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.
Lead Painter - Shop Coatings
Zach joined NIX in September of 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shop Coordinator- Machining & Gear Division
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.
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.
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.