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.
The J-J Hooks barrier connection system has been crash tested to National Cooperative Highway Research Program 350 standards and passed TL3 requirements. Self-aligning, identical ended J-J Hook connectors allow for quick, easy installation of the barrier. There is no loose hardware, permitting a single section to be easily removed without disturbing adjacent sections and eliminating the possibility of lost, stolen, or damaged parts. This is important for both easy emergency access and protection against tampering and vandalism. J-J Hooks can be used as either a temporary or permanent barrier system. For more information, visit www.JJHooks.com. About Smith-Midland Corporation (Del.)
Smith-Midland Corporation (Del.) is a publicly traded company (OTC BB: SMID, SMIWC; Boston Stock Exchange: SMM, SMM/W). Smith-Midland (Va.) develops, manufactures and sells a broad array of precast concrete products for use primarily in the construction, transportation and utilities industries. Smith-Midland Corporation (Del.) has two manufacturing facilities located in Midland, Va., and Reidsville, N.C. Easi-Set Industries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Smith-Midland Corporation (Del.), licenses the production and sale of Easi-Set products and provides diversification opportunities to the precast industry worldwide. For more information, please call (540) 439-3266 or visit www.smithmidland.com.