Author Archives: Meredith Portman

About Meredith Portman

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

TEXAS TOWER DELIVERY TAKES AN INTERNATIONAL ROUTE

Barnhart specializes in transporting cargo from Point A to B – even when those points are roughly 9,000 miles apart. In this instance, four Texas Towers in Italy required delivery to Illinois. This journey including oceanic travel, inland US waterway navigation, … Continue reading

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GROWING A COMPANY TO GIVE IT AWAY

While Alan Barnhart and his brother Eric share the name behind our business, they aren’t the owners of Barnhart. They are merely the stewards of its incredible growth and success.  In this video, Alan and his wife, Katherine, outline their … Continue reading

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Wind Project Uses Innovative Method

A recent project at a wind farm in West Texas employed a revolutionary method for blade and bearing replacement in the wind industry.  Barnhart used a new “craneless” method to complete the project.  Customarily, a replacement project requires two and … Continue reading

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Ten Safety Rules for Riggers

Riggers perform an essential function on any heavy lift and heavy haul project and in the daily function of many industries. Performing with excellence and managing the risks of work go hand-in-hand, plus abiding by standard rules and safety practices.   … Continue reading

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BARNHART PLAYS VITAL ROLE IN SEATTLE TRANSFORMATION

The City of Seattle’s waterfront has undergone an extensive transformation over the past decade. It has involved reconstructing the 1930s Seattle seawall and boring a new 2.2 mile tunnel to create a subterranean waterfront corridor. An aging Alaskan Way viaduct … Continue reading

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FINDING COMFORT IN A CHAOTIC YEAR

As an historic, sorrowful and eventful year comes to a close, we wanted to share a special holiday message.   Peace we leave with you.

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HEAVY HAUL SPANS SIX STATES

Transporting heavy loads are nothing new for Barnhart, but a recent multistate job was nearly one for the record books.   Barnhart was hired to transport an energy tower, also known as a deisobutanizer, more than 1600 miles to a refinery … Continue reading

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INTERSTATE BRIDGE WORK COMPLETED AT A RAPID PACE

Barnhart was hired to replace six bridge sections on I-95 in Warwick, Rhode Island. The busy interstate carries over 174,000 cars and trucks a day. To minimize disruption, the DOT used a different, quicker method – a design-build rapid replacement … Continue reading

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Barnhart Adds Machinery Moving Services to Its Midwest Operations

Barnhart has purchased a division of a respected and established Midwest company, Days Corporation of Elkhart, Indiana. Under a recent agreement, Barnhart will acquire Days Machinery Movers, including all associated personnel and equipment of that business unit.    Days Corporation, a … Continue reading

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15-Week Transport Job Attracts Audience

Barnhart recently transported 63 nacelles and hubs from the Port of Brownsville, Texas to a wind farm in Rio Hondo. With so many pieces to move, it was a job that would stretch out over months.    The hubs, which … Continue reading

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