L.B. Foster Installs New Blastec® Machine for Structural Steel Fabrication

Company expects to increase production efficiency at Georgetown, MA plant

newsL.B. Foster Precise Structural Products recently installed a new 8-wheel Blastec® machine in their Georgetown, MA facility. “This state-of-the-art equipment was purchased to improve production rates and overall product quality in their blast and paint process by boosting line speeds and increasing machine reliability and performance,” said Don Foster, Senior Vice President, Construction Products.

According to Jack Klimp, General Manager of Precise Structural Products, “The new equipment provides a consistent, high quality surface preparation. As a structural steel fabrication industry leader, we now have a more effective way to prepare the steel for the highly sophisticated three-coat paint systems that engineers specify today. And we have virtually eliminated the maintenance issues that we had with our older equipment.”

The company’s Georgetown facility is AISC certified and specializes in the fabrication of structural steel for the bridge and buildings markets.

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