PITTSBURGH, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L.B. Foster Company (" L.B. Foster", Nasdaq: FSTR) and Portec Rail Products, Inc. ("Portec", Nasdaq: PRPX) today announced the closing of an Asset Purchase Agreement ("APA") with Koppers, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. ("Koppers", NYSE: KOP). Koppers will purchase the assets of Portec's rail joint business primarily located at Portec's Huntington, WV Plant. Revenues for this business in 2010 are estimated at approximately $22 million.
According to Stan Hasselbusch, President & CEO of L.B. Foster, "We are happy to finalize this transaction with Koppers and complete our last step in the acquisition of Portec Rail Products, Inc."
About L.B. Foster Company
L.B. Foster is a leading manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of products and services for the rail, construction, energy and utility markets with approximately 30 locations throughout the United States. The Company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. Please visit our Website: www.lbfoster.com.About Portec Rail Products, Inc. Established in 1906, Portec serves both domestic and international rail markets by manufacturing, supplying and distributing a broad range of rail products, rail anchors, rail spikes, railway friction management products and systems, rail joints, railway wayside data collection and data management systems and freight car securement systems. Portec also manufactures material handling equipment for industries outside the rail transportation sector through its United Kingdom operation. Portec operates through its four global business segments: Railway Maintenance Products (Salient Systems), Shipping Systems, Portec Rail Nova Scotia Company in Canada (Kelsan friction management, rail anchor and spike products), and Portec Rail Products, Ltd. in the UK (material handling and Coronet Rail products). Portec Rail Products is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. Contact information: David Russo (412) 928-3450