January 29, 2007

New York Port Authority project features Smith-Midland’s J-J Hooks barrier at World Trade Center

 Midland, Va. - Smith-Midland Corp., manufacturer of the J-J Hooks barrier connection system, announces its involvement in a major New York Port Authority project at the site of the World Trade Center.

This is a very high-profile project that every employee of Smith-Midland Corporation should be proud to have been a part of,” said Ashley Smith, vice president for sales and marketing. “Through all of the tragedy they experienced in New York, it’s great to be a part of the rebuilding of such a meaningful project.”

J-J Hooks Barriers at World Trade Center

Smith-Midland will provide 1,000-2,000 linear feet of precast concrete barrier featuring the patented J-J Hooks connection system, a contract worth more than $100,000. Barrier installation began Jan. 17 and will continue for the next one to two months.

The World Trade Center Transportation Hub project will provide a centralized location for taxi, bus and rail transportation services located near the reconstruction site.

Smith-Midland Corp. was chosen because the New York Port Authority was pleased with the both the barrier product and the service provided by the company at the 2004 Republican National Convention, held in New York City.

The J-J Hooks barrier connection system has been crash tested to National Cooperative Highway Research Program 350 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.

Smith-Midland Corporation is a publicly traded company (OTC BB: SMID, SMIWC; Boston Stock Exchange: SMM, SMM/W). Smith-Midland develops, manufactures and sells a broad array of precast concrete products for use primarily in the construction, transportation and utilities industries. Smith-Midland has two manufacturing facilities located in Midland, Va. and Reidsville, N.C. Easi-Set Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Smith-Midland Corporation, licenses the production of Smith-Midland developed products around the world. For more information please call (540) 439-3266 or visit www.SmithMidland.com or www.JJHooks.com.

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