• 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 →
    • Tue, Dec 15 2015

    Of Sleighs and Cranes

    Every year on Christmas Eve, NORAD tracks Santa and his precious cargo offering updates as he leaves the North Pole and delivers presents to children around the world.  When not tasked with this essential duty, NORAD, a joint organization of the United … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Nov 3 2015

    Putting the Art in Barnhart

    Barnhart has been hired for some unusual projects: to lift a 1950s garbage truck, install a generator on the roof of a high-rise, and set a lighthouse facade at a casino. In a recent job in Des Moines, Barnhart was … Continue reading →
    • Wed, Oct 7 2015

    Barnhart to Provide Crane Service During Port Expansion

    The show will go on at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa due to an agreement with Barnhart to provide high-capacity crane service for a limited time while the Port Authority upgrades its current crane as part of a multi-million dollar … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Sep 8 2015

    BRIDGE A MILESTONE FOR BARNHART

    Last week, Barnhart placed a 60-ton, 300-foot pedestrian bridge – the largest bridge of its type the company has ever handled – on support piers in a 14-acre park in Meriden, Connecticut. Crews had been building the bridge abutments for … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Aug 17 2015

    BARNHART PLAYS KEY ROLE IN PORT OF MONROE MILESTONE

    Barnhart played an essential part in a recent milestone for The Port of Monroe on Lake Erie in Michigan. In July, the busy port received its first European cargo since the 1960’s, and Barnhart was there to unload it. After … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Aug 3 2015

    CORE VALUES DRIVE BARNHART

    Have you ever noticed how pretty much every company or business has some sort of mission statement, catchy slogan or motto that reflects the company’s core values?  Slogans like “Save money, live better” for Wal-Mart, or my personal favorite “There … Continue reading →
    • Thu, Jul 16 2015

    Game Goes On Thanks to Barnhart

    To kick off the upcoming football season, we share this Barnhart classic video** that captures the thrill of victory. In the middle of a successful University of Texas football season, Barnhart was tasked with delivering and setting power generation components … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Jun 29 2015

    Barnhart Agrees to Purchase Sicklesteel Cranes

    Barnhart has reached a definitive agreement to purchase Sicklesteel Cranes, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Washington the company announced in a release today.  The company, with 53 employees and a fleet of over 56 cranes, will continue to operate as Sicklesteel but … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Jun 23 2015

    Thousand-Mile Trip Takes Less Than Three Minutes

    Barnhart was hired to move a water runner over 1,1000 miles from New Orleans to a hydroelectric facility in Ludington, Michigan. The piece measured 28’ 2” in circumference, was 15’ tall and weighed over 610,000 lbs. The project was captured … Continue reading →
    • Mon, Jun 1 2015

    PLANNING RESULTS IN SUCCESSFUL WATER TANK REMOVAL

    Planning and experience combined for a successful Barnhart job last week that removed an 80-year old deteriorating water tank and steel tower in East Hampton, Conn. The project was part of a seven-year effort to have the tank and tower … Continue reading →
    • Wed, May 20 2015

    GEARBOX REMOVAL POSES UNUSUAL CHALLENGE

    Barnhart was contracted to provide turnkey service for the removal and replacement of five wind turbine gearboxes on 80m hub height wind turbines. The site had several constraints in that the Bureau of Land Management owned the land on which … Continue reading →
    • Tue, Apr 28 2015

    BARNHART WINS THREE SC&RA JOB OF THE YEAR AWARDS

    Barnhart took home three of seven SC&RA Job of the Year Awards at the SC&RA Annual Conference April 14-18 at the La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. The awards recognize projects that successfully meet professional challenges in rigging … Continue reading →
    • Fri, Apr 3 2015

    430-TON GENERATOR TILT TAKES SECONDS

    Barnhart was tasked with engineering and executing the up-ending and down-ending of a 430-ton generator.  The team successfully completed the task despite the low head room and only ½” of clearance in the floor opening.  See how they did it … Continue reading →
    • Wed, Apr 1 2015

    BARNHART ANNOUNCES MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH IN HEAVY LIFTING

    Today, engineers from Barnhart Crane & Rigging are expected to announce a major breakthough that will completely revolutionize the heavy lifting industry as it is known today.  In an afternoon press conference, Barnhart will reveal an electromagnetic levitation lifting device … Continue reading →
    • Thu, Mar 19 2015

    UNIQUE SERVICE OFFERS NEW TRANSPORT OPTIONS

    Barnhart, in a partnership with a leading barge company, is offering customers a unique service called the River Train along the navigable U.S. river systems. Using a fleet of 3000 hopper barges, Barnhart can transport nearly any oversized project cargo of … Continue reading →
    • Fri, Feb 27 2015

    EXCHANGER BUNDLE REPLACEMENT DURING TURNAROUND A CHALLENGE FOR BARNHART

    During a spring turnaround at a petroleum refinery in Illinois, Barnhart was asked to remove and replace eight heat exchanger bundles. Four were located on the second level and four were on the third level of the unit. The challenge … Continue reading →
    • Fri, Feb 13 2015

    VIDEO CASE STUDY: NUCLEAR POWER PLANT OUTAGE

    Barnhart was hired by a Wisconsin nuclear power plant to remove and replace four feedwater heaters, a condensate cooler, and two main feed pump motor skids during a spring outage. They then repeated the process in a fall outage in … Continue reading →
    • Thu, Jan 29 2015

    REDUCING COST THROUGH BETTER PLANNING ON YOUR NEXT OUTAGE

    The old saying “time is money” is never more true than with turnarounds, shutdowns and outages requiring cranes and other specialized equipment.  The need to reduce cost through better planning is where Barnhart’s national network of branches, people, and deep … Continue reading →