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L.B. Foster Steel Pipe Coating Facility Adds Production Capacity

11/7/2013 - Pittsburgh, Pa.-based L.B. Foster Company announced the expansion of its steel pipe coating facility in Birmingham, Ala., to improve manufacturing through-put and increase production capacity.
The plant expansion was necessitated by major facility improvements underway at AMERICAN Steel Pipe, L.B. Foster's strategic partner. 
 
"Our plant upgrade will position L.B. Foster to meet the increased production needs required by AMERICAN," said Merry Brumbaugh, vice president, L.B. Foster Tubular Products.
 
L.B. Foster and AMERICAN Steel Pipe, a division of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company, each maintain state-of-the-art production facilities on the site of AMERICAN'S Birmingham operations. AMERICAN is increasing production capacity to nearly 700,000 tons annually and shortening manufacturing lead times for high quality steel pipe.
 
"We asked L.B. Foster to increase pipe coating capacity to accommodate the new world class production levels anticipated by AMERICAN's expansion," said Jon Noland, division sales manager, AMERICAN Steel Pipe.
 
L.B. Foster applies protective fusion bond epoxy and abrasion resistant coatings on 10.75" to 24" diameter ERW steel line pipe manufactured by AMERICAN Steel Pipe. The L.B. Foster coating plant is ISO 9001:2008 registered.
 

L.B. Foster Company is a manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of products and services for the rail, construction, energy and utility markets with locations in North America and Europe.