AZ: Heavy Lifting, Transport Co. Barnhart Expands Operations in Phoenix | Trade and Industry Development

AZ: Heavy Lifting, Transport Co. Barnhart Expands Operations in Phoenix

Jul 30, 2012

Barnhart, one of the nation's largest heavy lifting and transportation companies, is opening a new operations office in Phoenix, Arizona on August 1. The branch will focus on heavy rigging, engineered rigging and heavy haul transportation and will service power, mining and heavy industrial customers.

The company's breadth of experience in the power industry includes renewable energy (wind, hydro and solar), nuclear, natural gas and coal. In addition to its heavy rigging experience, Barnhart is also known for transport systems that utilize state-of-the-art equipment for moving large components over vast distances. Recently, Barnhart announced the addition of the WesTrac Transportation System to its extensive and innovative equipment inventory. The Barnhart designed system incorporates the features of a modular platform trailer. However, the axle spacing and footprint are designed specifically to meet DOT requirements for roads and highways of the western states.

"The Barnhart team thrives on a challenge and the ability to provide innovative solutions to a problem," says Barnhart Western Region Vice President Jim Harris. "Our new location in Arizona puts us in a great position to serve our customers throughout the Southwest. This is a natural extension to our current location in Long Beach, California."

Barnhart was established in 1969 and is a leading national supplier of heavy lifting and transportation solutions. The company, with over 20 locations across the United States, also provides logistics, machinery moving and plant relocations. Barnhart's Quality Management System is certified to the ISO 9001:2008 international standard and has been registered since 2000. For more information, visit

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