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Two Shoreline Erosion Control Projects to Feature Smith-Midland's Beach Prisms

MIDLAND, Va. – Two shoreline erosion control projects currently underway in Maryland and Virginia will feature Smith-Midland Corporation’s award-winning product, Beach Prisms.

The first project, located near Ocean City, Md., will provide a mainland community protection in two erosion-prone areas from the damaging effects of boaters who do not adhere to posted speed limits. Such practices can accelerate shoreline erosion, according to Jay McKenna, Beach Prisms regional sales manager for Smith-Midland. This project, which includes 40 prisms, will result in the formation of an artificial reef, which will immediately provide a sanctuary for small marine life, will slow or stop erosion and will contribute to the overall improvement of water quality.  Funding for this project is being provided by the Assateague Coastal Trust, and the progress of the installation will be featured on the organization’s web site at www.actforbays.org.

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Smith-Midland Receives Prestigious Award for Beach Prisms

MIDLAND, Va. – Officials at Smith-Midland Corporation recently received a prestigious award for a new product designed to reduce or reverse the effects of shoreline erosion.

The company’s submission, for its Beach Prisms , garnered a judges’ award in the National Precast Concrete Association’s Creative Use of Precast (CUP) awards program.

The CUP awards program is an annual competition for NPCA Members, recognizing projects promoting innovative and cost-saving advantages of precast concrete over competing materials. This year’s winners were announced at the Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner during the Manufactured Concrete Products Expo, MCPX, and Annual Convention on Feb. 24 in Orlando, Fla.
“Our experience has proven that Beach Prisms either slow the rate of shore erosion, stop erosion or reverse erosion by replenishing sand in front of and behind the Prisms,” says Ashley Smith, Smith-Midland’s vice president for sales and marketing.

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7,465 Tons of Sand Replenished According to Engineering Study

Are Beach Prisms the Answer to Reducing Shoreline Erosion?

MIDLAND, Va. – “Beach Prisms can be the answer to the age-old challenge of shoreline erosion,” says Ashley Smith, vice president for sales and marketing at Smith-Midland Corporation of Midland, Va.

After 18 years of product testing at more than 20 sites on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers, Smith-Midland is now offering Beach Prisms for sale and installation.

“Our experience has proven that Beach Prisms either slow the rate of shore erosion, stop erosion or reverse erosion by replenishing sand in front of and behind the Prisms,” said Smith.

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