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L.B. Foster wins $7.6-million Denton County rail contract

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L.B. Foster Company has been awarded a $7.6 million contract for 115-pound rail for installation on the 21-mile A-Train transit project linking Denton and Carrollton, Texas. Shipments of 4,599 tons of 1,600-ft welded rail and 573 tons of 80-ft stick rail were delivered to the North Texas Rail Group, a contractor joint venture between Herzog Contracting Corporation and Archer Western Contractors.  

"Our L.B. Foster
Rail Products estimating and project management teams fast-tracked the
contract, manufacturing and delivery to meet a critical construction
schedule," said Greg Lippard, L.B. Foster Rail Products Vice President.


The first shipment
totaling 3,066 tons of welded 115-pound rail was delivered by L.B. Foster’s
company-owned weld trains and unloaded July 1, 2009.


"Coordinating this
shipment on our weld trains helped to expedite the delivery and meet the
contractors’ tight project schedule," said Dennis Bachtel, L.B. Foster
Rail Products Western Sales Manager. The final shipment of 1,533 tons of welded
rail was delivered and unloaded August 1, 2009.


L.B. Foster owns a fleet of
company-owned weld trains to best manage the shipment and unloading of
continuously welded rail.

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