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Optimizing friction management
Suppliers are implementing technology advancements that ensure friction management isn’t a drag.
L.B. Foster acquires TEW Engineering Ltd.
L.B. Foster Company has acquired TEW Engineering Ltd. of Nottingham, U.K., a 100-year-old engineering firm that designs, manufactures, and supports such applications as control panels, mimic diagrams, dynamic displays, passenger…
L.B. Foster to acquire Balfour Beatty unit
L.B. Foster Co. announced on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, an agreement to acquire the railroad tuning unit, FWO, of Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH. The German business provides track lubrication and switch roller…
What’s the rub?
An optimal friction management program can go a long way toward reducing the stress state of the railroad.
Fastening system developments are ensuring track integrity, as more is demanded of rail infrastructure. Market growth for fastening systems continues to see a push from heavier and more frequent loads,…
L.B. Foster announces appointments in global sales and product management
As a part of ongoing efforts by L.B. Foster “to create a more customer centered organization” in its global Rail Business, the company has added sales staff and product management…
Better 2Q for L.B. Foster in 2013
L.B. Foster reported second-quarter net income of $7.3 million, or 71 cents per share, comparing favorably with a net loss of $2 million, or 20 cents per share, in the…
Cross-country or crosstown, crossties mark the way
As old rights-of-way expand or are rehabilitated—and as new rail transit routes are created and extended—the growing demand for crossties will have to serve a more diverse marketplace.
L.B. Foster key supplier for San Francisco transit hub excavation
L.B. Foster Company has completed delivery of approximately 2,600 tons of 36-inch-diameter steel pipe to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. for use as lateral shoring struts in the excavation of San…
UP, L.B. Foster extend crosstie contract
L.B. Foster and Union Pacific have agreed on a multiyear extension of a contract for the supply of prestressed concrete ties from the supplier's Tucson, Ariz., facility. The previous contract was set…
L.B. Foster rebrands subsidiaries
L.B. Foster Co. announced Wednesday it is "changing the names of several of its subsidiary companies acquired from Portec Rail Products, Inc. to L.B. Foster Rail Technologies to more accurately…
Glide path to efficiency
Friction modification has morphed from art to science. Suppliers are spending a lot of time in the lab developing and testing products for proper lubricity, and that can withstand the…
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