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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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.

About John Henry Foster Company

Since 1944, we have been helping you solve problems, making it easier for you to do business, and doing it all with more expertise and a personal touch.

Our founder, John Henry Foster, started as a traveling manufacturing representative, selling pneumatic equipment out of the back of his Airstream trailer. With unmatched service, expertise and quality products, John Henry built a strong foundation for the organization that stands, today.

Although times have changed, and our business has grown, we still follow John Henry’s philosophy- “…take care of the business and the business will take care of you.” With over 160 employee-owners, industry-trusted supplier partners, and a strong loyalty to our customers, we continue to provide quality products, expertise, convenience, and service that exceeds your expectations.

To FOSTER passion and create opportunities for people to achieve the incredible.

Incredible things happen every day and we like to be a part of them. From our dedicated employees and their families to our amazing community and of course, our deserving customers- everything we do is for the people our organization impacts.

  • We build relationships, investing in one another.
  • We go one step further, embracing the chance to serve.
  • We empower people, giving them resources to thrive.
  • We solve the unsolvable, making the impossible possible.
  • We treat others with respect, seeking to understand.

Core Values

As our company family grows, we strive to continually develop our business strategy, our brand and especially our culture. We do this by focusing on the following core values to inspire action, integrity, teamwork and outstanding results.

  • Loyalty
  • Respect
  • Accountability to one another
  • Service to our Customers
  • Security
  • Integrity & Honesty
  • Trust
  • Excellence
  • Cooperation & Teamwork

Unmatched Expertise

  • Over 165 dedicated employee-owners
  • More than a century of combined design, electrical and hydraulic engineering expertise
  • 23 local, knowledgeable field sales experts
  • 16 Factory-trained field-service technicians with stocked vans and local warehouses
  • Focused Industrial Product Managers and Specialists
  • Shared commitment to excellence – ESOP

Cutting Edge Facility & Technology

  • 100,000 square foot facility
  • On-site Retail Store
  • 7-stall shipping & receiving dock
  • Tuxco Hydraulic cylinder repair machine
  • Custom Hydraulic Test Stands
  • (2) 5-ton Cranes
  • 575 square foot paint booth
  • Latest AutoCAD software
  • On-site ASME certified welder

Customized Products & Integrated Solutions

  • Pneumatic Solutions
  • Hydraulic Components and systems
  • Industrial Automation
  • Electric Drives & Controls
  • Compressed Air Solutions
  • Customized Hydraulic Power Units
  • Hose Assembly
  • Custom Assemblies
  • Aluminum Structural Framing
  • Material Handling
  • Industrial & Assembly Tools

Superior Service & Reliability

  • Compressed Air Service (All Brands)
  • Compressed Air Assessments/System Audits
  • In-Field Hydraulic Service
  • In-Shop Hydraulic Repair
  • Value Added Services
  • Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Tool & Hoist Repair (All Brands)
  • Preventative Maintenance Programs
  • Rental & Lease Programs
  • 24/7 Emergency Service & Support

Dependable & Available High-Quality Products

  • Industry-Respected Suppliers
  • Over $8 million of critical components, stocked
  • On-Site retail store for convenience
  • 24/7 Emergency support