Barnhart is adding its first Idaho location with the company’s recent agreement to purchase Strate Line Inc, a Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based crane service company.
The purchase will expand Barnhart’s ability to serve commercial, civil and heavy industrial customers in the northwestern United States. Strate Line offers operated hydraulic cranes from 30 tons to 175 tons, and operates in Washington, Montana and Idaho.
“Strate Line is a strong company with a culture that is rooted in serving the customer in the safest, most expeditious and economical way. They have become a valuable resource for customers in this region. We are excited about integrating the Strate Line people and their culture into the Barnhart family,” said Barnhart’s Northwest Regional Director David Webster, an Idaho resident.
Barnhart will maintain all of Strate Line’s current assets and employees, but will manage operations primarily from its current Spokane, WA branch location. The move will allow the company to continue to provide the services customers expect from Strate Line while also providing a broader range of solutions from Barnhart. Their coast-to-coast branch network means customers will have access to some of the nation’s most innovative rigging systems, cranes to almost 1,800 tons, wind turbine up-tower services, Project Cargo Logistics capabilities, and a department of over 60 engineers.
“These wider service options could help customers lower their overall costs on many projects. We think folks will be excited about that,” says Webster.