Barnhart Crane and Rigging Opens Houston Project Development Office

Oct 10, 2002

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.)—Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co., a leading provider of heavy rigging and transportation solutions, has established a project development office in Houston, Texas.

The Houston office represents the most recent in a series of expansions by Barnhart, that includes new offices in Chicago, Atlanta, Richmond, Tampa, Knoxville and Monroe, La. The Houston office will provide engineering and innovative solutions for companies involved with heavy construction, logistics and transportation worldwide.

Gary Via has been named project sales manager of Barnhart Crane’s Houston office. Via, a native of Houston, worked for Brown & Root for 22 years. His experience includes working as a heavy equipment operator, rigger, crane operator, rigging leadman, rigging foreman and technical specialist. Via also worked in heavy crane service sales and management prior to joining Barnhart Crane and Rigging.

“Houston serves as a center for heavy industry, engineering, logistics and consultants requiring expertise in heavy lift cargo transportation and rigging,” said Jeff Latture, vice president, Heavy Contracting, Barnhart Crane and Rigging. “Barnhart’s Houston office will enhance our ability to support these activities—the engineering and planning—of heavy industry jobs around the world.”

Barnhart Crane & Rigging, established in 1969, is a leading national supplier of specialized heavy rigging and transportation solutions. The company, with 13 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 9001 certified supplier, also operates terminal facilities at the Port of Memphis, Decatur, Ala., and the deepwater Port of Mobile, Ala. For more information, visit

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