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415 Holiday Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15220

United States

Phone: 412-928-3400

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L.B. Foster Company operates as a manufacturer, fabricator, and distributor of products and services for the rail, construction, energy, and utility markets. Segments The company classifies its activities into three business segments: Rail Products, Construction Products, and Tubular Products. Rail Products This segment consists of manufacturing and distribution businesses that provide various products for railroads, transit authorities, industrial companies, and mining applications throughout North America and the United Kingdom. The company’s Rail Products segment has sales offices throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom and frequently bids on rail projects where it can offer products manufactured by it or sourced from various suppliers. The segment is composed of various business units: rail manufacturing and distribution, rail technology and concrete products. The rail manufacturing and distribution business sells heavy and light new and used (relay) rail mainly to transit authorities, industrial companies, and rail contractors for railroad sidings, plant trackage, and other carrier and material handling applications. Rail accessories include trackwork, track spikes, bolts, angle bars and other products required to install or maintain rail lines. These products are sold to railroads, rail contractors, industrial customers, and transit agencies and are manufactured by the company or purchased from other manufacturers. The company produces rail anchors and track spikes at its manufacturing plant in St. Jean, Quebec, primarily for the Canadian railroads with some export sales. Through its United Kingdom subsidiary, the company also designs and manufactures a line of rail joints, including the epoxy insulated rail joints, nylon-encapsulated insulated joints, and also distributes a complete line of track fasteners to the United Kingdom railways and to international customers. The company’s Allegheny Rail Products (ARP) division engineers and markets insulated rail joints and related accessories for the railroad and mass transit industries. The company’s Transit Products division supplies power rail, direct fixation fasteners, coverboards and special accessories primarily for mass transit systems. Most of these products are manufactured by subcontractors and are usually sold by sealed bid to transit authorities or to rail contractors worldwide. The company’s Trackwork division sells new and relay trackwork for industrial and export markets. L.B. Foster Rail Technologies, Corp. (Rail Technologies) engineers, manufactures and assembles friction management products, railway wayside data collection and management systems and related products. It also engineers and manufactures stick friction modifiers and related application systems. The company’s friction management division provides products and services that control the friction at the rail/wheel interface, helping to lower fuel usage and improve train-operating efficiency, extend the life of operating assets, such as rail and wheels, reduce track stresses and lower related maintenance and operating costs for customers. Friction management products include mobile and wayside application systems that distribute lubricants and solid and liquid friction modifiers. Friction management products also include various field service and support capabilities, including remote performance monitoring for wayside and mobile units. Friction management products are designed, engineered, manufactured and assembled in the United States and by certain wholly-owned subsidiaries located in Montreal, Quebec, and Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada and in Sheffield, United Kingdom. The Rail Technology business also manufactures various track component products at its manufacturing facilities in St. Jean, Quebec, Canada and the United Kingdom. In Canada, these products primarily include rail anchors and rail spikes, which are products that are used to secure rails to wooden ties to restrain the movement of the rail. These products are sold primarily to Canadian railroads, with some products exported to the United States and to other international cus

 

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