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With over 40 years of industry experience and expertise, L.B. Foster Rail Technologies is recognized as the global leader in friction management at the wheel/rail interface. We leverage our core values of integrity, innovation, and teamwork to bring complete solutions to rail operators around the world.

L.B. Foster has been providing trackside and mobile friction management solutions since the late 1980's, and solutions to the railway industry since the company was founded in 1902. The Friction Management group has a global footprint, with offices in the United States, Canada, the UK, Germany, and China.

Formerly operating under Kelsan Technologies and Portec Rail Products, the unified Friction Management group under L.B. Foster remains committed to delivering innovative solutions that meet your unique requirements. All our products and solutions are backed by an extensive library of scientific studies and peer-reviewed papers, and we leverage this knowledge to deliver friction management solutions with integrity and proven results.

We find the best outcomes are achieved in a collaborative environment that focuses on teamwork and respect. Our team of dedicated specialists is ready to work with you to systematically assess, implement, and maintain your friction management program. We’re here to help you meet your goals

Latest News

Taking a look at how remote monitoring technology can help railroads maximize the benefits of their FM programs which simultaneously...

Leveraging IoT Technology to Optimize FM in Heavy Haul Track

RPM2.0, L.B. Foster’s next generation Remote Performance Monitoring (RPM) interface for trackside wheel/rail Friction Management...

RPM2.0 From L.B. Foster Is Here to Optimize Your Friction Management Program