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Supply Side: L.B. Foster, CRW

L.B. Foster Company (L.B. Foster) has entered a partnership with The FUCHS Lubricants Co. (FUCHS) to develop friction management products for the rail industry. Also, CRW Consulting & Distribution, LLC (CRW) announces acquisition of CCI Inspection Services Inc. (CCI).

(Photograph Courtesy of Omega Industries Inc.)
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Making the Grade

RAILWAY AGE DECEMBER 2022 ISSUE: How suppliers are ensuring that crossing surfaces withstand heavy rail and road traffic—and meet customer expectations.

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Hold On Tight!

RAILWAY AGE, OCTOBER 2022 ISSUE: Rail fastening system suppliers continue to find new ways to deliver a tight hold and longer track life, helping to ensure the safety of heavy-haul, high-speed passenger rail and transit applications across North America and beyond.

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L.B. Foster Expands Precast Concrete Business

L.B. Foster is expanding its precast concrete business. The company’s wholly owned subsidiary, CXT Incorporated, has acquired the operating assets of VanHooseCo Precase, LLC, a privately held business based in Loudon, Tenn.

L.B. Foster has sold its rail spike and anchor business.
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L.B. Foster Divests Track Components Business

L.B. Foster, a long-time supplier of rail spikes and anchors for the railroad industry, is selling this line of business, located in Quebec, Canada, to another Canadian company.

Pittsburgh, Pa.-based L.B. Foster has acquired Skratch Enterprises and Intelligent Video (IV), both headquartered in the U.K, to complement its work designing, developing, manufacturing and installing a range of mobile, wireless and digital customer information signage systems for use in railway stations and airports.
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Supply Side: L.B. Foster, Shuttlewagon

L.B. Foster Company has acquired digital system integrator Skratch Enterprises Ltd. and security and safety system developer Intelligent Video Ltd. Also, Wabtec’s Shuttlewagon has appointed a new dealer for its mobile railcar movers.

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Smoothing the Wheel/Rail Interface

RAILWAY AGE, JULY 2022 ISSUE: Reducing rail wear and mitigating noise in tight curves are among the benefits of lubrication and its high-tech equivalent, friction management.

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People News: L.B. Foster, WSP USA

Pittsburgh, Pa.-based L.B. Foster Company has appointed a new Board Chairman. Also, WSP USA has selected a leader for its Asset Management and Business Advisory group.

Mi-Jack Products has acquired Yardeye GmbH, a German automation, collision avoidance, and work-zone protection supplier for the port and rail container industries.
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Supply Side: Alliance Shippers/Carrier Transicold, Humatics/Hitachi, L.B. Foster, Mi-Jack/Yardeye

Alliance Shippers Inc. is outfitting its 53-foot trailers and intermodal containers with Carrier Transicold telematics. Also, Humatics, in partnership with Hitachi Rail STS, is a RailTech Technology & Design Innovation Award finalist for 2022; L.B. Foster has been awarded ISNetworld’s RAVS Plus® designation for safety practices; and Mi-Jack Products and Yardeye GmbH are merging their container handling businesses.

OMNI Products offers several grade crossing options—concrete, solid virgin rubber (pictured) and combo concrete/rubber.
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A Smooth One

RAILWAY AGE, DECEMBER 2021 ISSUE: High-tech solutions are helping railroads improve the rail/road interface.