Wednesday, July 25, 2012

L.B. Foster gets Honolulu rail contract

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L.B. Foster Co. said Wednesday it has been awarded the company's largest rail products contract, valued at approximately $60 million, by contractor Kiewit/Kobayashi, a joint venture for the construction of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) passenger transit system in Hawaii.

L.B. Foster rail, concrete ties, direct fixation fasteners, third rail with accessories ,and special trackwork will be installed throughout the HART project's new elevated railway system and maintenance yard, the first major passenger rail transit project on the island of Oahu and in the state.

The company says it offered a comprehensive materials and logistics package that maximizes purchasing efficiencies and meets critical scheduling requirements for the HART project.

"Our company provided the highest quality and value offering, most comprehensive logistics package and the professional project management team necessary to successfully satisfy the requirements of such a large municipal project," noted company Vice President of Rail Product Sales Greg Lippard.

"Our L.B. Foster team has a long and successful relationship with Kiewit. We have worked closely with this leading contractor to provide quality products for signature projects throughout North America," said Hakan Eksi, general manager of L.B. Foster Transit Products.