Our engineering, custom fabrication, and field services teams worked together to design, build, and install a 50 foot all aluminum walkway for a dock extension. Now, the customer is able to move their dock 20 feet further out, so it can sit in a greater depth of water year around.
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.
Often times we work with manufacturing and industrial clients to fabricate handrails for their work spaces. We always enjoy the opportunity to build handrails that are not only functional but add to the aesthetics of a new building project. These handrails were fabricated in our Poseyville shop, powder coated by our Coatings team and installed by a few team members at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Haubstadt, Indiana. Great work by all of our team!
We are proud to work with our customers who hold employee safety to high standards. We worked with our customer to design and build custom aluminum arch ways to promote safety throughout their facilities. The team at Nix Metals designed and built the aluminum arches and they were then painted by the team at Nix Coatings. We love working with customers on innovative and fun ideas to improve employee engagement!
Want a custom fire pit to fit your interests or personality? We can design and build a custom fire pit just for you or for a gift for friends and family! Our engineering team can help with the design and the team at Nix Equipment will fabricate the fire pit, followed by the Coatings team powder coating the pits with high heat powder. They are perfect for your backyard or make great gifts!
The team at Nix Metals fabricated this custom spiral staircase for one of our customer’s homes. It was powder coated by the team at Nix Coatings and installed through a team effort! Great job to our team on this beautiful staircase!
The teams at Nix Metals and Nix Coatings fabricated, coated, and installed this vertical plastics mixer for our customer.
Nix Metals evaluated, designed, and manufactured these Seat Frame Work in Process Racks for an automotive manufacturer due to issues they were experiencing with current material handling equipment. Each rack is equipped with a six wheel caster design to allow for tugging throughout the plant, eight fixed product positions with the ability to accommodate 32 units, Kanban Card Plates on each of the two positioning handles, and a powder coated finish. Each cart was assembled and delivered to the customer ready for production.
In the spring of 2008, Carl A. Nix Welding took on its largest and most challenging project to date. Matthew Nix along with the help of brother, Adam Nix, custom fabricated this amazing steel vessel. She is the first of her kind in the United States. The original design came from modern Dutch barges of the United Kingdom. Matthew traveled with the owner to meet with the naval architect in Peterborough, England in 2008 before starting the lengthy build process.
The project contains about 30,000 pounds of steel all locally purchased and CNC cut. It took about 1,500 man-hours to complete the steel fabrication process. This includes everything from forming the curves in the 1/4″ steel hull to mounting the engines and building the steering system. The exterior and interior finish work was done by several teams of highly skilled craftsmen.
Passage at 50’ long is one of the most prestigious Dutch barges in the world. She was engineered by the very well respected English naval architect Nick Branson and designed by J.Z. Morris, who also designed the 55′ long mahogany daysailer, Patrician. Passage was constructed to thrive in warmer climates with all portholes opening and a large open air aft deck. Designer and owner, J.Z. Morris, spared no expense in the construction of this vessel. She is equipped with a modern “V-Hull” and stainless steel ship ports, making her much more seaworthy than traditional Dutch barges. The interior of Passage is spectacular. All furniture is made of solid cherry wood that is custom fabricated into appropriate curves with hand cut dovetails. Passage not only makes one take a second look, but it is also very economical to operate. At a hull speed of 7.5 knots (with the generator running), she only burns approximately two gallons of fuel per hour.