L.B. Foster Receives Continuous Welded Rail Orders; Rail to be Used in Two California Transit Projects

PITTSBURGH — L.B. Foster Company said it has been awarded business in northern and southern California for continuous welded rail (CWR) for two transit projects.

They include the following:

— 1,812 tons of 136# New Rail for Caltrain, which will be used for future capital improvements on the 145-year-old railroad. Caltrain is owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board. Caltrain runs from San Francisco to San Jose, with commuter-hour service to Gilroy. Delivery of the CWR is to begin in the late third quarter of 2008.

— 1,813 tons of 136# New Rail for the Southern California Regional Rail Authority’s Metrolink Project in Los Angeles, CA to be used for future southern California transit expansions. Delivery of the CWR will be completed during the fourth quarter of 2008.

Commenting on these awards, Sam Fisher, Sr. Vice President, Rail Products said, “We continue to see public transit projects such as these move ahead in the West and we are aggressively pursuing them. And on awards such as these for CWR, we partner with key outside service companies to provide our customers with ready to install rail.”

Per Dennis Bachtel, West Coast Regional Sales Manager, “We were successful with both of these awards because of our intimate knowledge of the market and each agency. In addition, since we provide a turnkey supply solution — from material sourcing, to shipping, to unloading — that gives us a competitive advantage in the industry.”

L.B. Foster Company is a leading manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of products for rail, construction, utility and energy industries. Through Rail Products it serves customers in the transit, freight and industrial rail markets.

— PRNewswire-FirstCall