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Aluminum Dock Walkway

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.

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Zach Taylor

Zach Taylor

Lead Painter - Shop Coatings

Zach joined NIX in September of 2019. 

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Kerri Wolfe

kerri wolfe

Fabricating Team Leader - Custom Fabrication

Kerri joined NIX in February of 2019. Kerri has over 40 years of welding experience with leadership experience in underground mining and construction as well. Kerri holds a great deal of passion for his work and with his experience to add, he is sure to help NIX continue to prosper.

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Derick Wood

Derick Wood

Foreman - Custom Fabrication

Derick Wood joined NIX in September of 2020. Derick brings 15 plus years of experience in welding to NIX. His experience as a Production Supervisor and Heavy Fabrication Supervisor serves well as he continues to lead and help his team at NIX work efficiently, while enjoying doing so. 

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Recent Projects Repairs & Maintenance Shop Services Team

Power Generation Trommel Screen

Our NIX Repairs & Maintenance Division designed a trommel screen to match an existing design. A 3/8″ flat plate was cut and rolled to diameter.  Two flanges were burnt out with the inside dimension to match the outside dimension of the rolled plate.  Our team then took the project to fit the rolled plate to the flanges and marked out the triangular cut-outs, which were then hand-cut by a plasma cutter. 

The wire mesh was cut and rolled to match the inside dimension of the trommel and installed.  After this, the pre-manufactured flighting was installed to finish out the trommel screen.  The advantage of this trommel versus the existing trommels, is the fact this one was 100% built out of stainless steel materials, which should last the customer a substantially longer amount of time.

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Darvin Cloin

Darvin Cloin

Engineering Manager - Heritage

Darvin joined Nix in July of 2019. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after high school, serving as a jet engine mechanic on AV-8B Harriers. After completing his enlistment, he returned to Princeton and gained employment with a fabrication/machine shop as a CNC burn table operator. After 2 years he re-entered the service with the U.S. Army and retired in 2010. Upon relocating back to Princeton, he worked as a fabricator with his previous employer. He work in the shop and performed tasks of welding, burn table operator and press brake operations for several years before becoming the weld shop supervisor and preforming manual machining work. During this time Darvin also worked with the company engineer and went to school for AutoCAD, assisting in design and drawing of parts and assemblies. Between 2016 to 2019 he served as the operations manager, while continuing to work closely with the engineering department. Currently he works in the engineering department and is responsible for design & reverse engineering of machined parts and assemblies.

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Sam Przymus

Sam Przymus

Shop Coordinator- Machining & Gear Division

Sam began with Nix following the acquisition of his company in July of 2019.  He attended VU in the machine trades program and finished in 1997.  He began his career in the machine trade in 1997, primarily running a large CNC VTL as a night shift operator and running various other machines, lathes and mills.  He then went on to be a team lead in the Turning/Milling department and then on to the Turning/Milling Department Manager. In these rolls he gained experience in operations, purchasing, maintenance as well as hiring and managing team members.  He acquired knowledge in purchasing and installation of new equipment and became heavily involved with machine maintenance & repair. He was responsible for scheduling of the department in coordination with gear cutting and welding. He then went on to be the Manufacturing Manager in which he was responsible for all production throughout the facility, quote forecasting and shipping/receiving.  In May of 2017 he took over operations at Heritage and went on to purchase the business in November of 2017. Sam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in heavy machining, gearboxes and gear cutting. We are excited to carry on his work under the Nix family name.
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Tim McKinney

Tim McKinney

Shop Foreman - Structural Fabrication

Tim joined our Structural Fab Division as a fabricator in January of 2018.  His leadership skills and “can-do” attitude helped him be promoted to Shop Foreman at our Structural Fab Division where he continues to lead the shop helping his team get work done in an efficient manner while also keeping the culture fun. 

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Jarrod Smith

Jarrod Smith

Detailer - Structural Fabrication

Jarrod joined the Nix team in August of 2020.  He started in the steel industry as a laborer before working his way into a role helping a CNC table operator by drawing parts in 2D Autocad.  In previous roles, Jarrod learned to be a CNC table operator as well as how to weld, paint, and other various jobs in the shop.  With over 18 years of experience detailing, Jarrod brings to Nix ample knowledge in multiple software including Autocad, FabSuite, Advance Steel, NestFab, and Microsoft products. 

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Wendell Kell

Wendell Kell

Detailer- Structural Fabrication

Wendell joined the Nix team in the spring of 2019.   Wendell has over 40 years in structural and miscellaneous metals detailing experience.  We are excited to have him and his decades of knowledge to join the great team at Superior Fabrication.