MIDLAND, Va. – Smith-Midland Corporation is pleased to announce that they will be providing the architectural precast concrete panels for the construction of "M Square", Maryland's largest research park located in College Park, Maryland. The research park will encompass two million square feet and be located next to a world-class university as well as in close proximity to Washington, easily accessed by adjacent commuter lines.
The $1.5 million contract awarded to Smith-Midland features 38,000 square feet (333 pieces) of architectural precast panels. The finish on the panels is a combination of two architectural concrete mixes, buff colored precast with a light acid wash finish and a cocoa brown colored mix with a medium acid wash finish. The color was chosen to match an existing building.
The 124-acre M Square Research Park site is owned by the University of Maryland and has been designated as its official research park. The research park is located at the intersection of Route 1 and Paint Branch Parkway.
According to Ashley Smith, President and COO of Smith-Midland, "We are pleased to be working with The Whiting Turner Contracting Company on this project. This is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in a project that will ultimately contribute to the long-term growth of the community and region. The project was awarded in October 2008 and production will begin in February 2009. The building is scheduled for completion in June 2009.
Smith-Midland Corporation is a publicly traded company (OTC BB: SMID, SMIWC; Boston Stock Exchange: SMM, SMM/W). Smith-Midland develops, manufactures and sells a broad array of precast concrete products for use primarily in the construction, transportation and utilities industries. Smith-Midland has two manufacturing facilities located in Midland, Virginia and Reidsville, North Carolina. Easi-Set® Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Smith-Midland Corporation, licenses the production of Smith-Midland developed products around the world. For more information please call (540) 439-3266 or visit www.smithmidland.com.