Barnhart Crane and Rigging Expands Reach with Strategic Acquisition of White Crane Co.


Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co. has marked a significant milestone in its rapid expansion journey with the acquisition of White Crane Co., Inc., based in West Columbia, South Carolina. This strategic move not only adds another branch to Barnhart's growing presence but also signifies the company's fourth acquisition within the past eight months.

Founded in 1977 by Eddie Flynt, White Crane has built a stellar reputation as a family-owned business, earning the trust of its customers through top-notch crane rental services, experienced operators, certified riggers, and reliable transport solutions.

Barnhart's Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic, David Wills, expressed enthusiasm about the acquisition, stating, “We are pleased to welcome White Crane to the expanding Barnhart family. Their exceptional customer service and expertise in heavy industrial lifts, shutdowns, turnarounds, outages, power generation plants, and the handling of out-of-gauge components make them a perfect fit for us.”

Jason Flynt, former owner of White Crane, highlighted the benefits for customers, stating, “Joining forces with Barnhart provides our customers with more options by tapping into a nationwide network of branches, backed by a dedicated engineering team, customized solutions, logistics expertise, and a diverse fleet of transporters, trucks, and barges.”

Barnhart, recognized as one of America's leading lifting and logistics contractors, currently operates a network of nearly 60 facilities across the country. The company offers a comprehensive range of services, including crane rental, rigging, outage planning, specialized solutions for component replacement, industrial storage, and national project cargo logistics. With a commitment to delivering the lowest total project cost, Barnhart boasts one of the largest engineering teams in the industry, complete with a full R&D department driving innovation across all services.

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