Author Archives: Meredith Portman

About Meredith Portman

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

Barnhart to Provide Crane Service During Port Expansion

The show will go on at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa due to an agreement with Barnhart to provide high-capacity crane service for a limited time while the Port Authority upgrades its current crane as part of a multi-million dollar … Continue reading

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BRIDGE A MILESTONE FOR BARNHART

Last week, Barnhart placed a 60-ton, 300-foot pedestrian bridge – the largest bridge of its type the company has ever handled – on support piers in a 14-acre park in Meriden, Connecticut. Crews had been building the bridge abutments for … Continue reading

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BARNHART PLAYS KEY ROLE IN PORT OF MONROE MILESTONE

Barnhart played an essential part in a recent milestone for The Port of Monroe on Lake Erie in Michigan. In July, the busy port received its first European cargo since the 1960’s, and Barnhart was there to unload it. After … Continue reading

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Game Goes On Thanks to Barnhart

To kick off the upcoming football season, we share this Barnhart classic video** that captures the thrill of victory. In the middle of a successful University of Texas football season, Barnhart was tasked with delivering and setting power generation components … Continue reading

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Barnhart Agrees to Purchase Sicklesteel Cranes

Barnhart has reached a definitive agreement to purchase Sicklesteel Cranes, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Washington the company announced in a release today.  The company, with 53 employees and a fleet of over 56 cranes, will continue to operate as Sicklesteel but … Continue reading

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Thousand-Mile Trip Takes Less Than Three Minutes

Barnhart was hired to move a water runner over 1,1000 miles from New Orleans to a hydroelectric facility in Ludington, Michigan. The piece measured 28’ 2” in circumference, was 15’ tall and weighed over 610,000 lbs. The project was captured … Continue reading

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PLANNING RESULTS IN SUCCESSFUL WATER TANK REMOVAL

Planning and experience combined for a successful Barnhart job last week that removed an 80-year old deteriorating water tank and steel tower in East Hampton, Conn. The project was part of a seven-year effort to have the tank and tower … Continue reading

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GEARBOX REMOVAL POSES UNUSUAL CHALLENGE

Barnhart was contracted to provide turnkey service for the removal and replacement of five wind turbine gearboxes on 80m hub height wind turbines. The site had several constraints in that the Bureau of Land Management owned the land on which … Continue reading

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BARNHART WINS THREE SC&RA JOB OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Barnhart took home three of seven SC&RA Job of the Year Awards at the SC&RA Annual Conference April 14-18 at the La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. The awards recognize projects that successfully meet professional challenges in rigging … Continue reading

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430-TON GENERATOR TILT TAKES SECONDS

Barnhart was tasked with engineering and executing the up-ending and down-ending of a 430-ton generator.  The team successfully completed the task despite the low head room and only ½” of clearance in the floor opening.  See how they did it … Continue reading

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