PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14,
2012/PRNewswire/ -- L.B. Foster Company
(NASDAQ: FSTR) announced that it has been awarded a
contract by RailWorks Track Systems, Inc. to supply 11,000
of its CXT® Concrete Ties for the construction of an
unloading facility at the Tesoro oil products refinery in
The Tesoro Corporation refinery is at the western end of an
ambitious railway transport system that will include 800
tank cars carrying 40,000 barrels of crude oil each day
from Tesoro's Bakken Shaleoperations in
North Dakota. The concrete ties will support a
high-capacity rail unloading system capable of
accommodating four 110-car trains simultaneously.
"L.B. Foster has a long-standing and successful
relationship with the Tesoro project's contractor,
RailWorks. The Chehalis, Washingtontrack
construction company has installed CXT ties on many high
profile transit, mainline and industrial systems to
minimize life cycle expenses and assure high
performance," said Mark Hammons, L.B.
Foster National Sales Manager for CXT Concrete Ties.
The industrial ties are being manufactured with the rail
industry's most advanced concrete tie manufacturing
technology at L.B. Foster's Spokane,
Washingtonfacility. L.B. Foster operates two ISO
9001:2008 Certified concrete rail tie manufacturing
facilities that are strategically located to supply
projects throughout North Americawith concrete
ties for all rail applications. CXT Concrete Ties began
shipping to the jobsite from the Washington
Statetie plant by truck in May 2012.
The final delivery is scheduled to be completed before the
end of 2012.
About L.B. Foster Company
L.B. Foster Company is a leading manufacturer, fabricator
and distributor of products and services for the rail,
construction, energy and utility markets with locations in
North Americaand Europe. Please visit
our Website: www.lbfoster.com
CXT® is a Registered Trademark of L.B. Foster Company.
L.B. Foster Company Sales and Media Contacts: Mark Hammons, National Sales Manager, L.B.
Foster CXT® Concrete Ties