• Tue, Mar 21 2017

    SHORT NOTICE NO PROBLEM ON R & R JOB

    R & R projects, the remove and replace variety, are often challenging, time-sensitive jobs performed during turnarounds and outages. These are the kinds of projects we relish. During a turnaround at a refinery in California, Barnhart was given little notice on … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Feb 28 2017

    BARNHART DELIVERS COMPONENTS FOR WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL ROCKET

    Barnhart Crane & Rigging has been selected by space agency NASA to transport components for its Space Launch System (SLS). SLS will be the world’s most powerful rocket for deep-space missions. The project will involve delivery of a steel mock-up … Continue reading →
    • Wed, Feb 22 2017

    INNOVATIVE LIFT ALLOWS PROJECT TO PROCEED SAFELY

    Barnhart was hired to devise an innovative lift system for a rigging project at a nuclear plant in Louisiana. The process was outlined in a recent article in Cranes Today. One of the plant’s two 35-year-old clarifiers was taken offline … Continue reading →
    • Fri, Feb 10 2017

    AN UNPREDICTABLE FINALE TO AN EPIC GAME

    For most of the game during Super Bowl 51 on Monday, victory for the Atlanta Falcons seemed assured. Despite having won four previous Super Bowl titles and being three-point favorites, the New England Patriots were behind at halftime 21-3. By … Continue reading →
    • Fri, Jan 27 2017

    “BICYCLE CHAIN” RIGGING HARD TO BEAT

    The adjustable rigging link system (ARLS) is a cool tool in Barnhart’s equipment arsenal. The ARLS is unique to the industry and offers some big advantages. Used primarily for high-capacity loads, the system resembles a large bicycle chain. The length of … Continue reading →
    • Thu, Jan 12 2017

    EARLY PLANNING SHORTENS PLANT’S OUTAGE SCHEDULE

    Work during outages and shutdowns requires proper planning, management, and innovative solutions to keep overall costs down. A job Barnhart performed at a nuclear power plant exemplifies those standards. Barnhart was hired to remove and replace two feedwater heaters (FWH) … Continue reading →
    • Thu, Dec 22 2016

    A Christmas Truce

    During World War I on Christmas Day in 2014, British soldiers stationed on the Western Front heard an unusual sound. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht,
 Alles schläft, einsam wacht… German soldiers were singing “Silent Night,” a gesture of goodwill that began … Continue reading →
    • Thu, Dec 8 2016

    Gate Removal Project Goes Off Without a Hitch

    Barnhart recently performed a project at the Armistead I. Selden Lock and Dam on the Black Warrior River to provide the lifting systems for removing and replacing two 60-year-old downstream miter gates. The gates were 61’ wide x 46’ tall … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Nov 21 2016

    OUR THANKSGIVING BLESSING

    As Thanksgiving approaches, we take stock of what we are thankful for in our lives. The list for most of us includes gratitude for our loved ones, our health, our homes, and God’s grace. We are thankful for all those … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Nov 7 2016

    FALL SAFETY FOR ALL SEASONS

    It’s fitting that during this season of football, colorful leaves and crisp breezes, we also focus on the kind of fall that can be dangerous. In this industry, and others, it’s common for our teams to work on projects far … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Oct 24 2016

    BARNHART NAMED A TOP 50 SPECIALTY CONTRACTOR

    The Engineering News Record (ENR) recently announced their list of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors in the nation according to revenue. Barnhart cracked the top 50 for the first time, coming at #48. According to the ENR announcement, the construction … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Sep 26 2016

    CRANE PERFORMS CRITICAL ROLE IN SULLY STORY

    Clint Eastwood’s latest movie, “Sully,” follows the story of the legendary pilot Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger and his successful landing of a crippled U.S. Airways plane in the frigid waters of the Hudson River in January 2009. The masterful … Continue reading →
    • Wed, Sep 7 2016

    BARNHART PLAYS A PART IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL SPECTACLE ON SATURDAY

    When the Virginia Tech Hokies take the field against the University of Tennessee Volunteers in the Pilot Flying J Battle of Bristol this Saturday, Sept. 10, in Bristol, Tenn., several records are likely to be shattered. The game, which will … Continue reading →
    • Thu, Aug 25 2016

    BEATING THE HEAT BEFORE IT BEATS YOU

    The summer is winding down, but the weather is still brutal.  With temperatures soaring into the 90s in some parts of the country, care must be taken when working outdoors to prevent heat-related illnesses. In this video, Barnhart Safety Trainer Daniel … Continue reading →
    • Thu, Aug 11 2016

    ENGINEERING ALTERNATIVE SAVES CUSTOMER TIME AND MONEY

    At a recent project at a heavy industrial site outside of Austin, Barnhart’s engineers did what they do best, finding a safe and cost-effective solution for their customers. Barnhart was hired to remove and reinstall three large generators. The customer’s … Continue reading →
    • Thu, Jul 28 2016

    Improve Processes to Stay on Schedule and Critical Path

    Here’s six tips to help the process go more smoothly.  1. Make up your mind - Much of outage rigging is on the critical path. The earlier the rigging contactor is chosen, the more consistent and efficient the delivery can be. In … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Jul 11 2016

    HOW TO AVOID HAND INJURIES

    Hand injuries are all too common in an industrial setting.  In this video, Barnhart Safety Trainer Daniel Voss has some suggestions to keep your hands safe on the job.  After all, safety is one of Barnhart’s core values. Here are … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Jun 20 2016

    VALVE REMOVAL UTILIZES CANTILEVER SYSTEM

    During a turnaround at a refinery in Illinois, Barnhart had to devise a solution for removing and reinstalling an upper delta valve and five delta valve door assemblies on a coke drum.  The components had to be removed to facilitate … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Jun 13 2016

    Barnhart Engineers Provide Solutions for Drum Removal

    At a recent job at a refinery in Illinois, Barnhart faced a challenge when removing and replacing a preflash tower reflux accumulator, or drum. The customer requested that Barnhart develop a plan that would avoid removing any additional equipment or … Continue reading →
    • Thu, Jun 2 2016

    BARNHART FEATURED IN NISSAN VIDEO

    You might not think a crane and a truck would have much in common. But they do, as demonstrated in a short video, Common Core: Nissan Presents: Titans of Construction, part of a series of videos promoting the Nissan Titan … Continue reading →
    • Wed, May 25 2016

    TIGHT SCHEDULE AND OBSTACLES CHALLENGE BARNHART TEAM

    Time is money during an outage, so the clock was ticking for a Barnhart project at a steel mill in Alabama. Barnhart had just five days to remove and replace a 146,500 lb. pinion stand. But before the project could … Continue reading →
    • Tue, May 10 2016

    CREATIVITY KEY TO JOB OF THE YEAR AWARDS FOR BARNHART

    Barnhart was honored with two “Job of the Year” awards in the categories of “Rigging Job $750,000 – $2 Million” and “Rigging Job Under $150,000,” at the recent Specialized Crane and Rigging Association (SC&RA) annual conference Criteria for the awards … Continue reading →
    • Wed, Apr 13 2016

    WORLD’S LARGEST VIDEO DISPLAY GETS A LIFT FROM BARNHART

    Barnhart frequently takes on mammoth undertakings, and occasionally encounters one of colossal proportions. Barnhart’s assignment was to design the method and perform the installation of the world’s largest outdoor, permanent, four-sided center-hung television display.  Nicknamed Colossus, the display was to … Continue reading →
    • Fri, Mar 4 2016

    R & R: It’s One of our Specialties

    R & R is what we all look forward to, and we’re no different.  But the R & R most people long for – rest and relaxation – is a far cry from what drives us. Barnhart’s definition of R … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Jan 26 2016

    HEAVY HAUL DRAWS SPECTATORS

    Barnhart’s heavy haul of a transformer to a power plant caught the attention of WGAL News 8 in Pennsylvania.  Weighing in at more than a million pounds, Barnhart’s custom-made 24-dolly transporter had plenty of spectators along its route. The vehicle … Continue reading →