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Barnhart Purchases Taylor Crane Rental

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.)  Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co. has purchased Taylor Crane Rental, of St. Louis, including its operated crane rental service and all associated personnel and equipment.

Established in 1946, Taylor Crane Rental is a respected family-owned and -operated business that provides crane rental and crane services within a 300-mile radius of St. Louis. The acquisition further enhances Barnhart’s presence in the Midwest, where the company already operates a number of branches in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Kentucky.

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“Taylor has an excellent reputation for customized lifting solutions for jobs of all sizes, as well as a highly-trained and dedicated staff. Their team will help to secure Barnhart’s position as the best lifting and logistics provider in the region,” said Dan Webb, Barnhart Regional Director.

“Taylor’s customer base will continue to receive the same quality service and product offerings as they have for the past 77 years and will benefit from access to Barnhart’s nationwide network of locations backed up by project cargo logistics capabilities, its engineering department with more than 60 engineers, and its own fleet of barges for transport on inland waterways,” said Jack Taylor, principal, Taylor Crane Rental.

Barnhart is one of America’s leading lifting and logistics contractors. With a current network of nearly 50 facilities, Barnhart provides world-class service through a local presence. Operated crane rental, rigging services, outage planning, specialized solutions for component replacement, industrial storage and national project cargo logistics all combine to ensure Barnhart’s customers receive the lowest total project cost. Barnhart also boasts one of the largest engineering teams in the industry—including a full R&D department—driving innovation across all services. Barnhart is a U.S. company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Barnhart Director of Marketing, Chris Teague at (251) 706-0884 or