MIDLAND, Va. - Jan 17, 2017 – Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) awarded Smith-Midland Corporation with the prestigious Gold Level of Achievement Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Award for 2016. The STEP Awards recognize companies for their meritorious safety performance in a given year. The award winners are determined using safety factor calculations that incorporate data from Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) reports and require companies to have extensive programs covering personnel training, on-the-job performance, documentation and evaluations.
MIDLAND, Va., September 13, 2016 – Smith-Midland Corporation (OTCQX: SMID) announces the completion of one SoftSoundTM sound absorptive noise wall project in the Tidewater metro area of Virginia, the Martin Luther King Extension in Portsmouth, and the recent signing of another, Holland Road widening in Virginia Beach. These two projects come on the heels of two other recently completed noise wall sections in the region, Lynn Haven Parkway and Nimmo Parkway, both in Virginia Beach.
MIDLAND, Va. – August 26, 2016 — The Smith-Midland Corporation (OTCQX: SMID) has opened a precast concrete manufacturing plant near Columbia, S.C. The newly formed subsidiary will be known as Smith-Columbia.
“During the second quarter the company was successful in closing its purchase agreement for the acquisition of 39 acres of land and approximately 40,000 square feet of production and office space comprising the new Columbia precast concrete plant,” Chairman and CEO Rodney Smith said. “Since February, we have leased the facility until the closing date to produce on a $3.5 million contract for barrier, which will run through the end of 2016.
MIDLAND, Va. – June 1, 2016 — The Smith-Midland Corporation (OTCQX: SMID) today announced that Rodney Smith, Chairman and CEO has appointed Richard “Rick” Gerhardt to its Board of Directors. A veteran corporate executive of the shipping and logistics industry, Gerhardt’s experience will provide a wealth of successful business acumen to complement the current board. His appointment was effective May 25, 2016.
MIDLAND, Va. – On April 20th, Matthew Smith accepted the Precast Concrete Association of Virginia President's gavel from former President, Mimi Coles of Permatile Concrete Products. The Precast Concrete Association of Virginia is dedicated to the growth of the precast concrete industry in Virginia and pursues that purpose by educating and partnering with specifiers, installers and end users on the advantages and proper utilization of our products and systems. "We are as proud as we can be to have Matthew represent our industry. Our family has a proud tradition of serving in regional and national industry association roles," said Ashley Smith, Matthew's brother and President of the Smith-Midland Corporation.
The Historic Towns of Charlottesville and Chapman’s Mill will be buffered and protected by SoftSoundTM Precast Concrete Noise Walls –
Civil Wall Solutions and Shirley Contracting have selected Smith-Midland to supply precast sound wall products for two major Virginia Department of Transportation road projects that are currently underway. The Route 29-Route 250 Interchange in Charlottesville and the Interstate 66 widening project near Chapman’s Mill will both facilitate traffic flow without disrupting nearby historic and residential areas.
Washington Building Congress AWARD WINNING precast concrete project –
Completed in 2015, Smith-Midland Corporation (SMC) has manufactured an 850 foot long x 30 foot high simulated stone retaining wall for the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, DC. The wall was needed to replace existing structures along an extensive drop off along the entrance road above parking lot C.
MIDLAND, Va. – On July 9th, a group of 11 summer interns and seasoned veterans from the Clark Builders Group Building Company (CBG) visited the Midland, Virginia precast concrete plant location of the Smith-Midland Corporation (SMC). They are part of CBG’s ongoing educational program and represented both their Virginia and Maryland offices. The interns that participated are from VA Tech, VMI, and Towson University and are studying building construction, mechanical engineering, and project management.
Two Smith-Midland employees have been recognized in March 2016 by the National Precast Concrete Association’s (NPCA) as Master Precasters. NPCA chairman Andy Weiser presented this honor to Alan Pritchard and Eduardo Roland at the National Precast Show in Nashville Tennessee in March of 2016. Pritchard and Roland are part of Smith-Midland’s Quality Control organization. Their accomplishments show that the individual dedication and competency of Smith-Midland employees are a critical reason for Smith-Midland’s success and leadership in the precast concrete industry.
The building process can’t begin without the design process. The architect works with the client, asking what the use of the structure will be, who will be using the facility, and what they want the building to look like. Then they move to budget. The client typically starts with the Taj Mahal, leading the architect to take the client down the path of materials’ cost realization. A university client may envision a beautiful limestone building to house the prestigious engineering department, matched to the limestone structures built on campus 80 years ago, but modern in its interior design and construction. This same client will envision the conversation they will have with their boss if they commission this structure to actually be built in costly limestone.
Smith-Midland continues to improve the service and quality at our Virginia plant. Through a recent certification that ensures continuing quality, coupled with the deployment of process control tablets to the shop floor, we are more responsive than ever to our customers’ needs. Smith-Midland supplies not only a solid product, but we supply the confidence that allows you to take the guesswork out of the quality of concrete employed in your construction projects.
For many who work in the agricultural industry, success often depends on the proper care of livestock. To meet these needs, the industry requires safe, sturdy, and easily deployable equipment. Smith-Midland’s production excellence is based on a thorough understanding of precast concrete technology. And, with decades of experience in the agricultural industry, Smith-Midland offers a wide variety of products especially designed for industry-specific needs. Smith-Midland agricultural products are durable, off quick setup, safe for livestock, and have been deployed in 40 states.