Why Choose HIXSON?
TIPP CITY, OH
A Food Plant of the Future
A Food Engineering Food Plant of the Year
Maple Leaf Foods
Abbott Nutrition’s Tipp City, Ohio plant, a Food Engineering Plant of the Year and LEED Certified plant, is located just north of Dayton, Ohio and an hour from Abbott Nutrition’s divisional headquarters in Columbus.
The 250,000 sq. ft. Tipp City plant is an important component in the company’s long-term vision for future growth, producing a variety of Abbott Nutrition’s popular nutritional supplements, including Ensure®, PediaSure®, and Glucerna®.
Hixson designed the facility’s Phase 2 capacity expansion, including additional central plant utilities, and over the past five years has worked with Abbott Nutrition on numerous process and utility projects at the Tipp City location.
Driving every facility design decision was the aim to achieve the highest level of process control and conformance with current Good Manufacturing Practices at every stage of manufacturing and distribution.
– Global Engineering Director
Maple Leaf Foods
Hixson has been selected by Maple Leaf Foods, the largest supplier of fresh meats in Canada, to create a new $660 million value-added fresh poultry facility in London, Ontario.
Hixson is serving as the lead firm to design and engineer the 640,000 square foot facility.
At start-up in second quarter of 2021, the plant is expected to be one of the most technologically advanced poultry-processing plants in the world, incorporating leading-edge food safety, environmental, and animal welfare processes and technologies.
This world-class facility will enable
Maple Leaf to meet the steadily growing consumer demand for premium, value-added poultry products, and strengthen Canada’s food system.
– Michael H. McCain, President and CEO of Maple Leaf Foods
WHY CHOOSE HIXSON?
A Leader in Food & Beverage Plant Design
TIPP CITY, OH
Danone North America
Tyson (Sara Lee)
ST. JOSEPH, MO
For 70 years, Hixson has been working with companies throughout North America to design and engineer facilities that can stand the test of time while meeting our clients’ needs for food safety, employee safety, and productivity.
– Greg Hammond, President and CEO of Hixson
HIXSON IS RELIABLE
A Leader in
Food & Beverage
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With an average tenure of 12 years, low staff turnover, and an average associate age of 44, Hixson’s experience, knowledge, and staff stability is unparalleled
in the industry.
In addition, many of Hixson’s associates have experience working for food and beverage manufacturers, and bring a client-side outlook to the projects on which we work.
Hixson is not just a Mechanical Engineering firm, or a Process Engineering firm: We have 16 technical disciplines all in one location.
This single source nature of our business means that projects from Hixson are
tightly coordinated, communication is streamlined, and collaboration is inherent
at every step of our projects.
Large, multi-national processors to niche manufacturing firms – and companies of all sizes in between – have put their trust in Hixson on projects ranging from very large to very small. One reason why? Hixson is 100% commercially neutral.
Unlike design/build firms, we do not provide construction or accept income or incentives from anyone except our clients. Because of this, Hixson clients know that the information we present is unbiased and in their best interests.
HIXSON IS KNOWLEDGEABLE
HIXSON IS TRUSTED
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FOOD PLANT OF THE FUTURE
Now in its 10th year, the Food Plant of the Future webinar series, presented by Hixson and sponsored by Food Engineering magazine, delivers
in-depth information on food plant design and operational issues that are shaping the Food Plant of the Future.