November 1 - USA-based Barnhart Crane & Rigging has opened a second location in Kentucky.

The facility, located in Calvert City, joins Barnhart's branch in Owensboro and will focus on providing services to the chemical and power industries.

"While we have been providing crane and rigging services and heavy transportation in the Calvert City area for many years, we can better serve customers in western Kentucky, southern Indiana and southern Illinois from this new operation," said Clay Ellis, Barnhart's branch manager for Owensboro.

Customers will also have access to an inventory of local cranes ranging from a 60 to 600-ton (54.4 to 544-tonne) capacity, as well as specialised rigging equipment like cantilever beams, gantries, slide systems, self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT), and other larger project equipment.

In addition to Calvert City, Barnhart has more than 45 other branches in the USA, including locations in Tennessee and Illinois.