Author Archives: Meredith Portman

About Meredith Portman

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

TEN RULES OF CUSTOMER SERVICE

Barnhart started in 1969 with one branch and a handful of loyal customers. Today, there are more than 50 branches across the United States and the customer list has grown accordingly. That’s in part because of attention to customer service … Continue reading

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BARNHART GIVES NEW LIFE TO ABANDONED BUILDING

In the early morning hours on a frigid night in Jan. 2014, the Rose Bowl, a popular entertainment spot in Mason City, IA, caught fire. The bowling alley and restaurant was a local fixture since the 1960s. Presidential and other … Continue reading

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Crane and Rigging Plus a Whole Lot More

Barnhart provides advanced planning and engineering services in addition to the crane and rigging service we’re most known for. Continue reading

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Demonstration Explores Undersea Vehicle Transport

Barnhart was recently part of a demonstration at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) in Southern California involving vehicles that will probe the depths of the ocean. The demonstration was part of a U.S. Navy project. According to a press release … Continue reading

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July 4th: From Happiness to Hot Dogs

The 4th of July is celebrated with fireworks, hot dogs and parades. But what are we celebrating anyway?  The holiday, also known as Independence Day, was when the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, right? Actually, the Declaration … Continue reading

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Lady Justice Gets a Lift from Barnhart

Barnhart played a part in the recent restoration of a historic Holmes County Courthouse in Millersburg, Ohio. The courthouse, constructed in 1885, was in bad need of repair to restore it to its former glory. The project involved the removal … Continue reading

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PRECISION ON DISPLAY IN STATOR PROJECT

A project to remove and replace a 1,073,000 pound stator was recently featured in the May issue of American Cranes and Transport. What made this project notable was the precise calculations and testing that went into making the project a success. … Continue reading

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Notable Omissions from this Year’s Oscar List

The Oscar ceremony is coming up this weekend. While it claims to honor the finest work in the film industry, there’s a treasure trove of video achievement that wasn’t recognized. Barnhart has an extensive video library of compelling content. And while … Continue reading

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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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