Archived Projects Field Services Team Heavy Industrial Structural & Misc. Metals Fabrication

Custom Davit Crane Project

The team at Nix Metals designed and fabricated this Davit Crane for a customer on the West Coast.  The crane was fabricated in Poseyville and then shipped to Santa Clara, California.  Tony Shell traveled to California to install the crane for our customer.  The customer needed a safe way for their team to access and change parts on units on their roofs.  We are happy to assist our customers when safety is a priority!

Employee Spotlight News

Employee Spotlight: October 2018

Caleb Dessauer

Industrial Painter, Nix Coatings


Q:  What is something your co-workers may not know about you?

A:  Along with Catholicism, my family and I practice Native American Traditions.  (i.e. Sweat Lodge Ceremony, Sundance, Naming Ceremony, Medicine bags)

Q:  What are your favorite hobbies?

A:  I LOVE foraging for wild edibles, hiking, writing, reading, and napping under trees.

Q:  Where did you go to school or training?

A:  I went to North Posey High School and attended Ivy Tech for 2 1/2 semesters.

Q:  Before working at Nix, what was the most unusual or interesting job you ever had?

A:  I worked as a seasonal IDNR employee tracking Eastern Box Turtles.  Mother nature was my office for a summer!

Q:  Are you married?

A:  Yes.  To the girl of my dreams!

Q:  Do you have any children?

A:  Yes!  Peregrine Francis Pine Dessauer.

Q:  What is your favorite part about working at Nix Companies?

A:  Definitely the culture!  Ergo – the PEOPLE!

Q:  What has been your favorite project you have designed or worked on so far at Nix Companies?

A:  Last year we worked on windows for the Empire State Building!  That was really cool!!

Q:  Tell us a funny or embarrassing story while you were at work.

A:  Two words:  Sheep. Boots.


Valor Holdings – Nix Companies Partnership

Valor – Nix Partnership

Strategic partnership formed to enhance military products portfolio 

Evansville, Indiana (October 1st, 2018) – Valor Holdings LLC, a leading provider of specialty vocational trucks and equipment to the United States Armed Forces, and Nix Companies Inc., a diversified metal solutions provider, have entered into a strategic partnership to enhance their portfolio of products for the United States Department of Defense, NATO Allies, and commercial clients. The structure of this agreement involves Nix Companies making a partial interest acquisition in Valor.

“A strategic partnership was formed with Nix Companies to help strengthen our offerings of quality fabricated metal products and industrial coatings demanded by our current military customers to help meet mission requirements,” stated Charlie Stockton, President of Valor Holdings. “This partnership leverages our ability to provide custom engineered equipment that meets the highest standards and is manufactured in Indiana by the finest Hoosier craftsmen in our industry”.


“We are honored to be involved with Mr. Stockton and his company along with the opportunity to play a part in our great Nation’s defense efforts. This partnership strengthens both groups, as it provides Nix Companies a strong channel to the government marketplace for our products and services. Additionally, it enhances the capabilities portfolio of Valor, as well as assisting them with corporate resources to fuel growth and long-term prosperity,” Matthew Nix, President of Nix Companies said.


It’s worth noting that the Evansville Tri-State area has a long, rich tradition of supporting the U.S. military. During World War II, private and public industry leaders formed a coalition to pursue defense contracts for Evansville based companies. The Tri-State was a key player in the manufacturing of naval vessels, fighter planes, ammunition, and other vital goods for allied troops and their commands. The Valor-Nix partnership hopes to expand on this rich history by helping aid in the effort of defending freedom in the 21st century war on terror. 


For more information about these groups you can visit their respective websites.


Valor Holdings LLC-


Nix Companies Inc.-