Barnhart acquires heavy lift compatriot Baxter Crane and Rigging

Barnhart acquires heavy-lift compatriot Baxter Crane and Rigging

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US-based complex lifting and transportation specialist for the heavy-lift industry, Barnhart Crane and Rigging, has continued its expansion with already the second acquisition of 2024. The company said it has purchased Baxter Crane and Rigging, based in Tupelo, Mississippi. 

The purchase agreement includes Baxter’s crane rental service, equipment, and employees.

“Baxter Crane and Rigging has provided crane rental and heavy rigging services in north Mississippi since 2005,” said Barnhart District Manager Shane Bills. “The company, which specializes in transporting and setting machinery, millwright work, and lowboys, represents Barnhart’s third field office in the state, complementing services provided by our locations in Columbus and Jackson.”

“For nearly two decades, our family-owned company has met the needs of industry across north Mississippi. Whether customers were looking for cranes, boom trucks, or transporters, Baxter Crane and Rigging has provided the right equipment and the right people, from drivers to operators and riggers to get the job done. We believe Barnhart is the perfect fit for us, not only because of their extensive resources but because of their work philosophy and how they treat their customers and employees,” said Baxter Crane President Bo Baxter.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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