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- Published on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 00:15
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.
- Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 19:53
- Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 19:53
Smith-Midland Receives VDOT Approvals For Its J-J Hooks Pin-Down And Bolt-Down Mash Tested Safety Barriers
- Published on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 13:24
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.”
240 LINEAR FEET OF J-J HOOKS MASH-TESTED HIGHWAY BARRIERS INSTALLED ON MAJOR VERMONT BRIDGE REHABILITATION PROJECT
- Published on Monday, 22 June 2015 15:40
S.D. IRELAND RENTS THE HIGHWAY BARRIERS TO COLD RIVER BRIDGES FOR USE ON A COMPLETE BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
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.
- Published on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 19:53
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- Published on Thursday, 23 April 2015 14:34
Their 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.”