Markets & Capabilities

Since 1947, Dix Corporation has been a pioneer in construction and rigging techniques to solve customers' unique problems. We are still servicing some of the same customers we did in the early years and have added new ones always meeting the new demands of our customers and the industries they represent.

Services Offered

  • Specialized Steel Erection
  • Equipment Installation
  • Dismantling & Reinstallation
  • Heavy Rigging & Transport
  • Plant Expansions
  • Plant Shutdowns
  • Gantry & Overhead Crane Rebuilds
  • Gantry & Overhead Crane Installations 50 to 500 Ton
  • Turbine Runner Rebuild
  • Marine Construction
  • Navigation Lock Gate Installations/Repairs
  • Spillway Gate Rehabilitations
  • Fish Mitigation Structures

Industries Served

  • Aluminum
  • Biofuels
  • Cement
  • Hydropower
  • Manufacturing
  • Material Handling
  • Mining
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Steel Mills

Load Test Beams

Dix Corporation has designed and built a set of load test beams that can be used to load test new or rebuilt cranes up to 638 tons. Typically, they are used in conjunction with water weight bags as shown in the photo. The load test beams can be adapted to use other weights. The crane being tested in the photograph handles 450 metric tons (500 US tons) from a single hook. We can change the configuration and test off of two hooks by using the two outside beams. These beams have been used at various locations in the United States and Canada with great success.

Should your crane testing require use of this equipment, please contact Dix Corporation for details on renting these units. Call our office at (509) 838-4455 or send detailed requirements via email to the attention of Mike Ferguson.