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Barnhart Acquires Armstrong Crane & Rigging, Marking Third Acquisition in 2023

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co. and Armstrong Crane and Rigging, Inc., of New Brighton, Minnesota, have entered into an agreement under which Barnhart has purchased Armstrong, including its operated crane rental service and all associated personnel and equipment. The purchase marks Barnhart’s third acquisition this year.

Since 1979, Armstrong Crane and Rigging has provided the equipment, expertise, and experienced personnel to serve utility and heavy industry’s transport, rigging, and lift needs in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. The acquisition strengthens Barnhart’s presence in the upper Midwest, where it already had field offices in Iowa, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

“Armstrong is well-respected in the industry and brings an experienced and dedicated group of employees to the Barnhart family," said Mike Lins, Barnhart Branch Manager of the new acquisition. "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."

A lifting and logistics contractor with a current network of more than 55 facilities, Barnhart provides service through a local presence. Operated crane rental, rigging services, outage planning, specialized solutions for component replacement, industrial storage, and national project cargo logistics all combine to ensure Barnhart’s customers receive the lowest total project cost. Barnhart also has one of the largest engineering teams in the industry, including a full R&D department. Barnhart is a U.S. company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

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