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MIDLAND, Va. –

Smith-Midland Corporation (SMC) is pleased to supply its SLENDERWALL® architectural precast concrete panel system as the exterior cladding for a Daibes Enterprises project, The Alexander located on the Hudson River in Edgewater, New Jersey.  This unique 290-unit nine story apartment building is designed to replicate the architecture of New York City’s 1940-1950’s era Park Avenue.

The contract awarded to SMC is valued at more than $4 million dollars and features 1,024 LEED friendly exterior panels combining SLENDERWALL® and traditional architectural precast totaling approximately 99,579 square feet.  The panels will be a buff color with an acid etched finish and historical details such as cornices, reveals, and bull noses. 

Daibes Enterprises has elected to have the SLENDERWALL® precast panels insulated with closed cell foam insulation performed by SMC at their Midland, Virginia production facility.  This value-added option offers a savings in both time and labor.

Production of the SLENDERWALL® panels started in September 2011 and delivery is scheduled to begin in January 2012.   Mr. Fred Daibes, President of Daibes Enterprises, shared a special note that this building is being built as a tribute to his father. 

SLENDERWALL®, because of its lightweight design (30 lbs/sf), can reduce building foundation and structure costs, shipping and installation costs. The proprietary 360º concrete-to-stud connection isolates the exterior precast concrete cladding from the structural stresses associated with wind loading, steel frame movement, expansion and contraction and seismic shock.

SLENDERWALL® combines time-proven components to create a true composite, light-weight wall system for both new construction and recladding projects.  The combination of architectural precast concrete, insulated Nelson® anchors, welded-wire fabric and heavy-gauge stainless or galvanized steel studs create a single, efficient exterior wall system with unlimited design freedom. 

About Smith-Midland Corporation (DE)

Smith-Midland Corporation (DE) is a publically traded company (OTC BB: SMID). Smith-Midland (VA) develops manufactures and sells a broad array of precast concrete products for use primarily in the construction, transportation and utilities industries.  SMC has two manufacturing facilities located in Midland, Virginia and Reidsville, North Carolina.  Easi-Set® Worldwide, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Smith-Midland Corporation (DE), licenses the production and sale of SMC developed products around the world.  For more information, please call (540) 439-3266 or visit www.smithmidland.com or www.slenderwall.com.


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