Barnhart buys Burkhalter

12 June 2019

Barnhart Crane and Rigging and Burkhalter Rigging of Columbus, Mississippi, have entered into an agreement under which Barnhart will purchase the majority of Burkhalter’s assets.

Burkhalter traces its roots to 1973, when it was founded as Crane Service. The company became Burkhalter Rigging in 1984, expanding from local crane service to providing engineered heavy lifting, rigging and transport for petrochemical, power, civil and marine industries.

Brooke Burkhalter, formerly president and MD of the eponymous business, has joined Barnhart as branch manager for Columbus, Mississippi. He says, “Burkhalter represents an excellent fit for Barnhart, and this acquisition further enhances Barnhart’s market position as the lifting and logistics provider of choice. Burkhalter has a good reputation for engineering custom solutions that mirrors our own approach. Burkhalter customers will benefit from access to Barnhart’s nationwide network of locations, our engineering department with more than 60 engineers, and our own fleet of barges for transport on inland waterways.”

Barnhart–headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee–is one of America's leading lifting and logistics contractors, with a current network of more than 50 facilities. It offers operated crane rental, rigging services, outage planning, specialised solutions for component replacement, industrial storage and national project cargo logistics.