• 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 →
    • 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 →
    • 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 →