Safety Barrier Connection System Hooks Florida Licensee

Virginia-based Easi-Set Industries announces the addition of a new licensee Florida Rock and Sand Precast/Prestress which recently began producing the

Virginia-based Easi-Set Industries announces the addition of a new licensee Û Florida Rock and Sand Precast/Prestress Û which recently began producing the proprietary J-J Hooks highway traffic safety barrier connection system. A major aggregate producer, the company also fabricates traditional precast utility products.

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 facilitate quick barrier installation. As the system involves no loose hardware, a single section can be easily removed without disturbing adjacent sections, eliminating the possibility of lost, stolen or damaged parts Û an important feature for easy emergency access and protection against tampering and vandalism. J-J Hooks can be used as a temporary or permanent barrier system. Û Easi-Set, 540/439-8056

Addressing a global audience of precast industry representatives at the International Concrete Conference & Exhibition (ICCX) in Berlin earlier this year, National Precast Concrete Association President Ty Gable noted current and looming U.S. infrastructure problems and the investment required to bring America up to speed. Featured among industry experts representing 18 countries during the annual conference, he spoke on behalf of the North American precast concrete industry.

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, our infrastructure is rapidly deteriorating and will require 1.3 trillion Euros ($1.6 trillion) over the next five years to bring it up to standards, Gable asserted, adding that much of this replacement or new infrastructure will involve stormwater, housing, utility and industrial systems. Many of these projects will call for the use of precast concrete elements and pipe, offering an opportunity to update antiquated systems in an environmentally conscious manner. While we are replacing these aging systems, he observed, we can include new technologies and innovations so that precast elements are even more ecologically friendly, which will do a better job of preserving the environment.

In addition to the presentations, the ICCX 2006 Berlin event included more than 100 exhibitors featuring information-technology products, plant equipment and mix materials, among other products. More information about the conference can be obtained at