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Archive for August, 2014

Labor Day Announcement

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Labor Day Announcement

Labor Day

Our headquarters will be closed Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day, and will re-open for you on Tuesday, September 2. We will be available to expedite your cutter, parts or machine orders by phone tomorrow. Our website will be open, and you may use these links for technical support or ordering. Just because we’re closed doesn’t mean we’re not here for you!

As we honor the workers who make our world a better place, we pledge to continue working to help make your hard removal work faster and easier.

Please have a safe and pleasant holiday weekend with friends and family. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

APWA 2014 Toronto Expo

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

APWA 2014

Thank you for making the APWA 2014 Toronto Expo such a great success!

As a longtime supporter of APWA, and an American manufacturer of ADA-compliance sidewalk trip hazard and no-groove stripe removal equipment, we are on call to help APWA members save time and money.

Removal Analysis:

We invite you to call or visit our factory to see the only manufacturing facility for fast and easy ADA liability removal tools. If you can’t visit, please click here for a FREE 5 minute Removal Analysis to help you achieve safer and lasting surfaces.


SMITH Manufacturing, a leading brand of fast and easy ADA-removal solutions since 1990, helps make your roadways, bikeways and walkways safer and longer-lasting. SMITHing is the surface preparation process that assures your surfaces are clean, dry, profiled and sound.

We know removal is hard work. SMITH helps make it easier.

SMITHing for Superior Surfaces

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Surface Preparation aka SMITHing

SMITHing the surface

Surface preparation is the process by which a surface is physically treated to enhance the bond strength of any newly installed material, using an appropriate surface-preparation method (i.e., scarifying, blasting, erasing, grinding, milling, shaving, etc.). Proper preparation produces a surface that is sound, clean and profiled, enabling the new material to strongly adhere to it.

Improper surface preparation leads to failure of the coating and marking material, resulting in expensive repairs, compromised safety, and the inconvenience to those who use and work on the surface.

SMITHing would have avoided this

The surface-preparation phase in most contract plans are vague, and without clearly mentioning the specific SP1 to SP10 profile requirements, the job will not be properly completed.

When surface preparation is clearly defined as SMITHing, and separated from the contract as a separate line bid item, the work will be completed in the correct manner.

SMITHing is defined as achieving the highest level of surface-preparation readiness. The result is a sound, clean, dry and consistent profile finish, achieved by using the correct removal equipment, cutter tools and application process.

Don’t let your surfaces fail. Contact your SMITH Representative today to learn more.

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