Author Archives: Meredith Portman

About Meredith Portman

Meredith Portman is a freelance writer who specializes in heavy industry, healthcare and education.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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