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Custom Fabrication Division Continues Building Expansion

Custom Fabrication Division Continues Building Expansion

POSEYVILLE, IN (September 30, 2021) – As of now, the highbay project is moving forward and on schedule. Since last quarter we have really seen good headway. The building pad, concrete, and steel erection are all complete. The building is currently in the process of being sheeted and should be completed by the second week in October.

Up next will be mechanical/electrical, fire suppression system, and tieing the two buildings together (removing south wall of existing building to merge the two buildings). Our Structural Fabrication team members are currently in the process of fabricating the 25 ton crane runway and bridge beams. The crane system will be erected in house and shooting to be operational by the end of the year.

Site work should be wrapped up by the end of October.

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Employee Spotlight: September 2021

Casey  McMillan, Mobile Services Foreman

Repairs & Maintenance Division

 

What are your favorite hobbies?

Anything outdoors including dirt bike riding and horseback riding with my family.

What is your favorite thing about working at Nix Companies?

The people.  We all work towards a common goal and are hard workers.

Are you married?

Yes.

Do you have any children?

Yes, I have two daughters.

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

I have enjoyed projects where it’s all on me.  I show up at a job site with a torch, a welder, and some metal and I have to use problem solving to create something truly custom.

Where did you go to school or training?

North Posey and Ivy Tech.

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Roof Repair & Coating

In June, a customer was in need of a complete roof repair job. Our Field Coatings team cut out the blisters and repaired all leaking areas to ensure no water would get through. Afterwards, we applied a spray foam and elastomeric acrylic coating for the finishing touch. Our spray foam and elastomeric roof coating systems are proven to stop leaks, reduce building energy consumption, provide insulation, and improve structural integrity while costing less than a conventional roof replacement.
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Fan Housing Case Study

Fan Housing

Includes Metal Fabrication & Shop Coatings Work

CHALLENGE

A manufacturing customer came to us with the following issues:

  1. Build up on the fan due to coolant and exhaust was causing the fan to be imbalanced, which in turn made the bearings and the electric motor fail prematurely.
  2. The fins inside the housing that were centering the electric motor mount were cracking.
  3. When the motor would fail due to the above points, it would deflect the outside of the housing and cause the housing to permanently deform.
SOLUTION

We decided to powdercoat the housing itself in a high gloss powder and coat the fan blades in anti-graffiti coating. We worked with the customer to implement a P.M. program where they power wash it monthly. The anti-graffiti paint allows the build up to easily come off when washed.

We added stiffener rings to the outside housing to keep it from deforming when/ if the motor failed.

To eliminate the fins from cracking, we added a band to the outside of the housing and connected the tie bars on the back of the motor in a 45 degree direction to absorb radial torque from the motor.

RESULTS

This allowed us to prolong the life of the housing and electric motor by eliminating imbalance on the fan and absorbing the radial torque from the electric motor on start up.

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