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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.



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.


Commercial Building Products, "Precast Panels Respect Neighborhood’s Past"


Easi-Set Building featured in Big Lake State Park newspaper


In late 2014, Easi-Set licensed producer Smith-Midland was awarded the Missouri state-wide parks contract to provide 27 Easi-Set Buildings to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The initial contract period is 1 year, with 2 one-year renewal options. The contract, valued at just over $ 1,000,000, includes restroom/shower facilities ranging from a single-user vault-style restroom for remote sites, up to a 3-module multi-user restroom with showers. As of early spring, 16 production orders have already been signed and several buildings have been delivered, including two for Big Lake State Park.

Architectural Products Magazine features 20-story Griffix SlenderWall project


Johns Hopkins facility receives American Concrete Institute Award.

SlenderWall-Johns-HopkinsTheir choice of SlenderWall® from Smith-Midland Precast plays an important role in the successful reconstruction of a critical 1970’s medical facility. Announced on April 16th, 2015, The Nelson/Harvey Building has been recognized as an ACI Excellence award winner.

Midland, VA – April 23, 2015 – Smith-Midland Corporation (OTCQB: SMID) – Johns Hopkins Hospital operates a dense, urban medical campus in Baltimore with an outsize global reputation. Nestled amid the pioneering clinical and research facilities is the Nelson-Harvey Building, a 1970s-era modernist structure with narrow ribbon windows and long expanses of brick colored to match the nearby Halstead Building and the 1880s Billings Building, a campus landmark with its classic dome. After opening a major new facility next door, the Zayed Bloomberg complex, the hospital began renovating existing facilities on its East Baltimore campus. The nine-story Nelson-Harvey was next on the list.

After decades of wear, the hand-laid brick envelope of the Johns Hopkins 9-story Nelson/Harvey inpatient facility began failing. “Late in the game, during design development, the client determined that we should also address envelope issues,” said Dan McKelvey, an associate principal and building envelope expert with Ayers Saint Gross, describing the existing, hand laid brick façades with a concrete masonry unit (CMU) backup on structural steel. “There were problems including cracking and deflecting brick, and the window system was outdated. The building had no insulation in the wall system, either.”


Easi-Set precast products ideal solution for Military Market

Easi-Set's five product offerings can be the answer to meeting the needs of federal, state, local government and military projects.

MIDLAND, Va., March 5, 2015 – (OTCQB: SMID) Easi-Set Worldwide, a subsidiary of the Smith-Midland Corporation (DE) project update. No two projects are ever exactly alike even when using pre-manufactured materials. This statement is magnified when working in the government market, particularly military installations, because each job presents a different set of requirements. Budget, scheduling, security, standards and protocols typically are more regimented when working with the government. All these conditions can be accommodated by Easi-Set Worldwide’s precast concrete product lines.

“Government officials often turn to us for military projects due to the ease of purchasing pre-engineered, pre-designed, precast concrete buildings,” says Jeremy Smith, building product manager with Easi-Set Worldwide. “The design and construction process is simplified, allowing projects to go to bid more quickly. Delivery and installation typically happen in the same day. This is really important on military bases and government sites so officials do not have contractors on site for days creating security issues. In addition, this entire process from specification through installation is very cost-effective."

Easi-Set's five product offerings can be the answer to many military site needs. The company’s Beach Prism barriers have helped with beach erosion control, and J-J Hooks anchored barriers have provided security for large events. SlenderWall has been used to construct large office buildings, and the company’s Easi-Set Buildings have been the solution to create ammunition storage and hazardous material storage buildings, electrical units, restrooms and training facilities.


The Word Is Out: Precast Concrete Buildings are the Solution for your next Water or Wastewater project

SMC Marsh Run Pump House edited
It is not a secret that the water and wastewater industry often utilizes pre-engineered concrete buildings for its treatment, pumping and filtration needs. What should not be kept underground any longer are the vast number of advantages precast concrete buildings truly offer, particularly from an industry leader like Easi-Set Buildings.

This month, a planned community in Bealeton, Va., can admire its new Easi-Set Building while no longer worrying about its water quality. The manufactured home community recently learned that its well water had high arsenic levels, so a water filtration system housed in an Easi-Set Building was installed. The local Easi-Set licensed producing plant Smith-Midland Virginia manufactured and installed the 20’ x 30’ Easi-Span Precast Building. General contractor Sydnor Hydro Inc., Richmond, Va., selected Smith-Midland because of a long working history.

"We have worked with Smith-Midland many times over the years," said John Beckstoffer with Sydnor Hydro. "They are quick, efficient and hold to their schedule."

The initial building installation was completed in less than two days during December 2014, and pipe installation and filtration connections took place over the next few weeks. The building stores four filters connected to two wells. According to George Sharikas, sales manager with Smith-Midland, pre-designed features and the quick installation time led to selecting the Easi-Set Building.


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