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Strategic Growth: Barnhart Bolsters Operations with Branch Acquisitions

The year 2023 marked a pivotal year of growth and expansion for Barnhart with the acquisition of three new branches. This strategic move not only broadens the company’s geographical footprint but also enhances the value to customers across the nation.

In May, Barnhart acquired Taylor Crane Rental of St. Louis, a respected, family-owned business established in 1946. Known for delivering customized lifting solutions for projects of all sizes, Taylor’s highly trained and dedicated staff joined the team. Their expertise strengthens Barnhart’s position as the premier lifting and logistics provider in the region, ensuring customers receive unparalleled service.

Additionally, in October, Bollmeier Crane of Madison, IL, founded in 1985, became the second addition to Barnhart’s expanding presence in the St. Louis metro area. Renowned for its quality crane rental services throughout central Missouri and south-central Illinois, Bollmeier Crane enriches Barnhart’s offerings, providing customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Kentucky with enhanced service options.

Finally, November saw the acquisition of Armstrong Crane and Rigging, Inc. of New Brighton, Minn., established in 1979. With a focus on serving utility and heavy industry’s transport, rigging, and lift needs in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Armstrong brings decades of experience and a dedicated team to the Barnhart family. This addition further strengthens Barnhart’s presence in the upper Midwest, complementing its existing branches in Iowa, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Better Options for Customers

The value and benefit of these acquisitions extend beyond mere geographical expansion. Barnhart’s growing network means increased accessibility, better service, and more options for customers. The company’s commitment to providing top-notch, customized lifting solutions is now bolstered by the collective expertise and equipment of its network. This strategic growth allows for scaling capabilities up or down, ensuring adaptability to changing project requirements and providing customers with a comprehensive, turnkey solution for all heavy lift and transport needs.

Furthermore, as a U.S. owned and operated company, Barnhart’s expanded capabilities and nationwide network uniquely position it to continue delivering world-class service to the biggest industries in the country. Barnhart’s national range, inventory, and flexibility remain unmatched, making it the go-to partner in the United States for lifting and logistics solutions.