National Rigging Company Expanding to Oklahoma

Mar 7, 2006

National Rigging Company Expanding to Oklahoma

Barnhart, one of the nation’s leading heavy rigging and transportation providers, is announcing the opening of two new offices in Oklahoma located in Oklahoma City and Ratliff. The move comes as one of the area’s top crane rental companies, Eddie Johnson’s Crane Service, transitions out of business to allow it owner to pursue other interests.

Barnhart will continue to provide all of the capabilities of Eddie Johnson, but will also bring a host of new professional services to the region. In addition to traditional crane service, Barnhart’s Oklahoma Operations will now provide Heavy Transport, Heavy Lift Cranes, Heavy Cargo Logistics, and Engineered Heavy Rigging. Barnhart is accustomed to the demanding needs of the heavy industrial markets of Oklahoma including Mining, Wind Energy, Oil Production and Refining.

Eddie Johnson veteran, Brian Haines, will handle the management of Barnhart’s branches. Haines has been in the crane and heavy haul industry since 1986. For the past 17 years, he has worked with Eddie Johnsons Crane Service and has experience as a rigger, operator, and manager.

"I am very excited about being a part of the Barnhart Crane and Rigging Team,” says Haines, “and we look forward to continuing to provide the Sooner State and the surrounding areas with safe, dependable, and professional solutions to their crane and rigging needs."

The transition of Eddie Johnson’s services, staff and facilities to Barnhart will be completed April 1, 2006.

Barnhart Crane & Rigging, established in 1969, is a leading national supplier of engineered heavy rigging and transportation solutions. The company, with 18 locations across the United States, including three offices in the state of Tennessee, also provides machinery moving and plant relocations. In addition, Barnhart offers project cargo logistics and heavy equipment storage at its 100-acre, 700,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Memphis. Barnhart Crane & Rigging, an ISO 9001 certified supplier, also operates terminal facilities at the Port of Memphis and the deepwater Port of Mobile, Ala.

For more information, visit, or call Chris Teague (901) 775- 3000.

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