Barnhart Crane & Rigging Establishes Project Office in Chicago

Jul 1, 2002

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) – Barnhart Crane & Rigging has established a project office in Chicago that will concentrate on heavy rigging and transportation projects in the Midwest.

John Boone will establish and manage the new heavy rigging facility for Barnhart.

According to Boone, “The Chicago office will provide heavy lift cranes, specialized transportation and engineered lifting services for major industrial contractors and manufacturers throughout the Midwest. Our first project involves receiving a transformer at the Port of New Orleans, transporting it via barge up the Mississippi River to the Illinois River and offloading in Morris, Ill. This particular transformer is a back-up unit for the Dresden Nuclear Power facility.”

Boone joined Barnhart Crane & Rigging in 1999, bringing over 10 years experience in crane sales and construction.

Barnhart has worked continuously in the Chicago area over the past five years in the power and petrochemical segments providing specialized services to the industrial community. “This move simply improves our service to our customers in the Midwest,” added Boone.

Barnhart Crane & Rigging, established in 1969, is a leading national supplier of specialized heavy rigging and transportation solutions. The company, with 11 locations across the United States, also provides crane services, machinery moving and plant relocations, as well as project cargo logistics and heavy equipment storage at its 100-acre, 700,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Memphis, Tenn. Barnhart Crane & Rigging, an ISO 9002 certified supplier, also operates terminal facilities at the Port of Memphis and the deepwater Port of Mobile, Ala. For more information, visit

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