L.B. Foster Rail Products Facility Receives IndustryWeek 2012 Best Plant Recognition Spokane, WA CXT Concrete Rail Tie Plant Chosen for Manufacturing Excellence

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh, PA-based L.B. Foster Company (NASDAQ: FSTR) announced that its CXT® Concrete Ties facility in Spokane, WA has been selected as a finalist in IndustryWeek magazine's annual 2012 Best Plants Award for Excellence in Manufacturing competition. The publication reported online that North American finalists for this important recognition included the Washington State rail products facility.

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The IndustryWeek announcement noted a dedication to continuous improvement and customer service in the high capacity concrete tie facility. "This is the second year in a row that IndustryWeek has recognized an L.B. Foster plant for our company's ongoing commitment to safety, operational excellence and employee wellness. Our Spokane team deserves its place on this prestigious list of North America's best managed manufacturing facilities," said Steve Burgess, L.B. Foster Director of Continuous Improvement.

The Spokane, WA plant employs the rail industry's most advanced concrete tie manufacturing technology and produces a full line of CXT branded concrete ties. The ISO 9001:2008 Certified facility is strategically located to supply projects throughout North America with CXT® concrete ties for all rail applications.

"My congratulations go out to Plant Manager, Tim Carden, and our entire Spokane team for this extraordinary recognition of their efforts in creating a successful world-class manufacturing facility," said Robert Bauer, L.B. Foster President and CEO.

Participation requests for inclusion in the 2012 Best Plants Awards were solicited from companies throughout North America. The annual IndustryWeek Best Plants competition assesses operational functions in a wide range of performance categories across all manufacturing areas and recognizes their excellence. The top manufacturing plants will be chosen from the list of finalists to receive a 2012 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award this Fall. L.B. Foster's Spokane, WA facility is currently being evaluated for this honor. The company's Pueblo, CO rail products manufacturing plant received the 2011 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award.

The complete list of finalist can be found here: http://www.industryweek.com/quality/2012-industryweeks-best-plants-finalists-named

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 America and Europe. Please visit our Website: www.lbfoster.com

CXT® is a Registered Trademark of L.B. Foster Company.

L.B. Foster Company Media Contact:
Jake Fuellhart, Marketing Communications Manager, Corporate Marketing
412.928.5645 jfuellhart@lbfoster.com

SOURCE L.B. Foster Company



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