Nixon Nitration Works

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Nixon Nitration Works was a chemical company located in both Woodbridge and the Nixon section of Edison, New Jersey that performed nitration chemistry.[1] It was the site of the 1924 Nixon Nitration Works disaster, a massive explosion and resulting fire that killed twenty people and destroyed several square miles of the township.

The company is mentioned in "Band of Brothers," Episode 10, when Capt. Lewis Nixon offers Maj. Richard Winters a job there after the war.


  1. ^ "Lewis Nixon Dies". New York Times. September 24, 1940. Retrieved 2010-03-22. Lewis Nixon, head of the Nixon Nitration Company and the Raritan Sand Company at Nixon, N.J., a pioneer in naval architecture with the advent of steel construction and former leader of Tammany Hall, died here this afternoon in Monmouth Memorial Hospital ...