PITTSBURGH, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh, PA-based L.B. Foster Company (NASDAQ: FSTR) has signed an agreement with AlumaBridge, LLC of Ann Arbor, MI to market AlumaBridge orthotropic bridge decking as the manufacturer's exclusive North American sales channel. The lightweight extruded deck panels are designed with a solid road surface to minimize tire noise, improve skid resistance and produce a smooth ride.
The deck incorporates a skid resistant epoxy bonded aggregate wearing surface to provide better ride quality than many alternative decking products. "This unique bridge material is ideal for weight-sensitive applications where material strength and fatigue resistance are critical," said Mike Riley, Sales and Marketing Manager, L.B. Foster Fabricated Bridge Products. "Our lightweight aluminum decking encourages cost-saving bridge rehabilitation, rather than replacement of the span," noted Greg Osberg, President and CEO, AlumaBridge, LLC.
Aluminum bridge deck sections minimize traffic interruption and improve installation time significantly over typical cast in place concrete bridge deck construction. The lightweight deck panels can be conveniently shipped by truck and arrive at the project site ready-to-install.
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, Europe and Asia. The Fabricated Bridge Products group of L.B. Foster has been a leading provider of structural steel, bridge decking and railing for the construction and rehabilitation of bridges, highways and buildings for more than 40 years. Visit our website for more information: www.lbfoster.com
L.B. Foster Company Sales and Media Contacts:
Mike Riley, Sale and Marketing Manager, L.B. Foster Fabricated Bridge Products
Jake Fuellhart, L.B. Foster Company Marketing Communications Manager
SOURCE L.B. Foster Company