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Nix News – March 2020

Nix News – March 2020

Forging Ahead. . . Together

A Message from Matthew

Amid everything that is going on, we would like to thank each of you for your continued support over the years. We are committed to maintaining a high level of service during this time. Our President, Matthew Nix, prepared a video to discuss our plan going forward. Thank you, again, and we will all get through this by Forging Ahead together.

A Recent Special Project

We recently had the opportunity to work on a very special project. A customer came to us needing a handle to add to her grandson’s bike so that she and her family can hold onto the bike for safety. Her grandson had recently out grown his old bike that already had a handle, but she couldn’t find one to attach to his new bike. Our Repairs and Maintenance Division fabricated, coated, and attached this new handle to the bike so that our customer can continue to allow her grandson to ride his bike safely.

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Employee Spotlights

Kerry is our Lead Fabricator in our Custom Fabrication division. Watch and find out why we are so happy that Kerry is a part of the Nix family.

Mike’s grandfather founded Woods Machine Shop in 1936 which eventually became our Heritage Machining Division. Mike’s knowledge in gear engineering and manufacturing is a great asset to Nix.

Featured Meet Nix Video

In this Meet Nix video, Corey walks us through our gearbox rebuild process while also talking about the benefits of rebuilding a gearbox versus buying a brand new one.  Click the image above to watch the video. 

Recent Hires

Kevin Dilger

Director of Pre-Production

Kevin joined the Nix team in January of 2020. Kevin graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He has spent the last 14 years as a Project Engineer and then Senior Estimator in the construction contractor space. Kevin’s years of experience in managing and estimating projects from PO to project completion will help Nix streamline the pre-production process.

Adam Adler

Coatings Estimator

Adam Adler joined Nix in January of 2020.  He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a B.S. in Management and has spent the majority of his professional career in the industrial coatings industry consulting, estimating, and project managing.  He is also a NACE II certified coatings inspector. Adam’s years of coatings experience will help in providing solutions to Nix’s clients

Cole Eckert

Continuous Improvement Technician

Cole joined Nix in January of 2020. He graduated from the University of Evansville with a B.S. in Professional Chemistry and the University of Arkansas with a M.S. in Operations Management.  Cole’s experience with continuous improvement from previous roles in production and inventory planning brings strong skills that will help Nix continue to improve. 

Eric Beckerle

IT & Data Manager

Eric joined the company in February 2020 as the IT & Data Manager. Eric graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Computer Information Systems and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his time with his previous role at Frontier Kemper and Tutor Perini that will serve him well in his new role at Nix Companies.