Food & Beverage

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 …

Hixson’s Paul Thamann Featured in Food Engineering Plant-Based Foods Story

“When it comes to defining your production needs, the individual process steps are relatively well known, but it’s still a unique process overall,” said Hixson Senior Project Architect Paul Thamann, …

Move the Dirt? Why Not Displace It Instead?!

As part of a recent project for a large, multi-national beverage manufacturer, Hixson was tasked with designing the foundation to support the work required above ground.  Foundation work though was …

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 …

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 …

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 …