FSTR L.B. Foster

Filed: 15 Feb 21, 7:00pm

Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) February 16, 2021
L.B. Foster Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
415 Holiday Drive, Suite 100,15220
Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania(Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)

(412) 928-3400
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, Par Value $0.01FSTRNASDAQ Global Select Market

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Item 8.01    Other Events
L.B. Foster Company (the “Company”) announced on February 16, 2021 several changes to its global business segment reporting structure. The Company’s recent moves are designed to consolidate and better align the organization with future growth strategies.
L.B. Foster’s business portfolio and external business segment reporting structure will be consolidated into two primary segments: Rail Technologies and Services and Infrastructure Solutions. The Rail Technologies and Services segment will consist of businesses previously positioned within the Rail Products and Services segment. The Infrastructure Solutions segment will combine all businesses previously within the legacy Construction Products and Tubular and Energy Services segments. Each segment will report to a business line executive that will have responsibility for the segment’s performance.
In the Rail Technologies and Services segment, the Company has increased its emphasis in developing technology to support new products and services and deliver real benefits to customers with improved efficiency, reduced disruptions, improved passenger comfort and information, and enhanced safety. Core track products are being re-imagined, redesigned, and improved with respect to resiliency and concerns around noise, vibration, and exposure to tough environmental conditions. Leveraging these technologies across new and existing products and geographic markets is a cornerstone of this segment’s growth strategy.
Infrastructure Solutions is positioned to benefit from anticipated investment in a wide range of infrastructure needs including solutions that support transportation, energy, and general infrastructure projects. Growth opportunities exist in several areas across this segment as customers seek partners with unique capabilities to solve problems with a cost effective, innovative approach. This segment provides custom engineered solutions tailored to customer specifications often supporting highly complex projects. Engineering and construction firms and general contractors look to L.B. Foster Infrastructure Solutions for design and application engineering help when addressing needs across highway, bridge, ports, railways, heavy civil, marine, water and storm water, agricultural, commercial, and residential projects. The Company intends to leverage its unique capabilities using fabricated steel, precast concrete, and other systems and services from facilities that commonly manage complex projects.
Included are restated results for 2018, 2019, and the first nine months ended September 30, 2020 to reflect the change in reporting segments.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020
Prior Segment StructureNew Segment Structure
Rail Products and ServicesConstruction Products
Tubular and Energy Services1
Rail Technologies and ServicesInfrastructure Solutions
Net Sales$209,131 $108,925 $63,779 $209,131 $172,704 
Gross Profit40,470 15,964 16,887 40,470 32,851 
Gross Profit Percentage19.4 %14.7 %26.5 %19.4 %19.0 %
Segment Profit10,729 1,623 7,213 10,729 8,836 
Segment Profit Percentage5.1 %1.5 %11.3 %5.1 %5.1 %
Year Ended December 31, 2019Year Ended December 31, 2019
Prior Segment StructureNew Segment Structure
Rail Products and ServicesConstruction Products
Tubular and Energy Services1
Rail Technologies and ServicesInfrastructure Solutions
Net Sales$321,808 $182,486 $112,134 $321,808 $294,620 
Gross Profit63,667 25,501 31,770 63,667 57,271 
Gross Profit Percentage19.8 %14.0 %28.3 %19.8 %19.4 %
Segment Profit19,641 5,726 17,889 19,641 23,615 
Segment Profit Percentage6.1 %3.1 %16.0 %6.1 %8.0 %
Year Ended December 31, 2018Year Ended December 31, 2018
Prior Segment StructureNew Segment Structure
Rail Products and ServicesConstruction Products
Tubular and Energy Services1
Rail Technologies and ServicesInfrastructure Solutions
Net Sales$319,524 $158,653 $102,887 $319,524 $261,540 
Gross Profit62,307 22,899 28,262 62,307 51,161 
Gross Profit Percentage19.5 %14.4 %27.5 %19.5 %19.6 %
Segment Profit19,468 6,798 14,789 19,468 21,587 
Segment Profit Percentage6.1 %4.3 %14.4 %6.1 %8.3 %
1 Tubular and Energy Services excludes the results of Test and Inspection Services as a result of the September 4, 2020 sale of the business. Results of Test and Inspection Services are included in discontinued operations.

Item 9.01     Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)    Exhibits

See Exhibit Index below.

Exhibit Index
Exhibit NumberDescription
*104Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

*Exhibits marked with an asterisk are filed herewith.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:February 16, 2021 /s/ James M. Kempton
James M. Kempton
Corporate Controller and
Principal Accounting Officer