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LST 325 – Structural Steel

Evansville is home to an important battleship from World War II, the LST 325, the last remaining fully functioning LST in the country. During June and July of 1944, the LST 325 made 44 trips between France and England carrying ammunition and supplies to the mainland while also carrying back the wounded.  The LST 325 also played a vital role during the D-Day landings.  During WWII, Evansville produced over 150 LST’s and became the largest inland facility that manufactured LSTs in the world.

The LST 325 finally made it’s big move up the Ohio River to it’s new home.  Part of the move was creating a new Visitor’s Center and enhancing the dock to accommodate the LST 325.  Our Structural Steel Division fabricated structural steel, joist, and deck for the Visitor’s Center while also fabricating ramps and reinforcement steel for the vehicle bridge.  We are proud to play a part in giving this living monument its proper home.

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Employee Spotlight: August 2020

Jon Campbell, Machine Operator

Structural Fabrication Division

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

I have two sisters; one is 32 and one is 13.

What are your favorite hobbies?

I enjoy fishing, reading sports articles, and collecting baseball cards.

Where is you go to school or training?

I went to Chino High School in California.

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

I worked for a fast food hot dog chain!

Are  you married?

Yes

Do you have children?

Yes, one daughter named Natalie.

What is your favorite thing about working at Nix Companies?

The feeling like I matter and I am appreciated.

What has been your favorite project you’ve worked on so far at Nix Companies?

The Deaconess Aquatic Center!

Tell us a funny or embarrassing story while you were at work?

Getting a cupcake to the face on my birthday!