• Wed, Apr 18 2018

    Engineering Team Shines in Plant Project

    Barnhart was hired to remove and replace fuel heat exchangers at a nuclear plant in Wisconsin. The 14,750 lbs. vessels had to be maneuvered in a small space. To overcome the tight tolerances, the engineering team had to design a … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Mar 27 2018

    BARNHART TRANSPORTS IRREPLACEABLE DETECTORS

    A recent haul by Barnhart involved one of the most enigmatic particles in the cosmos. Barnhart was hired to receive and transport two neutrino detectors, which were shipped from Europe. A neutrino detector is designed to capture and inspect neutrinos, … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Feb 26 2018

    Precise Engineering Results in Minimal Downtime During Outage

    Barnhart was recently hired to remove and replace two feedwater heaters at a power plant in Kansas during a planned outage. But it wasn’t going to be easy. The project, which was featured in Cranes Today, had a number of … Continue reading →
    • Fri, Feb 9 2018

    CRITICAL BACKUP GENERATORS HAULED BY BARNHART

    Barnhart crews from the Memphis branch recently transported two 310,00 natural gas-fired generators to a substation in Tallahassee. The substation serves critical customers including Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and the Tallahassee Police Department, and the move was part of continued efforts … Continue reading →
    • Thu, Jan 18 2018

    Heavy Load Turns Heads in Tulsa

    Last week, Barnhart’s heavy haul of a massive piece of equipment drew onlookers along the route in Oklahoma. The 317,000 lbs. unit, known as a coker bubble tower, started at a fabricator in Sand Springs. Barnhart loaded it onto two … Continue reading →
    • Wed, Jan 3 2018

    COLD WEATHER AND LOAD SIZE POSE A CHALLENGE IN HAUL PROJECT

    Barnhart was hired to haul a 435,000-pound turbine to Dexter, Minn., a journey of over 1000 miles that originated in Alberta, Canada. The turbine was brought to the border town of Sweet Grass, Mont. where it was staged on stands. … Continue reading →
    • Fri, Dec 22 2017

    Christmas from the Moon

    It was 1968, a year of tumultuous events, marked by the shocking assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King. But as the year came to a close, millions raised their eyes to the skies for the hopeful message of … Continue reading →
    • Wed, Dec 6 2017

    Tips On Choosing the Right Size Crane

    To properly size and select a crane for a job many factors must be considered to determine the right type of crane and corresponding capacity. Should it be a heavy lift crane? Boom truck crane? Rough Terrain crane? Weight and … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Nov 20 2017

    PHOENIX BRANCH PLAYS UNIQUE ROLE IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    Barnhart’s Phoenix branch occupies a unique niche. Nearly 68,000 square feet of its 72,000 square foot facility is devoted to storage of a very specific kind. The facility acts as a response center for the SAFER (Strategic Alliance for Flex … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Oct 31 2017

    NEW KENTUCKY BRANCH OPENS TO BETTER SERVE CUSTOMERS

    Barnhart has opened a second location in Kentucky with a new facility in Calvert City, joining Owensboro in the Bluegrass State. “While we have been providing crane and rigging services and heavy transportation in the Calvert City area for many … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Oct 16 2017

    WATERWAYS JOURNAL FEATURES LOCK AND DAM PROJECTS

    Barnhart has been busy addressing critical infrastructure needs at waterways across the southeast. Their work on three lock and dam projects, including one featured in a blog last month, was recently profiled in Waterways Journal. These projects utilized both traditional … Continue reading →
    • Thu, Sep 28 2017

    Kentucky Project Enlists Services of Big Al

    A project at a lock and dam in Kentucky required Barnhart to bring out the big guns, otherwise known as Big Al. Big Al is Barnhart’s barge-mounted heavy lift crane based in the Port of Mobile in Alabama. It was … Continue reading →
    • Wed, Sep 6 2017

    ENGINEERING KEY TO R & R PROJECT SUCCESS

    A pulp and paper mill in Alabama needed to replace a 28’ long X 8’ diameter, 34,000 lb. deaerator. The unit was located just below the roofline of a 100’ tall building. The traditional method of lifting the piece through … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Aug 15 2017

    Bridge Project Utilizes One of the Country’s Largest Mobile Cranes

    Barnhart’s Mount Vernon, Washington branch recently completed a project that involved one of the largest mobile cranes in the country. Barnhart was hired to set a 220-foot-long pedestrian bridge over the Green River in Kent, Washington. The lift of the … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Aug 15 2017

    Bridge Project Utilizes Multiple Cranes and A Cool Tool

    Barnhart’s Mount Vernon, Wash. branch recently completed a project that required tapping into their extensive equipment inventory. Barnhart was hired to set a 220-foot-long pedestrian bridge over the Green River in  Kent, Wash. The lift of the Tukwila Pedestrian-Bicycle Bridge … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Jul 31 2017

    7,000 TON PROJECT CHALLENGES EQUIPMENT AND ENGINEERING

    Thirty-eight individual pieces. Over 7,000 tons of components.  Final assembly 60’ below ground. That’s the scope of a project Barnhart is currently undertaking in Long Beach. Headed up by Barnhart’s local branch, the job started six month ago when SMS … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Jul 18 2017

    BARNHART HAULS “SHED ON STEROIDS”

    Barnhart is no stranger to handling massive equipment and loads. We’ve erected the structure that held the world’s largest jumbotron and transported the components of the world’s largest tunnel boring machine. Now you can add a couple of superloads, which … Continue reading →
    • Thu, Jun 29 2017

    PROUDLY AMERICAN

    Next week, people across the United States will be celebrating July 4th with fireworks, festivities and backyard barbecues galore. For most people, it’s a day off from work to celebrate America’s 241st birthday. It’s also a chance to reflect upon … Continue reading →
    • Thu, Jun 8 2017

    Cool Tools and Planning Make Dryer Installation Successful

    Barnhart specializes in remove and replace projects. We enjoy the challenge involved in safely extricating a component, which is often buried in a tight, congested space with limited access, and replacing it while causing minimal plant disruptions and downtime. These kinds of … Continue reading →
    • Wed, May 24 2017

    VETERANS HELP US FULFILL OUR MISSION

    On Memorial Day, we will remember those in the armed forces who gave their lives for our country. We are grateful to them and to our military veterans for their service and sacrifice. Veterans are part of the Barnhart team. … Continue reading →
    • Thu, May 4 2017

    PROJECTS RESULT IN TWO JOB OF THE YEAR AWARDS

    Creative thinking and extensive planning resulted in two 2017 Job of the Year awards for Barnhart from the Specialized Crane and Rigging Association (SC&RA). Barnhart was recognized in the categories of “Rigging Job of the Year Under $150,000” and “Hauling … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Apr 24 2017

    VIDEO LIBRARY SHOWCASES SOME OF BARNHART’S BEST

    While Barnhart performs and documents jobs of all sizes, the massive projects involving large equipment and oversize components are often hard to capture. Words and photos can’t always do a project justice. An example was a lift of a towering … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Apr 11 2017

    RAZORBACK STADIUM GETS A LIFT FROM BARNHART

    Barnhart is developing an unusual niche when it comes to sports arenas. Last spring, they were involved in the lift of the world’s largest jumbotron at Bristol Motor Speedway. This week, Barnhart is in Fayetteville, Ark. to help with a … Continue reading →
    • Fri, Mar 31 2017

    MIDWEST BRANCHES ONE-STOP SHOPS

    Barnhart’s 32 branches are located all across the country. They include a string of Midwest locations stretching from Chicago to Lincoln, Nebraska and north into South Dakota. This Midwest presence was established in 2014, when Barnhart acquired Crane Rental and … Continue reading →
    • 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 →