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It’s Not About Us.

Whether it’s a motorist driving home from work or a roadside worker improving a bridge, we live and breathe one common goal: how to keep people safe? Continue reading to find out how we got started.

Jake Rieple

Hill & Smith Inc.

Hill & Smith PLC, the parent company of Hill & Smith Inc. can trace their history back over a century and a half as an innovative world leader primarily serving the infrastructure, galvanizing, building, and construction industries. On September 5, 2008, Hill & Smith PLC announced an exciting development in their strategy for expansion of their HS Roads and Security operations into the US market. With the objective of mirroring the success in the UK, a new company was formed in the US to expand their global reach: Hill & Smith Inc.

Hill & Smith Inc. headquartered in Columbus, Ohio was formed in 2008. The first of several planned American manufactured products at Hill & Smith Inc. was Zoneguard®, a portable steel barrier system capable of redirecting motor vehicles back to the roadway and thus protecting work zones and/or potential hazards from errant vehicles. While portable steel crash barriers had been used for decades throughout Europe, this innovative design was new to American highways. Zoneguard® underwent extensive crash testing to meet the Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) 2009 requirements in the US and received Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) eligibility for use on the National Highway Systems.

In 2018 Hill & Smith Inc. acquired Work Area Protection in 2018, one of the largest and most respected manufacturers of temporary traffic control devices and innovative safety solutions worldwide, Hill & Smith’s portfolio has grown to include a much more diverse group of products such as Smart Cushion® crash attenuator, Smart Work Zone Systems, and Work Zone Safety essential products.

Now with several manufacturing locations across the United States, Hill & Smith Inc. is dedicated to advancing Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, and ITS|Smart Work Zones nationwide. More than ever, we are committed to the innovation and development of 21st century technologies meeting the needs of our customers and making work zones safer for all roadside workers and motorists today and into the future.

OUR Mission

We design, manufacture and market products, services, and software.

We make premium quality intelligent highway safety systems and autonomous solutions that evolve with our customers’ needs. We create value for our stakeholders including our employees, customers, and shareholders.

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We’re Hiring!

Hill & Smith Inc. is always looking for positive, motivated people to come join our team!
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