Barnhart moves into Minneapolis

Barnhart Crane and Rigging has acquired Armstrong Crane and Rigging of New Brighton, Minnesota on the north side of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
The deal includes Armstrong’s operated crane rental service and all associated employees and equipment. It is Barnhart’s third acquisition this year.

Established in 1979, Armstrong Crane and Rigging provides a range of All Terrain and other cranes along with heavy transport and rigging services in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. The acquisition strengthens Barnhart’s presence in the upper Midwest, joining its operations in Iowa, Nebraska, North and South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Although only announced yesterday the work to rebrand the Armstrong business to Barnhart is already well underway, new branch manager for the location, Mike Lins said: “Armstrong is well respected in the industry and brings an experienced and dedicated group of employees to the Barnhart family. We look forward to working with Armstrong’s personnel and building upon the outstanding service their customer base is accustomed to by backing it up with a national network and a full time team of more than 60 engineers who can deliver custom solutions for difficult jobs, whether they involve lifting, transporting, setting, or a combination of services.”

Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Barnhart now operates from a network of 55 locations providing operated crane rental, rigging services, outage planning, specialised solutions for component replacement, industrial storage and national project logistics. It also has one of the largest engineering teams in the industry which includes a fully staffed R&D department.