Author Archives: Meredith Portman

About Meredith Portman

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

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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The Comeback Crane

Barnhart took a sidelined LR1300 crane, gave it new life, and let it play in the big leagues. Continue reading

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Mockup Proves Essential in Award-winning Job

Barnhart recently was recognized with the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) Rigging Job of the Year $750,000 to $2 million. It was one of two award-winning projects that included the SC&RA Rigging Job of the Year under $150,000. Continue reading

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First-Time Rigging Solution Wins SC&RA Award

A capabilities meeting at a cement plant last fall turned into an SC&RA 2020 Rigging Job of the Year under $150,000 for Barnhart. It was one of two award-winning projects that included Rigging Job of the Year $750,000 to $2 million. Continue reading

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Red, White and You

The 4th of July is normally a celebratory time a day of fireworks, picnics and displays of national pride.  But this year the holiday arrives in the shadow of a pandemic and against a backdrop of national unrest. This unrest, … Continue reading

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