has provided design and engineering services to …

Understanding the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)

The Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) is designed to identify and analyze potential hazards associated with the processing and/or handling of toxic, reactive, flammable or explosive chemicals. PHAs must be conducted …

Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements and Episodic Generation: Are You Compliant?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule was finalized in 2017.  While the rule has yet to be fully adopted by all states, it is important …

Department Spotlight: Civil Engineering

By now, you’ve seen the pictures: You know that Hixson designs beautiful buildings as well as highly purposeful facilities. What you may not realize is that these projects often include …