• 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 →
    • 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 →