• Tue, Jul 2 2019

    Made in the USA

    On Thursday, July 4th, the United States will be 243 years old. Americans will celebrate across the country in traditional ways with backyard cookouts, fireworks and festivities in communities large and small. This year, Barnhart is celebrating a milestone birthday, … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Jun 18 2019

    Tanker Haul Wins SC&RA Job of the Year

    Barnhart recently took home a Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) Hauling Job of the Year award for a project that involved three 644,000-pound vessels, three states, 7,667 man-hours and two months. The three 117′ long tanks started at the … Continue reading →
    • Fri, Jun 7 2019

    Barnhart Purchases Burkhalter Rigging

    Barnhart Crane and Burkhalter Rigging, Inc., of Columbus, Mississippi, entered into an agreement on Friday May 31st under which Barnhart will purchase the majority of Burkhalter’s assets. The two companies have complementary skills and similar paths. Burkhalter, a third-generation family … Continue reading →
    • Wed, May 15 2019

    Barnhart Part of Kentucky Workforce Development Program

    Barnhart is part of an effort to prepare Kentucky’s workers meet growing workforce demands. Currently, the state is facing a shortage of highly skilled workers to fill approximately 115,000 open jobs. Through the InDemand program, a partnership between Kentucky Educational Television and the … Continue reading →
    • Fri, Apr 19 2019

    Barnhart Sets Steeple Just in Time for Easter

    A Catholic church in Utica, Nebraska had been missing its steeple for many years, seventy to be exact. Back in 1949, the steeple at St. Patrick’s Church had been struck by lightning and consumed by flames. In the following decades, … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Mar 19 2019

    Turnaround Expertise on Display in Refinery Project

    Barnhart has years of experience in successfully performing projects for customers during outages and turnarounds. So when we were hired to remove and replace a T-805 tower during a turnaround at a refinery in Texas, it was a project that … Continue reading →
    • Thu, Feb 21 2019

    Innovative Rigging Helps Barnhart Tackle Rooftop Job

    Barnhart was hired to install a 15,679-pound chiller through the top of an 11-story building in Little Rock, Ark. In order to get the proper setup for the crane, the team had to use a public street. This required blocking … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Jan 29 2019


    Hauling oversized cargo is nothing new for Barnhart, so a project to receive and transport a degassing and recovery column from the Port of Houston to a plant site in La Porte, Texas was right in our wheelhouse. The recovery … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Jan 14 2019

    Transport Components 1000 Miles. Repeat.

    Barnhart projects often have a long timeframe of at least several months, but in the case of a recently completed project, the timeline was more like six years. As featured in an article in Waterways Journal, the project to deliver … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Dec 18 2018

    Barnhart Helps Kick Off the Holidays in Canton

    Barnhart’s Canton, Ohio recently had an unusual assignment – moving a Christmas tree from its site to a location in downtown Central Plaza. The 35-foot, 3,000-pound blue spruce was donated by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, located just a few blocks … Continue reading →
    • Wed, Dec 5 2018

    Raising the Roof: Barnhart Part of ENR Best Project

    A year-long project at the Hanford Nuclear Site in Washington involving Barnhart recently received an Engineering News Record (ENR) 2018 Best Project designation. Barnhart’s role was to provide operated crane service and other assistance during the 14-month job. The project … Continue reading →
    • Thu, Nov 15 2018


    Sunday was Veteran’s Day, a holiday that originated as Armistice Day to commemorate the agreement that ended World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. Its name was changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954. This year’s holiday marked … Continue reading →
    • Wed, Oct 24 2018

    Steam Locomotive Moved with Care and Precision

    Barnhart is often called to move cargo large and small and sometimes even antique. Barnhart’s Spokane branch was hired to move a 1920’s era Forney steam locomotive from its site at the Pullman Depot Heritage Center in Pullman to the … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Oct 9 2018

    Blade Bar Revolutionizing Wind Projects

    You wouldn’t expect a crane company to devise a system for wind maintenance projects that requires fewer cranes, but that’s what we’ve done with our custom designed blade bar. The blade bar replaces the industry standard two crane method for … Continue reading →
    • Fri, Sep 21 2018

    Broken Blade Removal A Multi-Branch Effort

    When a wind turbine blade breaks, removing it at over 300 feet from the ground can be a challenge. Barnhart was called to a wind farm in Illinois to remove a broken blade from a wind turbine. The other two … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Aug 27 2018

    Lock Gate Replacement Becoming a Barnhart Specialty

    Barnhart was recently hired for a project at the Holt Lock and Dam on the Black Warrior River in Alabama to remove and replace the lock’s lower mitre gate, our third lock replacement project in the past couple of years. … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Aug 6 2018

    Barnhart Opens First Ohio Branch with Selinsky Acquisition

    Barnhart will expand its services into Ohio through a recent agreement with Selinsky Force based in Canton. Barnhart will purchase the company’s crane and rigging operations, including all associated personnel and equipment. Those resources include crane service with a lifting … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Jul 23 2018


    Load testing of equipment is a critical operation and often a requirement under industry standards. It ensures safety of equipment, and most importantly, people. When should you do it? By ASME standards, all lifting equipment that has been fabricated, altered, … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Jun 26 2018

    Barnhart Expands Service in the Northwest with Purchase of Strate Line

    Barnhart is adding its first Idaho location with the company’s recent agreement to purchase Strate Line Inc, a Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based crane service company. The purchase will expand Barnhart’s ability to serve commercial, civil and heavy industrial customers in the northwestern … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Jun 12 2018

    Moving a Package Boiler with Inches to Spare

    Barnhart has an extensive video library of equipment demonstrations, projects and case studies. In the video case study below, Barnhart was hired for a job at a pulp & paper plant in the Midwest. The project involved receiving a 400,000-pound package … Continue reading →
    • Wed, May 23 2018

    Job of the Year: Innovation and Custom Fabrication

    Barnhart recently took home an SC&RA (Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association) Rigging Job of the Year award in the $750,000 to $2 million category. The company also received an award in the Under $150,000 category as well. The winning project … Continue reading →
    • Thu, May 10 2018


    Faced with clearances of less than two inches, Barnhart pulled off a rigging challenge that resulted in a 2018 SC&RA award in the category of “Rigging Job of the Year Under $150,000.”  Barnhart has received Job of the Year recognition … Continue reading →
    • 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


    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 →