Author Archives: Meredith Portman

About Meredith Portman

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

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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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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