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Northend Gear & Machine

Northend Gear & Machine of Fairfield, OH was founded in 1988 by partners Dave Shope, Duane Ratcliff, and Dan Rockenfelder.  It was operated continuously by the trio for 33 years where it grew from a small garage shop into a dominant regional shop, housed in a 27,000 square foot state of art facility, with an exceptional team.

Our First Shop

See where our business was first thought of, established, and the journey to our current location.

On October 1st, 2021 the business was acquired by Nix Industrial of Poseyville, IN. All existing management and team members were retained in the acquisition and the business will continue to operate as an independent division of Nix Industrial. 

Founded in 1902, Nix Industrial is a fifth generation, family business with multiple locations and operating divisions. We stand on the foundation of our century old values, while Forging Ahead ℠ to find better solutions that help keep America’s Industries safe, efficient, and reliable.

Nix Industrial specializes in:

  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Heavy Plate Fabrication
  • Structural Fabrication
  • Heavy Machining & Gear Cutting 
  • Equipment Repairs (Shop & Field services) 
  • Millwright & Maintenance Field Services
  • Shop Coatings (Sandblasting, Painting, Powder Coating)
  • Industrial Field Coatings
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