L.B. Foster Awarded $7.6 Million Denton County Transportation Authority Rail Contract

August 14, 2009

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR) of Pittsburgh, PA has been awarded a $7.6 million contract for 115# rail for installation on the 21 mile A-Train transit project linking Denton and Carrollton, TX. Shipments of 4599 tons of 1600ft welded rail and 573 tons of 80ft stick rail were delivered to the North Texas Rail Group, a contractor joint venture between Herzog Contracting Corporation and Archer Western Contractors. “Our L.B. Foster Rail Products estimating and project management teams fast-tracked the contract, manufacturing and delivery to meet a critical construction schedule,” said Greg Lippard, L.B. Foster Rail Products Vice President.

The first shipment totaling 3066 tons of welded 115# rail was delivered by L.B. Foster’s company-owned weld trains and unloaded July 1, 2009. “Coordinating this shipment on our weld trains helped to expedite the delivery and meet the contractors’ tight project schedule,” said Dennis Bachtel, L.B. Foster Rail Products Western Sales Manager. The final shipment of 1533 tons of welded rail was delivered and unloaded August 1, 2009.

L.B. Foster owns a fleet of company-owned weld trains to best manage the shipment and unloading of continuously welded rail. The 107 year old firm is a market leader in the manufacture and distribution of quality rail products for freight, passenger and industrial rail systems. L.B. Foster can ship product from convenient locations throughout North America.

About L.B. Foster Rail Products

L.B. Foster Rail Products offers new rail and accessories, used rail (relay rail), crane rail, direct fixation fastener systems, conductor rail systems, rail boot systems, two-block tie systems, insulated rail joints, rail lubrication systems, trackwork materials, rapid response/emergency track panels and experienced professional rail project management services.

About L.B. Foster Company

L.B. Foster Company is a leading manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of products for rail, construction, utility and energy industries. website: www.lbfoster.com

    L.B. Foster Company media contact:

    Dennis Bachtel, L.B. Foster Rail Products Western Region Sales Manager
    510.471.9840 dbachtel@lbfosterco.com

    Jake Fuellhart, L.B. Foster Marketing Communications Manager
    412.928.5645 jfuellhart@lbfosterco.com

SOURCE L.B. Foster Company

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