Author Archives: Meredith Portman

About Meredith Portman

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

“The Process” Triumphs as Tide Rolls Again

Going into last Monday night’s BCS national championship game, the Alabama Crimson Tide were widely predicted to win.  But no one foresaw the Tide’s total domination and humiliation of Notre Dame in a lopsided 42-12 victory.  Since that night, much … Continue reading

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BARNHART EXPANDS OPERATIONS AND SERVICES WITH FOUR NEW BRANCHES

Continuing our strategy to build a national network, Barnhart is expanding our branches and ability to serve customers. Barnhart recently opened three new offices in Charleston, SC; Owensboro, KY; and Richland, WA which will support project operations. These branches, along … Continue reading

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BARNHART’S KAERCHER TO LEAD ITI WEBINAR

Gene Kaercher, Director Safety & Quality for Barnhart Crane, will lead a free ITI Showcase Webinar on Friday, November 30th entitled, “Tackling the Challenges of Training Site Supervisors, Lift Directors, and Other Leaders”. 3:00 p.m. ET The webinar is intended … Continue reading

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NIGHTMARE ON 57TH STREET

It’s been a harrowing week for the eastern seaboard and the city of New York has had particular challenges.  Not only were they facing “Frankenstorm” which swept into the New Jersey shore on Monday night, but another nightmarish scenario that … Continue reading

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NEW MARKET FOR BARNHART

Barnhart Crane & Rigging is expanding into Syracuse, New York with the recent acquisition of C&S Crane and Rigging Company.  C&S served industrial, commercial and public sector customers throughout upstate New York since 2008 with 15 to 200 ton cranes … Continue reading

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CRANE PLAYS MAJOR ROLE IN RECORD-BREAKING BURGER FEAT

Barnhart Crane has been called to do some unusual things. For example, we installed several 3,000 lb bronze sculptures by Fernando Botero outside a Memphis Museum.  We moved an antique locomotive to Minute Maid Park, the Houston Astros baseball stadium.   … Continue reading

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Impressive Crane Power

At Barnhart, we appreciate amazing crane feats and this demonstration from Liebherr is pretty impressive, even when captured by amateur video.  A crane lifting a crane lifting a crane…

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THE WINDS OF AUGUST

To paraphrase T.S. Eliot, August is the cruelest month, that is, when it comes to hurricanes.  Just take a look at some of the more damaging hurricanes in the past 50 years: Hurricane Katrina – August 29, 2005 Hurricane Andrew … Continue reading

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Headline: DETERMINING STABILITY FOCUS OF AUGUST 2ND WEBINAR

In keeping with Barnhart Crane’s commitment to safety, quality service and continuous improvement, join us for the webinar: WHAT’S YOUR TIPPING POINT? How to Determine Stability for Rigging, Heavy Haul, & Construction Activities August 2, 2012 11 AM CT REGISTER … Continue reading

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WHAT’S YOUR TIPPING POINT?

The topic of stability is one that we rarely consider or discuss, but it is a reality that affects us every second of every day. If a lamp or a box fan falls over the consequences may be minimal.  More … Continue reading

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