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JJ Hooks Precast Concrete Barriers in Place for Super Bowl Sunday

J-J Hooks at the Super Bowl

MIDLAND, Va. – J.E. Hill Precast which manufactures, sells, and rents J-J Hooks concrete barriers, provided 11,000 linear feet of precast concrete security barriers for use in Tampa at the Super Bowl celebration.

One hundred (100) tractor trailer loads of temporary barrier were delivered from Leesburg, Florida, located approximately 80 miles from Tampa where Super Bowl XLIII was held. The barrier walls, installed in phases, completely encircled the stadium as mandated by the Homeland Security Department. The wall protected Raymond James Stadium, the displays outside the stadium and funneled pedestrian traffic through "chutes" for security checks. The rental contract for the concrete barriers was valued at over $250,000.

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The Security of Precast Concrete Barriers

Concrete barriers are a necessary and highly utilized form of crowd and site protection. Construction zones, secure areas, and large public events all require the use of these barriers to ensure the safety of workers, pedestrians, and building sites. The downside to the use of these barriers is they are often extremely heavy and difficult to maneuver, presenting a host of installation and financial challenges. Cumbersome concrete barriers can also be expensive to rent and even more expensive to make, not to mention requiring many more hands to lift and lay the heavy concrete pieces. When high-quality, affordable safety barriers are needed quickly; Smith-Midland precast concrete barriers are the perfect solution.

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J-J Hooks barriers result in time savings for Michigan highway project

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MIDLAND, Va. – Kerkstra Precast, manufacturer of the J-J Hooks barrier connection system, recently provided more than 7 miles of its precast concrete barriers to AJAx Paving Company for use at a major highway project in along US 131 in Kent County, Mich.

AJAx expected the barrier installation to take 5 days, but due to the ease of use of the J-J Hooks connections, the task took only 3 days.  According to AJAx officials, they like to set 4,000 feet of regular road barrier on a typical day with one crew.  However, with the use of Kerkstra’s J-J Hooks barriers, crews were able to set, a record-breaking 7,000 feet of barrier the first day.

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Historic army post to feature J-J Hooks barrier

MIDLAND, Va. – Smith-Midland Corp., manufacturer of the J-J Hooks barrier connection system, will provide 2,184 linear feet of its precast concrete barrier to the Department of the Army for use at a government installation.

The barrier will be used to guard, separate and direct traffic at the main entrance to the base.

Because the barrier will be placed in a high-profile location, in close proximity to historic brick buildings, some of which were constructed in the Civil War, the 182 pieces of barrier will feature a brick-imprinted façade stained a brick-red color. Installation is expected to occur the week of June 25.

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Maryland park to feature J-J Hooks barrier

MIDLAND, Va. – Smith-Midland Corp., manufacturer of the J-J Hooks barrier connection system, announces its involvement in a project at Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary’s, Md.

Smith-Midland will provide 2,148 linear feet of precast concrete barrier featuring the patented J-J Hooks connection system, a contract worth more than $90,000. Barrier delivery and installation will take place over the next two to four months. The barrier will provide protection against the swelling of the Chesapeake Bay, to keep water from flooding or eroding the asphalt of the road.

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New York Port Authority project features Smith-Midland's J-J Hooks barrier at World Trade Center

MIDLAND, Va. – Smith-Midland Corp., manufacturer of the J-J Hooks barrier connection system, Announces its involvement in a major New York Port Authority project at the site of the World Trade Center.

“This is a very high-profile project that every employee of Smith-Midland Corporation should be proud to have been a part of,” said Ashley Smith, vice president for sales and marketing.  “Through all of the tragedy they experienced in New York, it’s great to be a part of the rebuilding of such a meaningful project.”

Smith-Midland will provide 1,000-2,000 linear feet of precast concrete barrier featuring the patented J-J Hooks connection system, a contract worth more than $100,000.  Barrier installation began Jan. 17 and will continue for the next one to two months.

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