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Easi-Set Worldwide Successfully Completes 30th Annual Building Producers Seminar


Eassi-Set Worldwide Successfully complete 30th Annual Building Producers Seminar.

Midland, VA – December 17, 2014 – (OTCQB: SMID) – In mid-November, Easi-Set Worldwide, a subsidiary of Smith-Midland Corporation, completed the 30th annual Building Producers Seminar in Bakersfield, CA. Its event was hosted in coordination with StructureCast, a licensed producer of Easi-Set. This Seminar annually brings together licensed building producers throughout North America for three days of intense advertising & marketing reviews, in-depth technical and operational sessions, roundtable discussions, and sponsor/vendor displays. More than fifty people from licensed producers and vendor organizations attended.  

Attendees have the opportunity to share their success stories with the other licensed producers and attend the performance awards banquet, which recognizes accomplishments in the industry over the past year. One attendee noted that nowhere else but through Easi-Set, is there an opportunity to receive such high-caliber expertise and take part in information sharing on such a specific vertical market.



A Growing Number of State DOTs Approve J-J Hooks MASH-Tested Restrained Precast Safety Barriers for Highway Use

A Favorite Among Highway Engineers and DOTs, J-J Hooks Restrained Barriers Are Now Being Used on Major Roadway and Bridge Projects in More Than 20 U.S. States.

MIDLAND, Va., Sept. 29, 2015 -- Easi-Set Worldwide announces that the MASH-tested J-J Hooks anchored barrier has now been approved by more than 20 state Departments of Transportation with additional approvals anticipated in the near future. AASHTO's MASH document presents uniform federal guidelines for crash-testing permanent and temporary highway safety hardware and recommends evaluation criteria to assess test results.

In Washington, D.C., Balfour Beatty Construction is using 4,000 linear feet of J-J Hooks restrained barriers to seamlessly construct a tunnel over an active highway. According to Glenn Sullivan, Project Engineer, the job finds Balfour Beatty continually changing traffic configurations and adjusting the barrier positioning.

"Using J-J Hooks, we've been able to move the barriers with ease while also increasing production as we move into each new phase of construction," said Sullivan, who anticipates the addition of 2,500 more linear feet of barriers once additional tunnel work commences. "The J-J Hook is our preferred method because it allows for quick alteration of traffic patterns and helps to keep our workers protected out on the road."


New restrooms installed Monday at Eva Walker Park

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After years of discussion and planning, workers Monday morning installed permanent restrooms at Eva Walker Park in Warrenton.

Alexandria Pike closed for about two hours as a crane lifted the 47,800-pound, pre-cast concrete structure off a flatbed tractor-trailer and onto a bed of gravel.

Built by Smith-Midland Corp., the structure has pre-installed toilets and sinks.


The Easi-Set Product Network Expands with another Oldcastle Precast Plant

Easi-Set Worldwide is pleased to welcome the Southeastern Region of Oldcastle Precast Inc. as its latest licensed precast product producer. This is the third Oldcastle location to join the Easi-Set network with Easton, Pa., being the second and Lexington, Ky., being the first. The Georgia and Pennsylvania plants produce Easi-Set Buildings, and the Kentucky facility manufactures J-J Hooks barriers.oldcastle

"We are pleased with the success of Oldcastle Easton, Pa., that joined our network in 2013," says Moffette Tharpe, managing director of Easi-Set Worldwide. "They have made a name for themselves in the parks and recreation, schools, and water and wastewater markets. We are excited to work with the Georgia plant to grow the Easi-Set Building offerings in the Oldcastle Southeastern Region, covering Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, and to support them in expanding their capabilities."

Oldcastle has two plants in Georgia, and the Newnan, Ga. facility will be the main producer of Easi-Set Buildings. Oldcastle is the latest of 70 licensed precast concrete producers in 10 countries that manufacture Easi-Set products. The producers are trained in their own facilities by Easi-Set representatives to manufacture up to five different Easi-Set products. The Easi-Set Building product lines include Easi-Set precast concrete buildings, Easi-Span ultra-large buildings and Easi-Set restrooms. Additional licensed producer choices include SlenderWall® architectural precast cladding panels, J-J Hooks, SoftSound noise walls and Beach Prisms.


Water and Wastewater Industry Trusts Easi-Set Buildings

Easi-Set Precast Concrete Buildings offer major water works company a durable solution to fit their renovation needs.


MIDLAND, Va., -- Missouri American Water (MAW), a regional division of the parent American Water Works Company, serves 1.5 million people in more than 150 Missouri communities. With such an expansive reach, maintaining its equipment is essential. At its Central Water Treatment Plant in Maryland Heights, outside of St. Louis, a major replacement was needed for an existing pump station constructed in the 1930s because of hydraulic limitations to operational needs.

With a focus on cost savings and a tight schedule, MAW utilized two new Easi-Span precast concrete buildings as part of the renovations at two plants—a 28' x 40' x 13' electrical building for the new pump station at the Central Plant, and a 27' x 38' x 13' switch gear building at the North Plant in Florissant, Mo. The Easi-Span Buildings are the largest clear span all-concrete buildings on the market, and the only expandable concrete building systems. These buildings feature clear-span roofs up to 50 by 250 feet and heights up to 35 feet. Smaller Easi-Set Buildings can be delivered completely erected and pre-outfitted, ready for use once utility hookups are made.


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Smith-Midland Receives VDOT Approvals For Its J-J Hooks Pin-Down And Bolt-Down Mash Tested Safety Barriers

Midland, VA – June 25, 2015 – Smith-Midland Corporation (OTCQB: SMID) – Smith-Midland and Easi-Set Worldwide jointly announced MASH approvals have been granted by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for its J-J Hooks ™ pin-down and bolt-down anchored barrier system. The pin-down system received VDOT MASH approval in July of 2013 and has been in use at several Mid-Atlantic area locations, and the bolt-down system received VDOT MASH approval in March of 2015. Both are currently available for rental through Smith-Midland’s barrier rental company, Concrete Safety Systems, and for manufacturing through a licensing agreement with Easi-Set Worldwide, a subsidiary of the Smith-Midland Corporation.

MASH is the current federal requirement for assessing safety hardware and is an acronym for Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), “This Manual is recommended for highway design engineers, bridge engineers, safety engineers, researchers, hardware developers, crash test laboratories, and others concerned with safety features used in the highway environment.”




MIDLAND, Va., June 23, 2015 – Easi-Set Worldwide announced today that Cold River Bridges, Inc., of Walpole N.H., is using 240 linear feet of J-J Hooks barriers on a bridge rehabilitation project in Rockingham, Vt. Located on Route 121, the bridge requires a complete reconstruction that’s being supported by the contractor’s rental of J-J Hooks barriers from Easi-Set® Worldwide licensee S.D. Ireland of Williston, Vt. This represents the first use in Vermont of the new MASH TL3 approved J-J Hooks design.

The Vermont Agency of Transportation job comprises a complete bridge rehabilitation on the Route 121 highway. Just one side of the bridge could be closed at a time, thus the need for reliable barriers to “protect the traveling public who are using the road while it’s under construction,” says Resident Engineer Chad Greenwood.

Jim Hollar, Cold River Bridges’ Owner and Founder, says the 240 feet of J-J Hooks bolted-down barriers play a critical role in traffic management during the project, which is expected to be finished by October 2015. Located on a critical artery, the bridge couldn’t be shut down during construction, nor could a temporary bridge be constructed. “We put a barrier right down the middle of it,” says Hollar.


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