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Barnhart Agrees to Purchase Crane Rental & Rigging

Aug. 31, 2014

(Omaha, Neb.) Barnhart has reached a definitive agreement to purchase Crane Rental & Rigging of Omaha, Neb. Crane Rental & Rigging, which has 60 employees and a fleet of over 40 cranes, will now operate as Barnhart, and will fully transition as part of the Memphis-based company's national network of branches.

In addition to Omaha, Crane Rental & Rigging has two other Nebraska locations in Lincoln and South Sioux City. The company also currently has offices in Iowa in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Ames, and in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Customers in the Midwest will continue to receive the same high quality services they have come to expect. However as part of the Barnhart "One Team" network they will have access to the nation's most innovative rigging systems, wind turbine up-tower services, Project Cargo Logistics capabilities, and a department of over 40 engineers.

"Crane Rental & Rigging has a history of doing excellent work," said Alan Barnhart, CEO of Barnhart. "This acquisition will allow customers to receive a broader range of services that should help lower overall project costs. We think customers throughout the Midwest will be very pleased with the expansion of services they will experience through this acquisition."

Barnhart is one of America's leading lifting and logistics contractors. With a current network of more than 30 facilities, Barnhart provides world-class service through a local presence. Operated crane rental, rigging services, outage planning, specialized solutions for component replacement, industrial storage and national project cargo logistics all combine to ensure our customers the lowest total cost of a project. Barnhart also boasts one of the largest engineering teams in the industry including a full R&D department driving innovation across all services. Barnhart is a U.S. company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information please go to www.barnhartcrane.com or contact Chris Teague at 251-706-0884.