Food & Beverage

The Influence of Viscosity on Equipment & Piping Design

Ingredient viscosity is a property that greatly influences equipment design and piping layouts. During the design process, it is important to understand the extent of viscosity changes with temperature, and …

Building Impenetrable Client Loyalty with Abbott Nutrition

At Hixson, we strive to build strategic partnerships with the clients we serve and invest in these relationships. We call this “Impenetrable Client Loyalty,” and because of it, Hixson’s clients …

Mold Matters: Three Steps to Follow When Finding the Fungus

In places where there is moisture, mold will attempt to grow. This is true even in production facilities which adhere to the strictest protocols for cleaning. In the summer edition …

Don’t Forget: These Hixson Webinars Available Now!

Hixson has been presenting webinars for well over a decade, and now have released podcasts too!  If you are looking to increase your industry knowledge, make sure you check out …

Hixson’s Angel Landeros Talks CPM with Food Engineering Magazine

Recently, Hixson Capital Project Manager Angel Landeros talked with Wayne Labs from Food Engineering Magazine about Hixson’s Capital Project Management (CPM) services. In their wide-ranging conversation, Angel and Wayne touched …

Available Now! “What You Need to Know About Industry 4.0”

Is your facility prepared for Industry 4.0 and the real-time, data-driven decision-making that it can enable?  Learn more about what this new paradigm means for your organization in a new …

Working With ‘Potent Potables’? Hixson Has You Covered!

In Friday’s post, we mentioned Hixson’s experience in the design and engineering of dairy facilities. But milk isn’t the only beverage type we design! From juice to soft drinks and …

Hixson and the IDFA: A History of Partnership

Hixson has been involved in the dairy industry since the 1960s when we began designing and engineering milk production facilities for The Kroger Company. This was at a time when the …

How Fast Can It Go? Three Factors Determining the Linear Speed of Liquids

Most food and beverage plants operate pressurized liquid systems designed to move water, or liquids with viscosities similar to water. Whereas liquids with high viscosities must consider pressure drop as …

Hixson is a Top 10 Food and Beverage Design Firm

Hixson is proud to announce that we’ve landed in TWO of ENR Magazine’s Top Lists!  Our firm is #8 on their Food and Beverage Design Firms List, and in the …