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Virginia DOT Approves MASH J-J Hooks Free-Standing Precast Barrier

Virginia DOT recently approved the J-J Hooks MASH TL3 tested 12 foot free-standing temporary precast concrete safety barrier. J-J Hooks is now approved in Virginia for both MASH free-standing and restrained applications (bolted/pinned). This approval brings the total number of states allowing the use of J-J Hooks MASH temporary barrier to 35. MASH (Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware) standards are the new federal guideline to improve safety of highway products.

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Smith-Midland will produce over 23 miles of J-J Hooks safety barrier for major highway project.

MIDLAND, VA – August 1, 2017 - Smith-Midland Corporation (OTCQX: SMID). The Lane Construction Corporation has awarded Smith-Midland the contract to supply over 124,000 LF of J-J Hooks precast concrete safety barrier for the I-395 Express Lane VDOT project in Northern Virginia. The I-395 design-build project will extend the Express Lanes along an eight mile section of I-395 in Fairfax and Arlington Counties. The work is expected to significantly reduce the congestion of commuter traffic into Washington, DC.

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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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