May 22 - Barnhart Crane & Rigging has reached a definitive agreement to purchase Hite Crane & Rigging based in Spokane, Washington.

Since 1969, Hite has been providing hoisting and rigging services in the northwest of the USA using cranes with capacities ranging from 10 to 440 tonnes, as well as heavy transport and specialised rigging equipment.

Alan Barnhart, ceo of Barnhart, said that the acquisition will allow the company to continue to serve Hite's customers' heavy lifting and heavy transportation needs, while also offering a broader range of services that should help lower their overall project costs.