Barnhart Crane and Rigging Establishes Richmond Project Office With Williams Crane and Rigging

Sep 6, 2002

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.)—Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co., a leading provider of heavy rigging and transportation solutions, has joined forces with Williams Crane and Rigging to establish a project office in Richmond, Va.

The Richmond company is now Williams Crane and Rigging, A Division of Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co. The project office will provide heavy lift cranes, specialized transportation and engineered lifting services for major industrial contractors and manufacturers throughout the Eastern United States, with a concentration on the Mid-Atlantic states from Pennsylvania to Georgia.

“We are very pleased to bring together two well-respected names in the crane service industry, Barnhart and Williams,” said Jeff Latture, vice president, Heavy Contracting, Barnhart Crane and Rigging. “Over the past 37 years, Williams Crane and Rigging has built a reputation as an excellent company in the Richmond area and along the East Coast. Similarly, Barnhart Crane and Rigging has been in business for 33 years, making a name for itself by providing innovative solutions to heavy lift, transport and rigging needs.”

According to Jack Williams, director of operations, Williams Crane and Rigging, “Barnhart represents a tremendous asset to us in terms of equipment, personnel and engineering staff. Our customers will see and work with the same people they’ve known and trusted for years, but through our association with Barnhart Crane and Rigging, we now offer much more in the way of expanded equipment and services.”

The company has contracts for two major projects in the near future, including transporting and setting four gas turbines and four steam generators at the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative project in Louisa, Va., and hauling and setting 67 components at the Fluvanna County, Va., combined cycle combustion turbine plant.

Barnhart Crane & Rigging, established in 1969, is a leading national supplier of specialized
heavy rigging and transportation solutions. The company, with 12 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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