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.

Custom Control Panels

At John Henry Foster, we will design and fabricate control panels and automation systems for any application in any industry. We’ll partner with you to understand your control needs and keep you in the loop- from concept to creation- to ensure we are creating a panel or system that fits your unique specifications. From design and fabrication to installation, testing and documentation, we will help ensure optimal performance of your operating system.

Why JHF Controls and Automation?

  • Increase Customer Efficiency and Productivity
  • Improved Quality of Output through Automation of Processes
  • Reduce Waste and Scrap
  • Increase Process Up-Time
  • Well Documented, Aesthetically Pleasing, and Easy to Troubleshoot in the Field
  • All Electrical Motor Control Panels built to NFPA 79 and UL Specifications with Safety in Mind
  • Operator Friendly Motor Control Panels

Control and Automation Capabilities

  • Engineer, Design And Fabricate A Solution Based On Your Specifications/Process/Sequence Of
  • Retrofit An Existing Motor Control Panel Or Automation System
  • Quick Quote Response And Delivery Based On Your Needs
  • Complete Electrical Control System Start-Up Capabilities
  • Compressed Air System Controls
  • Variable Speed AC/DC Drive Control Panels And Systems
  • PLC Control Panels And Systems
  • Custom Electric Motor Control Centers
  • Combination Electrical Motor Starter Panels And Systems
  • Man-Machine Interface Control Systems
  • Process Control Systems

Industries We Serve

  • Material Handling Electrical Control Panels
  • HVAC Fan and Pump Control Panels
  • Food Processing Control Panels
  • Pump Control Panels & Systems
  • Metal Forming Control Panels
  • Plastics Extrusion Control Panels & System
  • PLC, Data Acquisition Control Systems
  • Municipal Motor Control Panels
  • Government/Military Electrical Control Systems
  • Hydraulic/Pneumatic Control Systems
  • Crane Electrical Control Panels
  • Feed to Length Electrical Control Panels Systems
  • Crushers/Pulverizers Control Panels
  • Punch Press Control Panels & Systems
  • Lift Station Control Panels
  • Industrial Process Control Panels
  • Turnkey Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Electrical Controls
  • Automotive
  • Paper and Pulp
  • Custom Integrated-PLC-Based, Control and Data Acquisition Systems
  • Appliance
  • Lumber and Wood Processing
  • Compliance with Your Specifications
  • Food and Beverage
  • Plant Automation
  • Custom Designed Control Panels
  • Animal Feed Processing  
  • Materials Recycling
  • Project Management
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Materials Handling
  • Creative Engineered Solutions
  • Automated Welding
  • Discrete Part Assembly
  • Custom Software Development
  • Blending Rubber and Plastics
  • Stone Glass
  • Custom System Diagnostics
  • Customized Testing

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