Statement of Qualification

Incorporated: State of Michigan 1984

 

Dixon Engineering, Inc. (DIXON) is headquartered in Lake Odessa, Michigan. DIXON Was 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 the coating and rehabilitation of steel and concrete structures. We offer an extensive structural and coating inspection program, specializing in water storage tanks, clarifiers, pump stations, piping galleries and bridges. We have been specifying containment system requirements for lead abatement on water storage tanks since 1987.

William J. Dixon, P.E. started as a tank painting contractor from 1972 to 1974 where he observed the lack of independent third party inspection on storage tank projects. Within DIXON’S 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 and material suppliers. This allows for unbiased inspections and recommendations.  DIXON now has over 1300 municipal, industrial, Federal and State clients.  We perform over 150 maintenance inspections and provide inspection services on over 60 coating projects annually.  DIXON began with one engineer, one inspector, and one office staff person.  We now employ over 60 people in 10 offices in 8 states.

We maintain a staff of engineers and field technicians who are National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), American Welding Society (AWS) certified, and American Petroleum Institute (API) 651 certified. Their training and experience ensures satisfactory work standards with all work meeting project specifications.

DIXON has been a leader in the coating engineering and inspection field as well as regulatory compliance for the coating industry for over 30 years. William J. Dixon, President and Founder, is actively involved with the American Water Works Association (AWWA), national and state sections; and the Society for Steel Coatings. He has chaired many committees and presently is an AWWA D-100 Standards Council Member.

The experience we have gained from thousands of storage tank inspections and coating inspection projects, allows us to help owners achieve their goal of maximizing the service lives of their storage tanks, while minimizing their maintenance costs.