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Smith-Columbia plant sees continued growth in South Carolina transportation market

MIDLAND, VA – Nov. 10, 2016 — Smith-Midland Corporation (OTCQX: SMID) project update for South Carolina: our Hopkins, SC Smith-Columbia plant recently signed two new production contracts for South Carolina Department of Transportation road infrastructure projects.

Zachry Construction ordered 80,000 linear feet of J-J Hooks precast concrete highway barrier to provide worker and driver safety during the I-20 expansion project. J-J Hooks safety barriers, which incorporate a proprietary J-Hook connection, represent the most widely specified design across North America. Zachry, a leading, privately-owned construction company with 90 years of experience, specializes in constructing large, technically-unique projects around the world.

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Smith-Midland Contracts $4m Deal With Dulles Metro Rail

The Leader in Precast Concrete Solutions to Provide Barriers, Manholes and Parapet Panels via Lean and Just In Time Manufacturing

Smith-Midland Corporation – In a deal contracted at $4M, Smith-Midland will manufacture and deliver all precast concrete aerial guide-way parapet panels and precast concrete manholes, and provide J-J Hooks™ concrete barriers for the Metro Silver Line phase II project. In total, 15,000 tons of concrete will be provided by Smith-Midland for the Metro Silver Line phase II project, through the end of 2016.

“We are delighted to be involved in such a progressive and innovative project,” said Matthew Smith, Smith-Midland’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We have built our company on the promise of quality products and excellent service, and a partnership with Metro illustrates a cooperative trust and shared goal in accomplishing these things.”

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J-J Hooks MASH-Tested anchored precast safety barrier wins wide approval from 20 state DOTS

Well-received by state DOTs, J-J Hooks anchored barriers passed the demanding MASH TL3 crash test requirements with ease

MIDLAND, Va., August 26, 2014 – Easi-Set Worldwide reports that its MASH-tested J-J Hooks anchored barrier has been approved by 20 state Departments of Transportation and that additional approvals are expected in the near future. MASH presents uniform federal guidelines for crash-testing permanent and temporary highway safety features and recommends evaluation criteria to assess test results.

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J-J Hooks barrier surpasses 12 million linear feet sold


Lined up end-to-end, J-J Hooks proprietary precast concrete safety barriers would stretch across the country from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles

MIDLAND, Va. – J-J Hooks, North America’s most successful, proprietary precast concrete safety barrier, now surpasses 12 million linear feet of product made and installed in road construction projects and security barrier applications nationwide. Currently selling at an average pace of one million feet annually, the product is the most widely used safety barrier connection design in North America.

According to Rodney Smith, Chairman at Smith-Midland Corporation, which developed and patented J-J Hooks in 1990, the product is designed for quick installation and requires no additional hardware or tools. “A 3-man crew can set or remove more than one mile of J-J Hooks during an 8-hour shift,” Smith added.

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CSS Provides Barrier For Vehicle Deterrence During Nuclear Security Summit

MIDLAND, Va. – Concrete Safety Systems is providing 5,400 linear feet of the company's precast concrete barrier to help control the flow of vehicles in Washington during this week's Nuclear Security Summit.

"We have provided precast concrete barrier for a number of high-profile events such as this one, including the Inauguration and political conventions," said Matthew Smith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Smith-Midland. "Our J-J Hooks barrier provides an advantage to organizers because it can be rapidly relocated to accommodate dynamic security needs, helping to ensure adequate safety for pedestrians and vehicles during a large event ."

The summit, taking place yesterday and today in Washington, was expected to draw about 800 people, including state leaders and their security details, and was expected to have a major effect on traffic and public transportation throughout the region due to numerous street closures near the site of the event.

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Capitol 4th of July celebration featured J-J Hooks barrier

J-J Hooks Barrier in D.C.

MIDLAND, Va. – Concrete Safety Systems, which rents J-J Hooks concrete barriers, provided 1,320 linear feet of precast concrete security barrier to the National Park Service in Washington, D.C. for their Independence Day celebration.

The barrier was used to control vehicles and pedestrians and to provide security for people attending the event.

This is the fifth year that Concrete Safety Systems (CSS) was the sole provider of concrete barriers for the festivities. Barriers were placed in various locations around D.C. including the Mall, the Washington Monument and near the Capitol. Installation occurred on the night of June 30th to minimize disruption to traffic and tourists. The barrier was picked up after the celebration on July 7th.

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Smith-Midland Awarded Largest Single Barrier Contract

J-J Hooks Highway Traffic Barrier

MIDLAND, Va. – Smith-Midland Corporation of Midland, Virginia, was recently awarded the contract to provide 87,000 linear feet of J-J Hooks Highway Traffic Barrier for use on the I-495 HOT LANES Project in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia. This is the largest barrier order ever received by the company.

The project will construct express toll lanes, to be known as "HOT LANES," to facilitate traffic movement on the I-495 Beltway. The total cost of the project, which is a Flour-Lane joint venture, is estimated to be more than $2.5 million. "The customer chose our J-J Hooks Barrier over other competing barrier because J-J Hooks are easier to install and remove, saving the company time and money," says Matthew Smith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

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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


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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