USA-based Barnhart Crane and Rigging has made its first international acquisition, having purchased NCSG of Acheson, Alberta, Canada.

Barnhart Crane and Rigging acquires Canada’s NCSG

Source: Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co

Founded in 1987 as Northern Crane Services, the company has eight branches across Western Canada’s energy corridor, with locations in Edmonton, Bonnyville, Calgary, Fort McMurray, and Grande Prairie, Alberta; Fort St. John and Terrace, British Columbia; and Regina, Saskatchewan. NCSG represents Barnharts largest single acquisition to date. 

The company employs approximately 400 workers and provides crane and heavy haul services to various industries including refining, upgrading, upstream oil and gas, utilities, forestry, mining, and wind energy. 

“The acquisition of NCSG literally takes Barnhart into new territory,” said Alan Barnhart, 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.” 

In January 2024, Barnhart purchased Tupelo, Mississippi-based Baxter Crane and Rigging, as well as South Carolina-based White Crane, which became the company’s second branch in the state.