Friday, August 14, 2009

L.B. Foster supplies rail for Texas transit project

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Under a $7.6 million contract, L.B. Foster Co. has supplied 115-pound rail for the 21-mile A-Train line linking Denton and Carrollton, Tex. The Pittsburgh-based company shipped 4,599 tons of 1,600-foot welded rail and 573 tons of 80-foot stick rail to the North Texas Rail Group, a joint venture between Herzog Contracting Corp. and Archer Western Contractors.

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"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.

"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 was delivered Aug.1.

L.B. Foster has a fleet of company-owned weld trains to best manage the shipment and unloading of continuously welded rail.