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Fast Company’s list of the world’s 50 most innovative companies includes Starbucks.  Why is a company that makes a pretty unimaginative product like a cup of coffee consistently rank among the most creative companies worldwide? One big reason is the … Continue reading

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Nuclear Plant Upgrade Project Wins Barnhart SC&RA Rigging Job of the Year

The team at Barnhart Crane and Rigging is always up for a challenge.  But when we were contacted about a nuclear plant in Two Rivers, WI, we knew we had our work cut out for us.  That work has won … Continue reading

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Versatility and Portability of the Modular Lift Tower, Part II

The brilliant engineers at Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co., headed by Chief Engineer Eric Barnhart, came up with the design for the Modular Lift Tower in the mid 1990’s. They simply sought a low-cost, safe, and highly versatile alternative to … Continue reading

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Barnhart’s Modular Lift Tower: A Perfect Response to Industry Demands, Part I

Many large, heavy lift projects require work in subpar conditions. Congested power plants, refineries, and factories complicate the lifting and transport processes: laying down equipment, setting up and tearing down machinery, and allowing entry for cranes or other lifting devices. … Continue reading

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Congested Site Leads Barnhart to Innovative, Speedy Finish in Feedwater Heater Replacement

Market: Nuclear Location: Wisconsin Project Dates: 10/05/2008 – 10/30/2008 The Challenge A confined plant setting restricted an easy move and replacement of a nuclear feedwater heater. The Solution Barnhart’s innovative engineering, matched with air skates, allowed the team to easily … Continue reading

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