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Donald Foster to retire from L.B. Foster

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NEW YORK — Donald L. Foster will retire as senior vice president of L.B. Foster Co.’s construction products group June 20 after a 35-year career in the steel industry.

"Don has decided to retire in June of this year after a 10-year career with the company. On behalf of the entire management team and the board of directors, I want to express our sincere appreciation to Don for the contribution he has made," president and chief executive officer Robert P. Bauer said in a statement.

"We have been blessed to be a part of this nation’s key infrastructure projects, including the recent widening of the Panama Canal, the rebuilding of New Orleans and the restoration of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges while working with L.B. Foster. We are proud of the multiple revenue and pretax income records generated by our construction team," Foster told AMM via e-mail.

Prior to joining the Pittsburgh-based distributor and fabricator, Foster was president of MetalsBridge LLC and previously held a variety of positions at U.S. Steel Corp., including vice president and president of United States Steel International Inc.

"With a positive market outlook and an ever-improving business climate, Don has felt that this is the right time for a management transition and for his family to begin the next chapter of their life. This decision caps off a 35-year career in which Don has become well known and respected in the industry," Bauer said.

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