J-J Hooks Safety Barrier Plays Supporting Role in Community Beautification Project
MIDLAND, Va., June 1, 2016 – (OTCQX: SMID) - Easi-Set Worldwide, a subsidiary of the Smith-Midland Corporation, project update: The Jamaica Bay, NY Restoration Corps and hundreds of volunteers worked together to design and paint a mural on J-J Hooks barrier provided, under a NYCDOT maintenance contract, by Easi-Set licensed producer Roman Stone Construction of Bay Shore, NY.
The Rockaway Barrier Beautification Project contains the longest mural in New York City, covering a 1.5 mile stretch of roadway along the beach in Rockaway, NY. The barrier protects pedestrians and bicyclists along Shore Front Parkway between Beach 74th and Beach 107th Streets in Rockaway Beach, NY - an area significantly damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
The NYC Parks Department invited local artists and designers to envision the surface of these ordinary construction barriers as canvases for art and received submissions from more than 50 artists. The community residents were then allowed to vote on and select their three favorite designs.
The murals, covering more than 37,000 square feet, were hand-painted by over 250 volunteers and the NYC Parks staff over a 12-day period. All three winning designs selected by the Rockaway community were beachfront themes containing the ocean, waves, surfers, and seagulls.
“Roman Stone Construction,” says Anna Faia, VP-Sales/Corporate Secretary, “is very proud to have been a part of the Beautification Project by providing the barrier and we continue to work with designers and contractors as they work to restore and beautify the Rockaway Beach area.”
J-J Hooks, North America’s most successful, proprietary precast concrete temporary safety barrier connection, has an extensive history of success and currently exceeds 12 million linear feet of product delivered. Installed on highway construction projects and in security barrier applications nationwide, J-J Hooks are being delivered at an average pace of one million feet annually. J-J Hooks safety barriers are procured from multiple licensed producers through competitive bidding with other non-proprietary barriers.
One of Easi-Set Worldwide’s J-J Hooks licensed precast producer is NY based Roman Stone Construction Company, which has served the Long Island market since 1903. “Roman Stone has proven itself over the decades, providing great quality and customer service,” said Art Miles, President, Easi-Set Worldwide. “We’re proud to have this company as a member of the Easi-Set family.”
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Easi-Set® Worldwide, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Smith-Midland Corporation (DE), a publicly traded company (OTCQX: SMID), licenses the production and sale of proprietary precast products around the world. For more information on J-J Hooks or precast product licensing opportunities, please call (540) 439-8911 or visit www.jjhooks.com or www.EasiSet.com.