Tuesday, January 17, 2012

L.B. Foster supplies materials for industrial line

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L.B. Foster Co. is delivering rail and trackwork products valued at $3.4 million for the construction of 8.5 miles of track at the new Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes Star Steel pipe mill in Youngstown, Ohio. The contractor is Wintrow Construction of Barberton, Ohio.


The new 15-pound continuous welded rail was produced by Steel Dynamics, Inc at Columbia City, Ind.. SDI welded 240-foot rail sections into 1,600-foot strings and loaded them onto an L.B. Foster work train for delivery to the project site. 


The new rail line will provide mainline access and in-plant transportation for seamless steel pipe at the Youngstown mill. Vallourec & Mannesmann is building the facility to meet the growing demand for small diameter oil country tubular goods resulting from the increase in drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region.