PITTSBURGH, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh, PA-based L.B. Foster Company (NASDAQ: FSTR) announced that its Pueblo, Colorado rail products plant has been chosen by IndustryWeek magazine as one of ten North American manufacturing facilities to receive the publication's prestigious 2011 Best Plants Award. IndustryWeek's website reported L.B. Foster's rail joints and bars facility has been recognized for excellence in manufacturing. The magazine notes that the plant demonstrates extraordinary continuous improvement in the workplace and sustained efforts to provide customer satisfaction.
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"The IndustryWeek award recognizes our Pueblo facility as a world-class team dedicated to safety, operational excellence and employee wellness," said Steve Burgess, L.B. Foster Director of Continuous Improvement. "Our employees' commitment to the implementation of Continuous Improvement Initiatives has created a work environment where quality and competitiveness thrive."
"My congratulations and admiration go out to our Pueblo team for being recognized with this well deserved 2011 Best Plants Award. Their efforts to increase L.B. Foster's competitiveness have led to world-class operational efficiencies and leading-edge safety initiatives. Our Pueblo Rail Products plant has set the gold standard to which our entire company strives," said Stan Hasselbusch, L.B. Foster President and CEO.
"L.B. Foster was determined from day one that the Pueblo facility would foster the professional initiative of our company's greatest asset - our employees. Today, five years later, the members of our Pueblo team demonstrate their commitment to manufacturing excellence each and every day and I congratulate them for this prestigious recognition," noted John Kasel, L.B. Foster Senior Vice President, Operations & Manufacturing.
The L.B. Foster Rail Products facility in Pueblo, Colorado 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. A special report that includes a profile of this L.B. Foster facility appears in the January issue of IndustryWeek magazine.
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. Requests for inclusion in the 2011 Best Plants Awards were solicited from companies throughout North America. The annual IndustryWeek Best Plants competition assessed operational functions in a wide range of performance categories across all manufacturing areas. The top ten manufacturing plants were selected from an impressive list of finalists. The trophy will be presented to all 2011 winners at the 2012 IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference on April 24th at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The complete list of award winners can be found here: http://www.industryweek.com/articles/2011_iw_best_plants_winners_the_best_never_rest_26325.aspx
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:
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