Author Archives: Meredith Portman

About Meredith Portman

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

10 Tips for Working from Home

The coronavirus has forced many of us to start working remotely from home. It is an adjustment, particularly if your spouse and kids are there as well. Still, it’s important to keep a work mindset, even when you’re home.  Here’s some tips. … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: Stay Calm and Think of Others

The news about the coronavirus and the mounting numbers of those affected is inescapable and alarming. Schools are closing statewide.  Companies are urging their employees to work from home.  Any event that might draw a crowd of more than 50 … Continue reading

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Gantries Play Essential Role in Mill Stand Installation

Barnhart was hired to install four 27-foot tall mill stands weighing 250,000 pounds apiece and several other components at a manufacturing plant in South Carolina.  The site was still under construction and had a foundation that had different levels and … Continue reading

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BARNHART COMPLETES ROOFTOP REACTOR REPLACEMENT

Barnhart was hired to remove and replace a reactor at a chemical plant. The reactor was 11’ diameter and 20’ long and the only access was through the roof. The crew also faced a tight setup area for the crane … Continue reading

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Barnhart Expands Midwest Presence with Purchase of Viant Crane

Barnhart has expanded into new territory with the recent acquisition of Viant Crane, adding a company dedicated to safety, reliability and performance.      With offices in Wisconsin and North Dakota, Viant focuses on clients in the Northland and Midwestern United … Continue reading

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Holiday Wishes for a Season of Miracles

This holiday season, we took inspiration from the movie classic, Miracle on 34th Street, to create this special Christmas message. Enjoy!

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350-MILE HAUL REQUIRES PATIENCE AND PLANNING

At a national laboratory in New Mexico, Barnhart was brought in to remove a 460,000-pound rotor and transport it across the state to a rail station in Clovis.  First, the rotor had to be removed from the stator housing and … Continue reading

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Fostering a Giving Spirit

As Thanksgiving approaches, we have much to be thankful for at Barnhart.  Our 50th anniversary, for one. Who knew that a company that started at a kitchen table with a handful of employees would grow to 45 branches nationwide and 1200 … Continue reading

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Barnhart’s Custom Rigging System Helps Move Vessel

Recently, a crew boat bound for Aruba got a lift from Barnhart.  The boat arrived at the Alabama State Docks where it needed to be moved from the water to an awaiting vessel. Premier Bulk Stevedoring, the company in charge … Continue reading

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Barnhart Wins International Transport Award

Barnhart received the Overland Transport Provider of the Year at the Heavy Lift global competition on Oct. 15 in Antwerp, Belgium. Continue reading

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