Barnhart Opens First Ohio Branch with Selinsky Acquisition

Barnhart will expand its services into Ohio through a recent agreement with Selinsky Force based in Canton. Barnhart will purchase the company’s crane and rigging operations, including all associated personnel and equipment.

Those resources include crane service with a lifting capacity of up to 275-tons, hydraulic gantries and sliding equipment, lift trucks of up to 100,000 lb. in capacity, and trucking services including hydraulic transporters. Barnhart will also acquire Selinsky’s rigging, hauling and crane assets, plus an experienced team.     

“Selinsky has a great reputation for providing crane, rigging and hauling services in Ohio, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This team will help Barnhart become the best heavy lift and heavy transportation provider in our market,” said Matt Brennan, Barnhart’s Chief Financial Officer.

Barnhart’s acquisition includes Selinsky’s heavy lift and heavy haul services.

The acquisition will further enhance Barnhart’s presence in the Midwest, where we already operate a number of branches in Kentucky and Illinois. Crane and rigging customers will benefit from access to Barnhart’s nationwide network of locations backed up by project cargo logistics capabilities, an engineering department with more than 60 engineers, and our own fleet of barges for transport on inland waterways.

Selinsky Force will continue to retain and operate all of its core industrial services, which include refractory, equipment rental, plant maintenance, steel erection, and pulverizer services.

With the Selinsky expansion, Barnhart’s network grows to nearly 50 locations nationwide.

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