Incorporated: State of Michigan 1984
Dixon Engineering, Inc. (DIXON) is located in Lake Odessa, Michigan. We were founded in 1981 and incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1984. DIXON is a consulting engineering firm specializing in the evaluation and preparation of specifications and contract documents for coating of steel and other structures. We offer an extensive structural and coating inspection program for steel structures, specializing in water storage tanks, clarifiers and bridges. We have been specifying containment system requirements for lead abatement on water storage tanks since 1987.
William J. Dixon, P.E. who as a tank contractor from 1972 to 1974 observed the credibility gap between the Owner, Engineer and Contractor. Within our first five years of business we developed over 200 clients in the Industrial, Federal and State sectors. Our credibility is enhanced by the fact that we coordinate with, but are completely independent of, Contractors, Manufacturers, and Owners. This allows unbiased inspections and recommendations. DIXON now has over 1250 clients (i.e. Municipalities, Industrial, Federal and State) and performs approximately eighty preliminary structural and maintenance inspections annually. When DIXON started business there was one engineer, one inspector, and one office staff person. Now DIXON employees 8 engineers/project managers, 35 full time inspectors, and 7 office staff persons.
We maintain a staff of structural, mechanical, and chemical engineers, along with field technicians who are National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), American Welding Society (AWS) certified, and American Petroleum Institute (API) 651 certified. The purpose and necessity for inspection is to ensure the work is being performed to the highest standard that will provide the longevity expected with a new or rehabilitated structure.
DIXON has been a leader in the coating engineering and inspection field as well as regulatory compliance for the coating industry for years. William J. Dixon, President and Founder, is involved with the American Water Works Association (AWWA), national and state sections; and the Steel Structures Painting Council (SSPC). He has chaired many committees and presently is an AWWA D-100 Steel Tank Committee chairman. Many of our engineers and inspectors have received training and are certified SSPC, AWWA, AWS, API, and ACE (American Consulting Engineers).
DIXON employees have over two hundred fifty year’s experience in the tank and coating inspection field. The decision of who will perform engineering and inspections is based on the requirements of the project. DIXON always sends the appropriately educated and experienced staff member for each project.