August 31, 2021

Easi-Set Adds Another Licensee for J-J Hooks Barrier

Easi-Set Worldwide, precast concrete products licensing subsidiary of Smith-Midland Corporation, production expansion announcement.

Foley Materials to manufacture J-J Hooks® Barrier for Georgia and Alabama.

Easi-Set today announced a signed agreement with one of the Southeast's premier transportation materials companies, Foley Materials Company. Foley will now manufacture the patented J-J Hooks highway barrier system to serve their markets in the Southeastern United States. Foley Products is an approved supplier to the Department of Transportation in each of the following states, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Foley is also a top provider to the City of Atlanta, and numerous other agencies and municipalities. This continues Smith-Midland's recent licensing successes in California and Tennessee as part of the Company's ongoing strategic growth plan. J-J Hooks licensed manufacturers currently cover DOT markets coast-to-coast, with 42 licensed producer plants.

Foley is an American-owned precast and pipe company and is part of The Concrete Company Corporation, a family of integrated vertical infrastructure materials companies founded in 1951. Headquartered in Columbus, GA, the organization constitutes 13 manufacturing facilities across Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.

"J-J Hooks will be produced in the Newnan, GA precast plant to service both Georgia DOT and Alabama DOT highway contractors. Foley Products is a leading precast company in major markets in the Southeast earning a reputation for superior quality and service. We are excited to offer the best-in-class JJ-Hooks highway barrier system to meet current and future demand in the markets we serve," said Frank Foley, President of Foley Materials.

"J-J Hooks highway barrier system is superior, utilizing a patented interlocking system that is easier to install, move and maintain. We are pleased to work with Foley to support their ongoing commitment to be a single source supplier for their customers," said Art Miles, President of Easi-Set Worldwide.

"Our proprietary J-J Hooks road barrier system continues its exceptional market positioning, capitalizing on the mandated replacement of highway barriers across the United States. J-J Hooks is the most successful best-in-class precast concrete safety barrier available to the market. We continue to see strong customer preference and accelerating adoption," said Chief Executive Officer of Smith-Midland, Ashley Smith. "Every additional licensing agreements like this opens our geographic reach and drives royalty revenue adding accelerated net profits which continues to drive long-term shareholder value."

About J-J Hooks Precast Concrete Highway Safety Barrier

J-J Hooks currently offers a full suite of MASH-tested precast concrete temporary barrier. It is the temporary-barrier-of-choice among construction contractors due to its speed of installation/removal, no loose connection hardware, identical ends (can be turned end-to-end), cast-in self-aligning connection guide, and economical cost. Over 16,000,000 LF of J-J Hooks has been deployed on North American highways since its introduction in 1990.

Discover more about J-J Hooks and its network of precast concrete licensed producers by calling 800-547-4045 or visiting

About Easi-Set Worldwide

Easi-Set Worldwide, a wholly owned subsidiary of Smith Midland Corporation, a public company, licenses the production and sale of Easi-Set products and provides diversification opportunities to the precast industry worldwide. For more information about precast products licensing opportunities, contact Easi-Set by calling 800-547-4045 or visiting Contact: