ACQUISITION OF HITE EXPANDS SERVICES IN THE NORTHWEST
Barnhart is always looking for better ways to serve customers and sometimes that means branching out into new territory. So pardon our enthusiasm and this moment of self-promotion as we announce our recent acquisition in the following press release.
Barnhart has reached a definitive agreement to purchase Hite Crane and Rigging. Hite Crane and Rigging has been providing hoisting and rigging services throughout the Inland Empire and Pacific Northwest with cranes from 10 to 440 ton, as well as heavy transport and specialized rigging equipment. The deal gives Barnhart, based in Memphis, its first operations in the area.
Currently, Barnhart has 25 branches nationwide, and has one of the nation’s largest equipment inventories including electronic steer Goldhofer trailers, cranes to 1,760 tons, sliding systems, strand jacks, and the Modular Lift Tower system.
“Hite Crane & Rigging has a strong, proud history of doing exceptional work.” said Alan Barnhart, CEO of Barnhart. “Since 1969 Hite has been delivering dependable innovative solutions for their customers’ heavy lifting and heavy transportation needs. This acquisition will allow Barnhart to continue to serve those same customers while offering a broader range of services that should help lower their overall projects’ costs. We think our customers throughout the Inland Empire and Pacific Northwest will be very pleased with the expansion of services this acquisition allows.”
Barnhart Crane & Rigging, also established in 1969, is a leading national supplier of heavy lifting and transportation solutions. The company has locations across the United States. Services also include logistics, machinery moving, and plant relocations. Barnhart’s Quality Management System is certified to the ISO 9001:2008 international standard and has been registered since 2000.