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JUL 2015

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34 • July 2015 www.concreteproducts.com BRIEFS PRODUCERS Virginia-based Smith-Midland Corp. has announced a $4 million contract covering production and delivery of precast concrete aerial guide-way parapet panels and manholes, plus J-J Hooks barriers for the Metro Silver Line phase II project near Dulles International Airport. In total, the producer will deliver 15,000 tons of precast for northern Virginia job through the end of 2016. Just over six miles (33,000 linear feet) of Smith-Midland precast concrete aerial guide-way parapet panels will run along the sides of the elevated Metro Silver Line track, beginning in close proximity to Dulles Airport and continu- ing along Autopilot Drive. In addition, 10,000 linear feet of J-J Hooks precast concrete barriers are included in the contract. The parapet will serve as a noise barrier and visual screen. The 265 precast concrete manholes will serve as electric, communication and traction power vaults ranging in size from 12- x 6-ft. to 16- x 8-ft. They will support Metro controls and Dulles Airport Authority and Dominion Power lines. To reduce waste in labor, inventory and parts, Smith-Midland has imple- mented the Toyota Production System model throughout its organization. "Smith-Midland remains focused on lean manufacturing practices, which benefit our customers by providing the highest quality products and services at the lowest cost, in the shortest time, and in the safest manner," says Pres- ident Ashley Smith. The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is a 23-mile extension of Washing- ton's existing Metrorail System, and is being built in two phases by the Metro- politan Washington Airports Authority. When both phases are complete, the line will provide a one-seat, no-transfer ride from Dulles to Washington, D.C., and include 11 new stations. Phase II will include six stations along 11.4 miles from the Wiehle-Reston East Station to Ashburn. The primary contractor is Capital Rail Constructors, anchored by a Clark Construction Group and Kiewit Infrastructure South joint venture. BRYAN MATERIALS GROUP ADDS BEAVER CONCRETE Pittsburgh's leading independent ready mixed and aggregate operator Frank Bryan Inc. has closed on Beaver Concrete & Gravel, Rochester, Pa. The rebranded Beaver Concrete & Sup- ply becomes a satellite, up the Ohio River, to two larger Bryan Materials Group (BMG) ready mixed operations in Pittsburgh: the Frank Bryan flagship, whose downtown location affords in many signature-building contracts; and, Quality Concrete, focused on residential and light commercial work. Beaver Concrete is strategic to Tri-State River Products in Beaver, Pa., one of four BMG aggregate production or dis- tribution businesses along a 50-mile Ohio River stretch— Georgetown, Pa. (Georgetown Sand & Gravel) to Neville Island (Neville Aggregates Co.) to Pittsburgh (Neville Glenwood Division). Now led by members of the founding family's fourth and fifth generations—brothers Tom and David Bryan, cousin Matt Bryan, and Tom's son Justin Bryan—BMG has grown on the strength of the Frank Bryan and Quality Concrete brands, plus Pittsburgh-centered aggregate dredging and depot assets acquired in the mid-1990s from Dravo Inc. Area busi- nesses rounding out the company's portfolio are BMG Marine Division; Concrete Concepts Inc., a utility precast producer; and, Rox Trucking.

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