Wednesday, September 02, 2009

L.B. Foster lands SEPTA yard track renewal project

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Pittsburgh-based L.B. Foster Co. has been awarded a $3.9 million contract for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Fern Rock Yard Track Renewal Project. SEPTA is proceeding with the project through the use of federal stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

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The company says New York-based contractor Railworks Track Systems, Inc. is replacing track and contact rail installations dating from 1928 in Fern Rock Yard, using a “wide range of transit products sourced from L.B. Foster.” L.B. Foster has begun delivery of new rail, trackwork turnouts, contact rail, coverboards, insulator assemblies, and bonded insulated joints to SEPTA yards in Philadelphia.

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"L.B. Foster relied on the industry-leading technical support and quality products of our Transit and Allegheny Rail Products team to meet the product requirements of this important project," says Rick Kilpatrick, L.B. Foster's Northeast District manager within the Rail Products Group.

Adds Hakan Eksi, general manager at L.B. Foster's Suwanee, Ga., transit manufacturing and research facilities, "Our transit product line has the depth to fulfill this wide ranging contract with a single source package."