Made in the USA

On Thursday, July 4th, the United States will be 243 years old. Americans will celebrate across the country in traditional ways with backyard cookouts, fireworks and festivities in communities large and small.

This year, Barnhart is celebrating a milestone birthday, our 50th. While not being old for a country, that’s a pretty significant birthday for a company. Those years reflect thousands of projects, innumerable hours of work, and prudent decisions at strategic junctures.

We are a proudly American company, founded in 1969 in Memphis. Barnhart started with a single location in Memphis. The office was a kitchen table in the family home of current president Alan Barnhart.

Fifty years later, we’ve grown from that single office to 44 locations across the country – branches from sea to shining sea – and one of the largest heavy lift and transport companies in the United States. We are thankful to be in a country we have opportunity. Opportunity to grow through continuous improvement and arduous work.

But a company is only as good as its employees. We have assembled gifted leaders and a talented team who work diligently, solve problems, make us look good on every project and uphold our company standards.

Our employees represent all regions of the country and reflect different political persuasions, cultures and ethnicities. These employees possess talents that are indispensable to our company’s success, from engineers to crane operators to truck drivers.

We don’t have a secret to making it to 50. Like the eating an elephant analogy, we take it one project at a time. Plus, we stick to our mission, which is to improve and grow and glorify God.  With this in mind, we look forward to another 50 years.

Happy birthday America! You have given us so much.

About Meredith Portman

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