Hake Rigging

Company History

Hake Rigging Company, a division of the Barnhart Northeast Division, began its proud history in 1919 as Frank W. Hake, Inc., of Philadelphia. Early on, Hake specialized in rigging and trucking services.

Later, second generation leadership of the 1960's and 70's drove Hake into the nuclear age of the electric power industry. During this time, the partners and brother Glenn and James Hake earned the company national recognition as a premier heavy transportation, rigging, and erection services provider.

By 1972, Hake had relocated its headquarters from Philadelphia to the site of the old Baldwin Locomotive Works building in Eddystone, Pennsylvania. The company began to mature through the hard work and ingenuity of third generation leader Frank W. Hake II to undertake wider engineered rigging scopes of more significant work and higher risk project contracts.

In the 1990's, company management formed the Hake Group of Companies to provide a full spectrum of industrial contracting services for the power generation, petroleum, chemical, and manufacturing industries throughout the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Hake's services included mechanical, electrical, boiler and civil contracting as well as heavy transportation, rigging and equipment installation.

Hake continued to carry its founder's namesake through several transactions including the Hake Group purchase by Matrix Service Company in 2003 and the acquisition of the Frank W. Hake Heavy Transportation and Rigging Service Group by Barnhart Crane & Rigging Company in 2005.

Today, Hake Rigging Company proudly provides heavy rigging and heavy transportation project solutions as a Division of Barnhart Northeast. A company formed by Frank W. Hake, one of the heavy rigging industry's legends, now works alongside another in Barnhart Crane & Rigging Company, one of the nation's largest and fastest growing companies in our industry.

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