Great Products Build Great Businesses

Since 1944, we have been helping our customers minimize production interruptions and maximize efficiency with the same care and expertise as if it were our own business.

Producing high-quality products and services is challenging and we know how hard it can be to find someone else who wants your business to succeed as much as you do. With industry-respected brands, $8 million of ready-to-ship components and assemblies and 24/7 support, we have the products to keep your business moving forward.

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Find Your Sales Representative

The John Henry Foster Company is a full-line fluid power distributor with territories covering parts of Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky and is the Midwest leader in fluid power sales. We have sales representatives stationed throughout our territory who can visit your site and provide hands-on attention to better meet your fluids power needs.

Compressed Air Equipment Sales

Compressors & Equipment- There are many options to consider when deciding on a provider for your compressed air equipment. We’ll work with you to understand your application and help you choose the best equipment for your job. Representing only the best manufacturers on the market, such as Ingersoll Rand, we’ll ensure you have access to the highest quality products. Your compressed air investment is one less thing you have to worry about when you rely on our expertise and our complete line of the best air compressor equipment on the market. John Henry Foster is the Midwest’s leading, full-service compressed air distributor and service provider. When your application demands rugged reliability and dependable air, let JHF help you choose the right compressor for the job. Shop OnlineJHF Earns Top Distributor Award

Rotary Screw

Rotary Screw Compressors offer ultimate productivity and maximum efficiency for industrial applications. With stock of the the widest range of reliable, small to large rotary screw compressors and systems, we have the compressor you need.

Small Rotary

  • 5-50 HP
  • 14.3 – 208 ACFM @ 125 PSI
  • Tank & Base-Mounted
  • Single & Three Phase Available (on select models)

Medium to Large Rotary

  • 50-500 HP
  • 172 – 2600 cfm
  • Maximum 200 PSI
  • Fixed and Variable Speed
  • Single and two-stage
  • Air or Water-Cooled
  • Single & Three Phase Available (on select models)

Centrifugal Compressors

Ingersoll Rand’s recent acquisition of the Centrifugal Compression Division from Cameron International has allowed JHF to broaden our product portfolio. In addition to the Centac brand, we now carry TURBO-AIR and MSG compressors- complimenting the current Centac product offering and covering higher pressure, higher flow, and process gas compression applications as well.

Centac Compressors

  • 250-4,500 kW (350-6,000 hp)
  • 3.5-10.3 bar g (125-190 psig)
  • 45-800 m3/min (1,600-28,000 cfm)
  • Low Pressure
  • High Pressure
  • Engineered Centrifugal Air Compressors

TURBO-AIR Compressors

  • 90-4,200 kW (125-5,650 hp)
  • 3.5-42 bar g (50-610 psig)
  • 15-525 m3/min (500-18,500 cfm)
  • TURBO-GAS Compressors Available

MSG Air & Gas Compressors

  • Flows from 70 to 3800 m3/min (2500 to 135,000 CFM)
  • Input capacity to over 18,650 kW (25,000 hp)
  • Discharge pressures to 100 barg (1450 psig)
  • Gas Compressor Applications
  • Engineered Air Applications


When your application or industry calls for oil-free products, we have the products and technologies to match your needs. Whether you require large volumes of flow or fluctuating demands, we will help you choose the best oil-free solution.

  • 1-500 HP
  • 3-100 SCFM (@100psi)
  • Bare Pumps
  • Enclosed and Open Systems
  • Simplex-Octaplex Systems
  • Enclosed Oil-Less Scroll
  • Oil-less Reciprocating Piston
  • Open Oil-less Scroll
  • Variable or Fixed Speed
  • Oil-less Rotary


For a dependable performance and durability, reciprocating compressor packages are perfect for any commercial, automotive and industrial applications. And with a wide selection and available stock, JHF has the compressor you need, when you need it.

  • 3-20 HP
  • Single or Two-Stage
  • Electric or Gas
  • Bare Pump (compressor only), Simplex or Duplex (base or tank-mounted)
  • Oil-Injected
  • Oil-less
  • High Pressure Available

Vacuum Pumps & Blowers

When your application calls for high-volume, continuous, non-pulsating air, you can rely on our full-line of vacuum pumps, blowers and complete systems.


  • Regenerative
  • Rotary Screw
  • Centrifugal
  • Positive Displacement

Vacuum Pumps

  • Rotary Vane
  • Piston
  • Rocking Piston
  • Diaphragm

Compressed Air Treatment

Properly treated air, along with the right air dryer, will improve your system’s air quality, productivity and efficiency. Let us help you choose the appropriate air treatment equipment and ensure you’re buying the highest quality components for the highest quality air.

Air Dryers

  • Refrigerated
  • Heatless Desiccant
  • Heated Desiccant
  • Heat of Compression
  • Membrane
  • Point-of-Use

Filtration & FRLs

  • Coalescing
  • Particulate
  • Carbon
  • Silicone Free
  • Mist Eliminator
  • Sterile
  • Lubricators
  • Regulators

Compressed Air Accessories

  • Air Compressor Start-up kits & Lubricants
  • Auto Drains & Condensate Drains
  • Oil-Water Separators
  • Air Piping
  • Air Receivers
  • Air Hoses
  • Flow Controllers
  • Safety Valves
  • Ball Valves
  • Vibration Control
  • Pressure Gauges

Compressed Air Tanks & Receivers

For a wide selection of air storage receivers, call us. Every tank supplied is ASME coded and National Board registered. We offer both standard and custom horizontal or vertical designs for any application.

  • Air Receivers
  • Air Tank Systems
  • Vacuum Receivers
  • Vertical
  • Horizontal
  • Custom
  • ASME Coded

Compressed Air Tools

  • Impact tools
  • Hoists
  • Grinders
  • Sanders
  • Fastening tools
  • And many more!