Barnhart, Davenports team up in Houston

May 28, 2004

Expansion will expand available solutions in heavy rigging and transportation.

May 28, 2004 – A new team in Houston may be hard to beat. Barnhart Crane and Rigging announced the formation of a new operation in Houston built around fixtures of heavy rigging – the Davenport brothers. This new branch for Barnhart will rely on the leadership team of David Davenport, Dennis Davenport, Donnie Davenport, and Richard Davenport. The Davenport brothers formally were key members of the Davenport Mammoet team and more recently headed Davenport Marino.

The operation will focus on heavy rigging and heavy transportation on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. The initial equipment fleet will include Goldhofer trailers, prime movers, hydraulic gantries, slide systems, and Barnhart’s innovative equipment such as the Modular Lift Tower. “The Davenports are leaders in our industry and cement an atmosphere for success in the region due to their exceptional reputation. Our unique approach to lifting challenges is a perfect fit that will expand our opportunities nationwide”, said Jeff Lature. Senior Vice-President, Contracting.

Dennis Davenport states that “[the] national reputation, scope of equipment and depth of resources that Barnhart possess for solving problems, immediately will enables us meet the needs of our customers. We see this as a perfect fit.”

Barnhart Crane and Rigging ( is a leading supplier of specialized heavy rigging and transportation solutions. Through its US network of branches, they provide a full range of crane and rigging services, project cargo logistics in addition to heavy equipment storage at its Heavy Lift Terminal at the Port of Memphis. Beyond their extensive presence in the US, Barnhart also has a facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil. They are an award winning, ISO 9001 certified supplier.

Kinnon Phillips, Bellwether Group
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