Barnhart Crane & Rigging Buys C&S

October 3, 2012

Barnhart Crane & Rigging and C&S Companies of Syracuse have reached a definitive agreement under which Barnhart will purchase C&S Crane & Rigging.

C&S has served industrial, commercial and public sector customers throughout upstate New York since 2008 with 15-ton to 200-ton cranes, as well as specialized rigging equipment. Currently, Barnhart has 25 branches nationwide, and has one of the nation's largest equipment inventories including electronic steer Goldhofer trailers, cranes to 1,760 tons, sliding systems, strand jacks, and the Modular Lift Tower system.

"This is an extremely positive move for both companies," said Alan Barnhart, CEO of Barnhart. "The acquisition of the C&S Rigging gives us greater access to a very important geography: upstate New York State. With this new branch we will be able to better serve our customers in this area, particularly those in renewable and nuclear energy."

Barnhart Crane & Rigging, established in 1969, is a national supplier of heavy lifting and transportation solutions with locations across the U.S. Services also include logistics, machinery moving, and plant relocations.