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Employee Spotlight: July 2019

Anthony Fisher, Welding Technician

Repairs & Maintenance Division


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

A: I really enjoy going to car shows and antique tractor shows.

Q: What are your favorite hobbies?

A: I enjoy hunting, fishing, and working on vehicles.

Q: Where did you go to school or training?

A: I went to North Posey High School.

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

A: Rebuilding 500 h.p. large AC motors all the way up to 10,000 h.p. motors.

Q: Are you married?

A: Yes, I am married to my high school sweetheart for almost 12 years.

Q: Do you have any children?

A:  Yes, I have two boys.  Kayden is 11 years old and Bridger is 4 years old.

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Nix?

A: I enjoy coming to work everyday.  I love tackling a new challenge and seeing a job completed.  And I can’t forget the workplace camaraderie!

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

A: I really like blocking fifth wheels on semis.

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Nix Announces Acquisition of Heritage Custom Fabricators Inc.

Nix Announces Acquisition of Heritage Custom Fabricators Inc.

POSEYVILLE, IN – Today Nix Companies Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of Heritage Custom Fabricators, Inc., a Princeton, Ind., based company with more than 80 years of service providing heavy machining, gear manufacturing and fabrication services.  Heritage is now an independent division of Nix Companies and will continue to serve its growing customer base from its Princeton facility. 

Heritage Custom Fabricators, founded in 1936 as Woods Welding & Machine by Wylie Woods, focused on agricultural repairs.  In 1981, Russ Butts purchased the business and renamed it Heritage Custom Fabricators. His son, Clint Butts, ran the company for several years until it was acquired in 2016 by Sam Przymus.  Today the Heritage team operates out of a 50,000 square foot facility specializing in heavy contract machining, gear manufacturing, gearbox rebuilds, welding, and fabrication.  

Sam Przymus offered the following statement regarding the acquisition: “After my time at Heritage, I recognized that with Nix at the helm the value for both organizations would benefit together much more than apart.  I am looking forward to the future with a great leadership team at the controls of this ship.”

Nix Companies is a group of small businesses combined to form a diversified metal solutions provider offering  industrial products, manufacturing, and maintenance contracting. Nix was founded in Poseyville, Ind., in 1902 as a blacksmith shop by Charles Nix, the great-great-grandfather of the current fifth-generation principal owners, Matthew and Adam Nix.   Nix has recently been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Indiana” as well as Inc5000’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies” in the United States.

Matthew Nix, President of Nix Companies, offered the following statement about the acquisition: “I am very excited and optimistic about the opportunities and benefits that this partnership brings to our core business.  The machining and gear manufacturing services offered by Heritage are new additions to our product and service offerings. These are complementary to our existing services and will add immediate value to our current customers.   Additionally, this allows us to control every segment of the metal manufacturing process within our company. Their fabrication capabilities are similar to our existing services but will increase our crane capacity from 20 tons to 30 tons, while also doubling our production space.  The Heritage customer base will also provide additional diversity to our existing customer industry segments due to their focus on repairs and maintenance projects. We look forward to offering our full line of products and services to the Heritage customer base.”

Heavy Industrial Heavy Machining Manufacturing Recent Projects

Manufactured Gear

Our capabilities include all tooth forms reverse engineered to specification.  We manufacture new from solid, fabricate ring gears, or cut teeth only projects.

Heavy Industrial Heavy Machining Recent Projects

Machining Split Gear

We are capable of machining parts measuring up to 26′ x 12′ on our CNC controlled equipment.  Our facility is equipped with high bay heavy lifting equipment capable of moving components weighing up to 50 tons.