Barnhart to purchase Viant Crane8 January 2020
Barnhart Crane and Rigging and Viant Crane have entered into an agreement under which Barnhart will purchase Viant Crane.
Viant Crane provides crane rental, operated crane services and specialty rigging, as well as logistics planning and transport services. With offices in Wisconsin and North Dakota, the company’s geographical focus is the Northland and Midwestern United States, where it works in the commercial, energy, petro-chemical and pipeline business sectors, among others.
Barnhart will purchase Viant’s rental fleet of industrial and carry deck cranes providing up to 22USt capacity, rough terrain hydraulic cranes of up to 150USt capacity and lattice boom crawler cranes of up to 330USt capacity, as well as a fleet of all terrain/truck cranes ranging in capacity from 50 to 350USt.
The acquisition will further enhance Barnhart’s presence in the Midwest, where Barnhart already operates a number of branches in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan and South Dakota.
“Viant prides themselves on providing clean, professional, job-ready equipment manned by employees who are dedicated to safety, reliability and performance,” said David Webster, Barnhart senior vice president of operations. “The company is an excellent fit for Barnhart. Viant’s customers will continue to receive the same quality of service as they have in the past with the added benefit of access to Barnhart’s national network of locations, specialty tools, and a dedicated engineering department,” he said. “As with other Barnhart-acquired companies, Viant will keep its name. The Viant team has built a strong brand that is well-respected in the marketplace. We would like to build on their accomplishments.” Founded in 1969, Barnhart is one of America's leading lifting and logistics contractor, having a current network of 53 facilities.