Roman Stone Construction Company to Produce J-J Hooks Safety Barriers
Midland, Va. - Roman Stone Construction Company of Bay Shore, New York, announced that it will produce the J-J Hooks traffic barrier connection system in its Bay Shore plant. The Easi-Set Industries proprietary J-J Hooks positive connection system has become a “standard” on North American and international highways in recent years and is the most widely used private connection design in the United States.
As a new licensee of the J-J Hooks system, Roman Stone received in-plant production training from Easi-Set Industries focusing on the efficient set up, pouring, removing and yarding of the J-J Hooks barriers. Production training areas include in-plant, hands-on instruction related to ensuring Easi-Set’s quality standards from the welding of the J-J Hooks to the cleaning and care of the precision steel molds.
"We're extremely happy to add the J-J Hooks highway traffic system to our line of precast concrete products," said Layne Urbas, Executive Vice President of Roman Stone. "Although we have been making concrete for over a century, we are always interested in the latest advancements in precast technology and J-J Hooks fits that bill. We are counting on the J-J Hooks system to be the cornerstone for new market strategy that is designed to target road improvement contractors."
Established in 1903 the Montalbine family, five brothers from Brooklyn, NY, immigrants with the desire for opportunity, established the Roman Stone Construction Company. Roman Stone serves the metropolitan area along with Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Its 33,000 square foot manufacturing facility nestled on 9 acres is dedicated to providing a full line of pre-cast products and castings for the electrical, mechanical and road construction industry, while maintaining a standard of excellence that has become a symbol of quality to utility and transportation agencies alike.
Last year, licensed producers provided more than one million linear feet of barrier to US highway projects. The J-J Hooks barrier connection system has been crash tested and passed the National Cooperative Highway Research Program 350 Level 3 standards. Self-aligning, identical-ended J-J Hook connectors allow for quick, easy installation of the barrier. There is no loose hardware, permitting a single section to be easily removed without disturbing adjacent sections and eliminating the possibility of lost, stolen or damaged parts. This is important for easy emergency access and protection against tampering and vandalism. J-J Hooks can be used as a temporary or permanent barrier system. It is the lowest cost barrier connection system available in the industry today.
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