Author Archives: Meredith Portman

About Meredith Portman

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

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

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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

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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

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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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