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L.B. Foster Receives IndustryWeek 2011 Best Plant Recognition

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- L.B. Foster Company (NASDAQ: FSTR), headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, announced today that its Pueblo, CO rail products facility has been selected by IndustryWeek magazine as a finalist in their search for North America's top manufacturing plants. The publication's Website reported that the finalists for the 2011 Best Plants recognition for excellence in manufacturing included L.B. Foster's rail joints and bars facility. The Pueblo plant was chosen by IndustryWeek for demonstrating extraordinary continuous improvement in the workplace and sustained efforts to provide customer satisfaction.

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"IndustryWeek recognized our Pueblo employees' commitment to L.B. Foster's Continuous Improvement Initiatives. Our team's dedicated focus on safety, operational excellence and employee wellness has been noted by the plant's inclusion in this prestigious IndustryWeek list of leading companies," said Steve Burgess, L.B. Foster Director of Continuous Improvement.

"I congratulate Plant Manager Bart Peterson and our Pueblo team for this important recognition. Their successful efforts to establish operational efficiencies have created a world-class plant environment that increases our company's competitiveness," said Stan Hasselbusch, L.B. Foster President and CEO.

The L.B. Foster Rail Products facility manufactures insulated rail joints and epoxy bonded rail joint bars. The ISO 9001:2008 certified plant maintains an exceptional level of quality assurance and an ongoing dedication to customer satisfaction. 

Participation requests for inclusion in the 2011 Best Plants Awards were solicited from companies throughout North America. The annual IndustryWeek Best Plants competition assesses operational functions in a wide range of performance categories across all manufacturing areas and recognizes their excellence. The top manufacturing plants will be chosen from the impressive list of finalists to receive a 2011 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award this Fall. L.B. Foster's Pueblo, CO facility is currently being evaluated for this honor.

The complete list of finalist can be found here: http://www.industryweek.com/articles/industryweek_selects_2011_best_plants_finalists_25546.aspx?ShowAll=1

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. Please visit our Website: www.lbfoster.com

L.B. Foster Company Media Contact: Jake Fuellhart, Marketing Communications Manager, Corporate Marketing 412.928.5645 jfuellhart@lbfoster.com

SOURCE L.B. Foster Company

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