Crane & Rigging business sold to Barnhart

C&S Companies has sold C&S Crane & Rigging, Inc., to Barnhart Crane & Rigging of Memphis, TN. C&S has served industrial, commercial and public sector customers throughout upstate New York since 2008 with 15-ton to 200-ton cranes and specialized rigging equipment. Founded in 1969, Barnhart provides engineered solutions to complex lifting and transportation services for the power generation, petrochemical, and renewable energy industries from 25 locations nationwide. More information about Barnhart is available at their website,

 All C&S Crane & Rigging employees have been hired by Barnhart and will continue to operate from the existing location on Fly Road in East Syracuse. The acquisition will offer customers both the personal service and local presence that has fueled rapid growth for C&S Crane & Rigging; and will complement Barnhart’s existing world-class innovation and nationwide inventory of specialized equipment. This change will be seamless to existing C&S clients and there will be no interruption of service as the ownership transition is made.

 “This sale is evidence of the improving private economy in Central New York and will allow C&S to focus on its other construction-related offerings: self-perform construction, construction management at risk, and program/construction management,” said Ron Peckham, president and CEO of the C&S Companies; “We are confident that this is positive for all parties.”