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Barnhart Adds Second Ohio Branch

Barnhart has opened a new branch in Columbus, Ohio’s largest city. The branch opened in September, joining another Buckeye branch down the road in Canton.

According to an article in Heavy Lift, the Columbus branch will offer indoor and outdoor storage. Machinery moving, engineered heavy lift and heavy haul solutions are also among its specialties.

“The addition of the Columbus branch enhances Barnhart’s presence in the Midwest and provides more options for current and new customers in central Ohio, western Pennsylvania and central Indiana,” said Jim Chapman, Barnhart Regional Director.  The geographic service area also includes Cincinnati, Dayton, northern Kentucky and West Virginia.   

Barnhart took over a former 45,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for industrial magnets located adjacent to Rickenbacker International Airport and accessible to the I-270 loop. The mammoth facility has three overhead cranes, one dock ramp and two drive-in doors. It also has plenty of room for indoor storage for current and new clients as well as shop facilities. Additionally, the branch has four acres that are undeveloped for future expansion.

Ohio Map with Columbus pinpointed.

The Columbus team’s focus will be on providing service to the tech industry, new construction and infrastructure improvements, power transmission and generation, and manufacturing.  They are actively recruiting a talented team of operators, ironworkers and office personnel to fill the space and deliver on these services.  

“We are ready to meet the growing need for a highly skilled lifting, rigging, heavy-haul, specialized haul, warehousing and engineered solutions provider. One that the Central Ohio market has wanted and needed for some time,” says Branch Manager Kyle Strahler. “Our presence will provide a direct impact to the delivery of the many mission-critical sites and foster the continued growth of this great city.”

In addition to the Columbus and Canton branches, Barnhart has a network of more than 50 locations nationwide and is one of America’s leading lifting and logistics contractors.  Columbus can tap into this network to diversify its services and access shared resources and new equipment.