Barnhart makes largest acquisition to date

NCSG lifting a crane over water NCSG is Barnhart’s largest acquisition to date. Photo: NCSG

Canada’s NCSG has been acquired by Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co. in the USA.

Lifting and transport specialist NCSG of Acheson, Alberta, is Barnhart’s first international acquisition and also its largest.

NCSG began in 1987 as Northern Crane Services and now has 400 employees at eight depots in addition to its corporate HQ. They are in Edmonton, Bonnyville, Calgary, Fort McMurray, and Grande Prairie, Alberta; Fort St. John and Terrace, British Columbia; and Regina in Saskatchewan.

Covering new ground

Alan Barnhart, Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co Alan Barnhart, Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co

“The acquisition of NCSG literally takes Barnhart into new territory,” said Alan Barnhart, Barnhart Crane and Rigging CEO. “The decision to become an international company was not made lightly, but NCSG’s pre-eminence, reputation, and dominant market share ensure Barnhart’s position as one of the leading crane, rigging, and logistics companies in North America.”

For her part Heather MacCallum, NCSG president and CEO, commented, “We are pleased to join the Barnhart family. Our goal has been to serve as the premier supplier in Western Canada’s crane and heavy haul sector by providing best-in-class equipment, personnel, an award-winning safety programme, and operational best practices.”


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