August 17, 2010

L.B. Foster unit to supply Calgary light rail project

CXT Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of L.B. Foster Co. of Pittsburgh, received a contract from the City of Calgary Light Rail Transit (LRT) to supply 14,500 CXT Concrete Ties and fastening systems for use in the construction of line extensions in the expansion of the system to the Northwest and Northeast of Calgary, Alberta.

CXT Concrete Ties began shipping for this project in June from L.B. Foster's Spokane, Wash., facility and will complete delivery by November 2010.

The company was also awarded a contract by general contractor SNC-Lavalin to supply 9,742 ties for use in the construction of Calgary's LRT extension in the western area of the city. This new five-mile transit line will travel from 69th Street SW to downtown.

"CXT worked closely with the city and their consultants over the years to maintain a concrete tie design that meets their unique specification," said Mark Hammons, national sales manager, L.B. Foster. The innovative design of CXT ties assures low maintenance and high durability during an extended life cycle, he said.

CXT Inc. has maintained a successful relationship with the City of Calgary since first becoming an approved product supplier to the city's light rail transit system in 1980, according to company officials. CXT Concrete Ties are installed throughout Calgary's light rail system.

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