L.B. Foster Vancouver, BC Facility Receives IndustryWeek 2014 Best Plants Recognition

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pittsburgh, PA-based L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq:FSTR) announced today that its Rail Technologies plant in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada has been selected by IndustryWeek magazine for their 2014 Best Plants Award. The industry publication reported L.B. Foster's friction management products plant has been recognized for excellence in manufacturing.

IndustryWeek's recognition demonstrates L.B. Foster's ongoing commitment to continuous improvement in the workplace and sustained efforts to provide exceptional customer satisfaction. "Our employees have created a work environment in Vancouver where product quality excels and dedication to manufacturing excellence thrives," said Robert Bauer, L.B. Foster President and CEO.

"Our Vancouver Rail Technologies team manufactures the advanced rail products that have made L.B. Foster a worldwide leader in rail and wheel friction management," noted John Kasel, Senior Vice President, L.B. Foster Rail Business. "IndustryWeek has recognized our employees' commitment to produce quality rail equipment and consumables that meet the most ambitious performance objectives of our transit and freight customers."

The IndustryWeek Best Plants award program was established in 1990 to annually recognize North American plants for leading edge efforts to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction and create stimulating and rewarding work environments. L.B. Foster's Pueblo, CO rail products facility won the publication's 2011 award and the company has been chosen as a finalist for each of the last four years.

The magazine's top manufacturing plants were selected from an impressive list of finalists and awards will be presented to 2014 winners on May 4th in Charlotte, NC at the 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants conference. For additional information, visit www.industryweek.com.

About L.B. Foster Rail Technologies

L.B. Foster Rail Technologies has developed a wide range of proprietary systems and consumables to control friction between the wheel and rail for transit and freight rail applications. These friction management products and performance monitoring systems provide substantial cost benefits by maximizing equipment performance and minimizing wear at the wheel/rail interface.

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

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