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L.B. Foster Provides 11,000 CXT Concrete Ties for Tesoro Refinery

CXT Industrial Ties Installed at High-Capacity Tank Car Unloading Facility

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14, 2012 -- 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 Anacortes, Washington.

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 Shale operations 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, Washington track 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, Washington facility. L.B. Foster operates two ISO 9001:2008 Certified concrete rail tie manufacturing facilities that are strategically located to supply projects throughout North America with concrete ties for all rail applications. CXT Concrete Ties began shipping to the jobsite from the Washington State tie plant by truck in May 2012. The final delivery is scheduled to be completed before the end of 2012.

L.B. Foster Supplying 24,000 CXT Concrete Ties for Calgary Transit Extension

Innovative CXT Tie Design Meets Calgary LRT's High Durability Specifications

PITTSBURGH, Aug 13, 2010 --  CXT, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR) of Pittsburgh, PA has been awarded a contract by City of Calgary Light Rail Transit (LRT) to supply 14,500 CXT Concrete Ties and fastening systems for use in the construction of line extensions to expand the system to the Northwest and Northeast of Calgary, Alberta. CXT Concrete Ties began shipping for this project in June from L.B. Foster's Spokane, WA facility and will complete delivery by November 2010.

CXT was also awarded a contract by general contractor SNC-Lavalin to supply 9,742 ties for use in the construction of Calgary's LRT extension in the western area of the city. This new five mile transit line will travel from 69th Street SW to downtown.

The City of Calgary has experienced a measurable life cycle cost advantage with CXT Concrete Ties and depends on the tie manufacturer for the engineering and customer service required to deliver this quality product. "CXT worked closely with the city and their consultants over the years to maintain a concrete tie design that meets their unique specification," said Mark Hammons, National Sales Manager, L.B. Foster. The innovative design of CXT ties assures low maintenance and high durability during an extended life cycle. "Our concrete ties are designed and manufactured to the rail industry's highest standards in ISO and PCI Certified facilities in Spokane, WA, Tucson, AZ and Grand Island, NE," noted Vince Petersen, Design Engineer, L.B. Foster.

CXT, Inc. has maintained a successful relationship with the City of Calgary since first becoming an approved product supplier to the city's light rail transit system in 1980. CXT Concrete Ties are installed throughout Calgary's light rail system.


Longview, WA Facility Specifies CXT® Concrete Ties for High Capacity Rail Unloading System

SPOKANE, Wash., Jan 28, 2010 -- CXT, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR), has been awarded a contract by West Rail Construction to supply 23,000 concrete rail ties for the unloading system at EGT's Columbia River Grain Terminal. CXT plans to start shipment of ties from its Spokane manufacturing plant to the new Longview, WA riverside facility in February 2010.

CXT Concrete Ties will support a high capacity rail unloading system capable of accommodating up to four 110-car trains simultaneously. The terminal will include an additional industrial rail system for unloading barges at the docks of the Columbia River facility. "We are proud to be an important part of the first export terminal built in the U.S. in more than 20 years," said Mark Hammons, National Sales Manager, L.B. Foster.

The innovative design of CXT Concrete Ties will assure low maintenance and enhanced durability during an extended life cycle. "Concrete ties have a great life cycle cost advantage over wood and steel ties. The savings begin with lower labor expense during installation and the reduced number of concrete ties required to build track," noted Michael Sands, West Rail Construction President.

EGT is a joint venture of Bunge North America, ITOCHU and STX Pan Ocean. Up to eight million tons of grains, oilseeds and protein meals could begin shipping annually from the Columbia River facility to Asia in the Fall of 2011.