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John Henry Foster is a leading distributor of Fluid Power Components and Industrial Air Compressors, and has been for 75 years

John Henry Foster (JHF), Eagan, Minnesota, serves clients as a compressed air systems and fluid power distributor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and northern Iowa. We are known for providing mobile service, compressed air maintenance, and design of electro-pneumatic controls. Educational training and air system seminars are also offered. We provide both compressed air system and pneumatic automation components consultatively, allowing us to partner with both the supply and demand sides of compressed air systems.

  • JHF provides cutting-edge system integration
  • We utilize the latest compressed air technology and vacuum equipment
  • We perform energy-efficiency compressed air audits
  • We design air compressor controls
  • We provide piping design and installation
  • JHF performs compressor service and maintenance
  • A mobile vehicle service program is available – we come service you!
  • A large stock of compressor parts and inventory is available
  • We have over 150 years of service experience.
  • JHF offers educational training and air systems seminars in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and northern Iowa.
  • We offer onsite fluid power luncheons and pneumatic seminars (and provide lunch!)
  • We teach compressed air systems training seminars
  • We hold maintenance and service seminars for your employees!
  • JHF supplies compressed air rentals. We have a rental fleet of 16 electric compressors and vacuum pumps

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John Henry Foster is a leader in providing innovative solutions and consistent value to customers by bundling our services into a single point of contact.  JHF is one of very few firms in the country that is structured to work with both sides of compressed air and has since the firm’s beginnings.

JHF was one of the first distributors in the country involved in Air System Audits; we created and designed our own equipment, wrote analysis software and customized electronic control and monitoring equipment – another example of our innovation and resourceful approach.

We work with both ends of the compressed air system; the supply of air and the use of air.  Working with each touch point to find energy loss, JHF can determine corrective actions and opportunities on both the production floor and the compressor room.

John Henry Foster also brings this resourcefulness to our mobile service agreement program that differentiates us from other providers.  This service increases our market share by allowing our expertise to be brought directly to the customers’ air compressor rooms and plants, enabling us to deliver a short response time to problems, installation support, and preventative maintenance.  We are also providing a local presence to the communities that we serve.

The bottom line is John Henry Foster is your one-stop shop for your air preparation needs and can provide the entire compressed air line, expertise and service from start to finish.

To receive more information about our services, products or product literature, please call 800.582.5162 or email us.

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Awards

2012

  1. Xcel Energy: Exceptional Energy Efficiency Award
  2. Parker/Legris TransAir: Top Achievement In Sales
  3. TRD Manufacturing – Goal Achiever Award
  4. Zeks Excellence Award – Significant Performance and Dedication
  5. Ace Controls: Greatest Growth

2011

  1. Xcel Energy: Exceptional Energy Efficiency Award
  2. Zeks Excellence Award – Significant Performance and Dedication
  3. Parker/Legris TransAir Top Achievement in Sales
  4. Quincy – Highest Aftermarket Retention
  5. Quincy – Highest Market Share (Large Metro Area)
  6. Mead – New Business Award in Recognition of New Business Development
  7. Bimba: Manufacturing Trophy Winner

2010

  1. Xcel Energy: Exceptional Energy Efficiency Award
  2. TRD Manufacturing – Goal Achiever Award in Recognition of Accomplishments for Exceeding Company Expectations
  3. Bimba: Manufacturing Trophy Winner

2009

  1. BBB:  Highest accredited rating by the Better Business Bureau
  2. Xcel Energy: Exceptional Energy Efficiency Award
  3. Bimba: Manufacturing Trophy Winner
  4. Member of Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association

2008

  1. BBB:  Highest accredited rating by the Better Business Bureau
  2. TRD Manufacturing: Sales Goal Achiever
  3. Beach:  Top Five Distributor – Excellence in Quality, Sales, and Service
  4. CompAir: Star Achievement Award
  5. Bimba: Platinum FRL Distributor

2007

  1. BBB:  Member of Better Business Bureau
  2. Orion Award
  3. Beach:  Top Five Distributor – Excellence in Quality, Sales, and Service
  4. Quincy: Top 10 Distributor
  5. Bimba: Premier Distributor of outstanding sales and performance

2006

  1. Quincy:  Top Ten Distributor
  2. Ultra-Air:  Outstanding Sales Support with Ultra-Air Products
  3. Bimba:  Premier distributor of outstanding support of all products
  4. Bimba:  Highest Ultran Band Sales through Product Lifetime
  5. Bimba:  Most New Quotes Generated
  6. Bimba:  Bimba Premier Distributor
  7. Beach:  Top Five Distributor – Excellence in Quality, Sales, and Service
  8. Foster:  Top Five Distributor
  9. ESOP:  ESOP

2005

  1. Quincy:  Top Ten Distributor
  2. Ultra-Air:  Outstanding Sales Support with Ultra-Air Products
  3. Bimba:  Premier distributor of outstanding support of all products
  4. Beach:  Top Five Distributor – Excellence in Quality, Sales, and Service
  5. Freelin-Wade:  Outstanding Sales Achievement
  6. Elmo Rietschle:  Gold Award

2004

  1. Quincy:  Top Ten Distributor
  2. Zeks:  Sales Leadership Award
  3. Bimba:  Premier distributor of outstanding support of all products
  4. Freelin-Wade:  Outstanding Sales Achievement
  5. Thomas:  Silver Sales Achievement

2003

  1. Quincy:  Top Ten Distributor
  2. Bimba:  Outstanding Sales and Performance in 13 Categories
  3. Numatics:  Authorized Stocking Distributor

2002

  1. Quincy:  Top Ten Distributor
  2. Bimba:  Premier distributor of outstanding support of all products
  3. Domnick Hunter:  Partner Performance Award Goal Achievers
  4. Thomas:  Silver Sales Achievement
  5. Thomas:  Goal Buster 108% of Goal
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Looking for a career in Compressed Air Distribution and Fluid Power Industry?

JHF promotes a progressive culture by seeking opportunities for technology and searching for exceptional value. Dedication in taking care of our 80+ employees and providing clients with first class service has been part of John Henry Foster since 1938.  John Henry Foster offers a competitive benefits package, along with Profit Sharing and 401k programs.
Visit our Career page for more information.