January 16, 2018

Smith-Midland wins $9 million J-J Hooks safety barrier contract for I-66 Express Lanes Project.

Easi-Set Worldwide product announcement. Easi-Set Worldwide announces that FAM Construction, LLC (a Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers partnership) has awarded Smith-Midland the contract to supply up to 245,000 LF of J-J Hooks precast concrete safety barrier for the I-66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes project in Northern Virginia.

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November 27, 2017

J-J Hooks Freestanding Precast Concrete Safety Barrier, Now Fully MASH TL-3 Compliant

Easi-Set Worldwide product announcement. Easi-Set Worldwide announces the completion of MASH TL3 testing of their newly designed freestanding precast concrete safety barrier. The 3-10 small car crash test was conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX on November 14, 2017, completing the required TL3 tests. The 3-11 pickup truck crash test was completed in January of this year.

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July 31, 2017

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

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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September 7, 2017

Forterra Pipe & Precast adds strength to J-J Hooks Producer Family

Easi-Set Worldwide announced the addition of one of North America’s premier precasters to the Easi-Set family of licensed product producers. Forterra, headquartered in Irving, Texas, has joined our network of J-J Hooks highway safety barrier producers.

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June 1, 2017

$70 Billion Texas Highway Infrastructure Spending Plan bodes well for J-J Hooks Barrier sales

Recently, the Texas Transportation Commission approved a 10-year Unified Transportation Program containing $70 billion worth of projects to help Texas DOT meet the state’s growing transportation demands. The plan is the largest of its kind in the agency’s history, addressing capacity, maintenance and safety needs around state. “The actions today by the Texas Transportation Commission represent a historic investment in our state’s infrastructure,” Governor Greg Abbott said. “The plan presented by the commission will allow Texas roads to keep pace with our population growth, provide much-needed congestion relief for working Texans and put the Lone Star State well on its way towards having a first-in-class highway system for decades to come.”

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