PITTSBURGH, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- L.B. Foster Company (NASDAQ: FSTR) of Pittsburgh, PA, is relocating its Threaded Products unit from Houston to a new manufacturing facility in Magnolia, Texas. This innovative plant will utilize advanced technology threading and conveyance equipment to increase production capacity and improve delivery scheduling. The Magnolia facility expands L.B. Foster's ability to meet agricultural, municipal and industrial water well needs with quality water system tubular products and services. The new plant will also extend operating hours to better service existing and new regional markets.
The facility was designed from the ground up to incorporate robotic equipment in a single flow manufacturing line that fully expedites the movement of water system pipe through advanced threading processes. The use of new Okuma robotic threading equipment will assure the production of threaded pipe column that meets the most exacting client specifications. "Our new robotics uses advanced technology to assure exacting specs are met to provide perfect matchup," said Tim Chiasson, General Manager, Plant Operations, L.B. Foster Tubular Products.
The new threaded products plant is strategically located adjacent to L.B. Foster's joint venture operation, LB Pipe & Coupling Products, LLC. The site also includes additional acreage for the storage and staging of pre-purchased inventory to accommodate Just-in-Time delivery to jobsites nationwide. The facility replaces L.B. Foster's Langfield Road site in Houston which began operations in 1963. The new plant is located north of Houston at 21270 FM 1488 in Magnolia, Texas. It is managed by L.B. Foster Threaded Products within the L.B. Foster Tubular Products Group.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. L.B. Foster Company Contacts: Tim Chiasson, General Manager, Plant Operations, L.B. Foster Tubular Products205-252-3490 firstname.lastname@example.org Jake Fuellhart, Marketing Communications Manager, Corporate Marketing412.928.5645 email@example.com SOURCE L.B. Foster Company