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L.B. Foster’s UK Rail Products Facility Receives Specialized EN 15085-2 Welding Certification

Certification for Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components (CWRVC) Awarded to Sheffield Plant

Pittsburgh-based L.B. Foster Company (NASDAQ: FSTR) has received EN 15085-2 Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components Certification (CWRVC) for the company’s Sheffield rail products facility. This highly specialized welding standard, has been introduced in Europe to ensure uniformity of component integrity, and applies to the construction, manufacturing and testing of welded rail vehicles and components throughout the European Union.

“The EN 15085-2 Welding Certification recognizes our Sheffield team as a top manufacturer and centre of excellence, further reinforcing our position as a leading rail products company,” said Peter Jones, Managing Director of L.B. Foster Rail Technologies (UK) Ltd. This prestigious welding certification applies foremost to the manufacture of L.B. Foster’s on-board friction management hardware, including its catalogue of Kelsan ® LCF and HPF sticks. These easily installed friction management systems deliver field-proven benefits that can extend wheel/rail life by reducing fuel consumption, rolling contact fatigue and have positive effects on noise and vibration levels whilst simultaneously extending wheel and rail life, extending re-profiling regimes, and offering a clean and efficient system that is both easy to install and maintain.

The L.B. Foster Rail Technologies (UK) Ltd. plant, located in Sheffield, produces a wide range of products and services that manage friction at the wheel/rail interface. These innovative products utilize advanced technology to determine specific site application requirements and apply exacting amounts of friction modifiers to the gauge face/wheel flange or the top of the rail.

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