Author Archives: Meredith Portman

About Meredith Portman

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

INNOVATIVE SYSTEM RESULTS IN SC&RA JOB OF THE YEAR FOR BARNHART

When you specialize in crane and rigging services, you often encounter unusual challenges, many in mid-air.  That was the case with a project Barnhart Crane and Rigging completed last spring which recently received SC&RA’s Rigging Job of the Year, under … Continue reading

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ACQUISITION OF HITE EXPANDS SERVICES IN THE NORTHWEST

Barnhart is always looking for better ways to serve customers and sometimes that means branching out into new territory.  So pardon our enthusiasm and this moment of self-promotion as we announce our recent acquisition in the following press release.    Barnhart has … Continue reading

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ALAN BARNHART TO LEAD SC&RA

Alan Barnhart, Barnhart Crane & Rigging owner and president, has been named the new president of the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) for 2014.  The SC&RA is an international trade association of nearly 1,300 companies from 43 nations. Barnhart … Continue reading

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The Peeples Choice

Now that we’re coming out of our post-Easter sugar comas, it’s time to pay homage to a staple of Easter baskets everywhere.  Peeps.  Those fluorescent-colored bunnies and chicks aren’t just for eating anymore.  Each year, they serve as inspiration for … Continue reading

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BETTING ON A SURE THING

Back in January, billionaire Warren Buffett partnered with Quicken Loans to give away $1 billion to anyone who successfully predicted the outcome of every game in the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament. That possibility of a perfect bracket vanished only days … Continue reading

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WESTRAC: DUAL LANE TRANSPORTER FOR SUPER HEAVY HAULS

Innovation is one of Barnhart’s core values, which frequently produces leading-edge products like one the cooler tools in our arsenal, the WesTrac/EasTrac  dual lane transporter. Barnhart engineers, in conjunction with German manufacturer Goldhofer, designed WesTrac to be a new breed … Continue reading

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ICY WATERS PRESENT A CHALLENGE TO BARNHART

Barnhart prides itself on keeping jobs on schedule, but sometimes Mother Nature trumps all our careful planning. Such was the case recently when Barnhart was hired by BP to move a knock out drum (KO) to a refinery in Ohio.  … Continue reading

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ALAN BARNHART NAMED TOP 25 NEWSMAKER BY ENGINEERING NEWS RECORD

Engineering News Record (ENR) recently named Alan Barnhart, owner and president of Barnhart Crane and Rigging, a “Top 25 Newsmaker” for his leadership of a company that successfully handled an extremely challenging project in Seattle last spring. Barnhart  planned and executed … Continue reading

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COMMON SENSE AND THE UNCOMMON COLD

Last week’s polar vortex dominated the headlines.  The weather phenomenon with the catchy, ominous name caused brutally cold weather that set records across the entire country. This arctic air mass also caused extreme temperature inversions. According to The Huffington Post, … Continue reading

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A SAFETY VIDEO THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMILE

One of the downsides of holiday travel –  in addition to crowded airports, long lines, snow delays, crying children and generally grouchy people – is that even once you’re on the plane, you’re not done. After you dodge getting whacked … Continue reading

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