Memphis, Tenn.-based Barnhart Crane & Rigging continued its expansion efforts with the opening of new branches in Charleston, S.C.; Owensboro, Ky.; and Richland, Wash. Barnhart also opened a fourth branch in Syracuse, N.Y., with the acquisition of C&C Crane and Rigging.
Barnhart also plans to relocate its Portland, Ore., operations to Seattle. The company now has 28 locations.
The Charleston and Owensboro branches will focus on providing heavy transportation, rigging and lifting services to nuclear and power customers in that region. The Richland branch will serve the Department of Energy’s Hanford site in Washington state as well as industrial facilities in the region.
“Charleston is a strategic Barnhart branch startup,” said Jeff Swanson, senior vice president of Barnhart. “Not only does the new location on the South Carolina coast expand our geographical footprint, but the onsite port facilities serve as a strategic part of Barnhart’s Anchor to Anchor Bolts initiative. Owensboro connects the dots between Barnhart’s other regional locations in Decatur, Knoxville, Memphis and Chicago. Strategically located on the Ohio River, and within three hours of the Barnhart network of existing offices, the new branch location will allow customers to benefit from lower mobilization costs of project equipment.
“The Owensboro Riverport is also progressive in developing project cargo business and the Barnhart-Owensboro team hopes to be an integral part of bringing new customers to the terminal who can utilize our heavy transport and project services.”
The company said the Syracuse facility will enable the company to better serve customers in upstate New York, particularly those in nuclear and renewable energy. Matt Brennan, northwest regional director said the move from Portland to Seattle will enable the company to “reduce the cost of our services by shortening our mobilization distances.”