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Field Services Team Industrial Coatings Recent Projects Transportation

Osage U.S. Coast Guard

Our Field Coatings Team refurbished the Osage, a U.S. Coast Guard barge located in Owensboro, KY. The existing coating system was aged and beginning to rust and fade. We followed the USCG specifications to abrasive blast to remove existing coatings on the hull, freeboard, and underwater body. We also blasted and coated the sewage and freshwater tank interiors. Our team overcame the challenges of working on a drydock in the elements in the heart of winter, which isn’t ideal because of the weather conditions needed to blast and paint, but the crew was able to work through and have a successful outcome.
 
The Field Coatings Division provides a wide range of industrial / commercial coating solutions for asset protection and corrosion prevention for our customers including, but not limited to surface preparation, industrial painting, floor coatings, tank coatings / linings, plural component, and roof coatings. View the division’s key assets and capabilities by visiting their page here: Nix Field Coating Division or call for help with your next project at (812) 874-2422.
 
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Damaged Tanker Refurbishment

Recently, our Repairs & Maintenance Division refurbished this damaged tanker. The team inspected the unit to find all damaged areas. The main work consisted of rolling and fabricating new tank panels which were then fully welded. After the repairs were complete, which included a new catwalk and pipe work, the tank was pressurized to ensure there were no leaks in the vessel. Our Shop Coatings Team then sandblasted the trailer, gave it a new paint job, and also new decals.
 
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Commercial Heavy Machining Projects By Industry Recent Projects Shop Services Team

Frame Machining

A fabrication customer needed some work done on frame parts for a roller coaster that was going overseas. We milled, drilled and tapped holes into the parts. There were two of these bases and each was 40 foot long, weighing 20,000 lbs! 
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Tank Refurbishment

Look at that glow! This tank received some repair work, a polyurethane overcoat to the tank exterior, and a novolac epoxy liner to the tank interior and the containment area. Thanks to our field coatings team, it’s as good as new!
 
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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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Heavy Industrial Heavy Machining Projects By Industry Projects By Service Recent Projects Shop Services Team

Manufactured Sheave

In July, a fabrication customer in Tennessee needed a Sheave made new. We fabricated it at our Custom Fabrication facility in Poseyville, IN. The sheave was then sent over to our Machining facility in Princeton, IN and we utilized our new Tacchi Lathe machine to complete the project.

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Field Services Team Heavy Industrial Industrial Coatings Recent Projects

Exterior Metal Building Rehabilitation

Our Field Coatings Division performed an exterior metal building rehabilitation for a local power generating station. They battled the elements in order to power clean and degrease over 50k sq. ft. of exterior sheeting, replaced or overlaid several panels, then applied 4 to 7 mils of an acrylic exterior coating. This will allow the customer to have a clean and beautiful site as well as protect their assets for years to come. 

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Agriculture Equipment Maintenance Millwright & Plant Maintenance Recent Projects Repairs & Maintenance

Fertilizer Conveyor Platform Repairs

CHALLENGE

We were approached by a customer needing a fertilizer conveyor platform to be repaired. One of their requirements was to improve the safety of the platform.

SOLUTION

Our Repairs & Maintenance Division had our field crew inspect the conveyor platform. Our field team replaced ‘mild steel’ with stainless steel on the platform to create a safer work environment.  The fertilizer conveyor platform is approximately 35 feet in the air increasing the need for making the platform as safe as possible.

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Field Services Team Government Recent Projects Sheet Metal Fabrication Structural & Misc. Metals Fabrication

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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Commercial Recent Projects Structural & Misc. Metals Fabrication

Paducah Innovation Hub

Our Structural Fabrication Division fabricated steel for the Paducah Innovation Hub in Kentucky.  The Paducah Innovation Hub is a facility that helps grow talent for the region through immersive experiences in technology, trades, healthcare, river industry and more.   This project included 570 tons of fabricated steel as well as a considerable amount of AESS (Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel).