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 Rigging. They inherited a fleet of more than 40 cranes and eight branches located in Omaha, Lincoln and South Sioux City, Neb.; Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Ames, Iowa; and Sioux Falls, S.D. Their service area also extends into southern Minnesota and northern Missouri.
The branches’ capabilities have grown far beyond the exceptional crane service – with up to a 500 ton crane – for which Crane Rental was known. Through Barnhart’s extensive nationwide network, they can tap into an arsenal of specialty equipment, innovative rigging systems, and the expertise of more than 40 engineers.
Services also include wind turbine up-tower services, project cargo logistics, customized industrial machinery moving and transportation solutions, including bridge crossing systems and dolly combinations.
Agriculture, ethanol, nuclear, chemical plants, petroleum refining, wind maintenance, and civil construction are just a few of the industries served by the Midwest branches.
According to Ted Hickson, regional director for Barnhart, “The advantage of being part of the Barnhart family for our customers is that we can meet their needs better with a much larger pool of equipment and manpower. We’re more of a one-stop shop for a variety of needs.”