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ALAN BARNHART TO LEAD SC&RA

Alan Barnhart, Barnhart Crane & Rigging owner and president, has been named the new president of the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) for 2014.  The SC&RA is an international trade association of nearly 1,300 companies from 43 nations. Barnhart … Continue reading

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ALAN BARNHART NAMED TOP 25 NEWSMAKER BY ENGINEERING NEWS RECORD

Engineering News Record (ENR) recently named Alan Barnhart, owner and president of Barnhart Crane and Rigging, a “Top 25 Newsmaker” for his leadership of a company that successfully handled an extremely challenging project in Seattle last spring. Barnhart  planned and executed … Continue reading

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ATTENTION TO DETAIL TILL THE JOB IS COMPLETE

No matter what your college loyalties might be, if you’re a football fan, you were likely mesmerized by the Iron Bowl last weekend. This annual clash of football titans Alabama and Auburn is one the biggest rivalries in sports.  But … Continue reading

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AGING WIND TURBINES: PAY NOW OR PAY MORE LATER

In a recent article on website North American Wind Power, author John Clark cites statistics from the American Wind Energy Association that nearly $40 billion worth of wind installations in the U.S. came out of warranty in 2011.  Another 50% of … Continue reading

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HEAVY HAUL MAKES NEWS IN TENNESSEE

An ambitious hauling project was big news in Tennessee in August.  Barnhart was involved in transporting a mammoth absorption column, 14 feet in diameter and 140 feet long, from Knoxville to the U.S. Nitrogen plant site in Greenville, Tenn. The … Continue reading

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PROGRAM HELPS BARNHART ADD JOBS IN MEMPHIS

Barnhart, based in Memphis, was awarded an 11-year Payment-in-Lieu-of-Tax (PILOT) tax incentive in June that will add 20 new jobs and expand the company’s presence in that city. The PILOT was awarded by the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and … Continue reading

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BARNHART EFFICIENCY AT WORK IN KENTUCKY

Barnhart’s new team in the Ohio Valley is in the middle of a major project for a chemical plant in Calvert City, Kentucky.  The team was hired to offload, move and set three chemical columns weighing up to 200,000 lbs. … Continue reading

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BARNHART MOVES BERTHA IN AN “ENGINEERING MARVEL”

A mammoth project is underway in Seattle to replace the Alaska Way Viaduct with a new State Route 99.   To dig the tunnel that goes beneath the city, the contractor brought in the world’s largest Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) ever … Continue reading

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Quality and Safety on Wind Projects: How to plan for safety and quality to maximize budget, schedule and wind power production

by Julian Bell, Signal Energy Constructors Everyone pays a lot of attention to the four major construction issues: safety, quality, schedule and budget.  Of these, safety and quality are typically the least discussed during the project award process.  “Good” quality and … Continue reading

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BARNHART ACQUIRES STEEL CITY

Even in an economy that is still far from robust, Barnhart is always looking for ways to expand our services and equipment inventory to better serve our customers. So pardon our enthusiasm and this moment of self-promotion as we announce our … Continue reading

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