John Henry Foster Acquires Farrar Pump and Machinery Company

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John Henry Foster Company (“JHF”) is excited to announce the acquisition of the assets of Farrar Pump and Machinery Company (“Farrar”). Incorporated in 1912, Farrar is the oldest and most experienced pump company in the area, with a business focused on industrial process pumps and equipment. This acquisition will expand John Henry Foster’s current fluid power and automation capabilities- allowing us to offer you comprehensive process solutions with a full line of industry leading pumps, filters, and valves as well as pump repair and system design support. 

New Product Offerings Include:

  • Diaphragm pumps
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Piston pumps
  • Vertical pumps
  • Drum pumps
  • Submersible pumps
  • Gear pumps
  • Metering pumps
  • Peristaltic pumps
  • Sanitary pumps
  • Filtration equipment
  • Valves

New Brand Offerings Include:

  • ARO
  • Gorman-Rupp
  • Tsurumi
  • Vertiflo
  • Gusher
  • Ampco
  • Lutz
  • March
  • CAT
  • AMT

As your Industrial Pump & Equipment provider, we also offer comprehensive services including system design support and 24/7 repair.

A message from Jerry Jokerst, owner of Farrar Pump and Machinery (“Farrar”) to their loyal customers:

"You have allowed us to become your trusted source for pump system engineering, problem solving, and personal customer service. We thank you for your support and fellowship over the years, and we feel that we are leaving you in great hands with JHF. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to combine forces with such a respected name in the industry."

Rich Gau, President and CEO of John Henry Foster added:

"Combining Farrar’s product lines, expertise, and reputation with JHF’s 100% employee-owned support team and commitment to local inventory will allow us to provide reliable, end-to-end pumping solutions for your industrial and mobile applications. John Henry Foster is now the Go-To resource for all your pumping needs! To ensure you receive exceptional personal touch and expertise from us, JHF welcomes several long-time Farrar employees to the team, who will continue to support our loyal customers with current and future applications."

For additional information, please contact JHF Customer Support at 314-427-0600 or email

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