Who We Are

Industrial Hose Products, On-Site Hose Testing, Hydraulic Hose, industrial distributor, Singer Equities

Originally owned by Lee & Angie Graham, Foster Mechanical Equipment Company started operations in 1927 as a manufacturer’s representative. The company was located in the Chemical Building at 7th and Olive in the city of St Louis, Missouri. In 1933 a move was made to a storefront at 1520 Market and in 1937 the company moved to 4262 Washington. From 1971 to 1983 the company occupied space at 10793 Midwest Industrial Boulevard, and in 1983, a final move was made to the company’s current location at 10452 Baur Blvd.

Foster was purchased and formed as a subsidiary corporation under Semmelmeyer-Corby Company. The company reorganized as its own corporation on January 2, 2002. The company was incorporated in Missouri under the name Foster Mechanical Corporation, doing business as Foster Hose and Fittings.

Foster is a specialty distributor of industrial hose, fittings, and related components, as well as a light assembler of those products. This involved both the distribution of the products from the manufacturers we represent and light assembly work. The assembly work consists of customizing a product to a customer’s requirements. The vast majority of this work is the fabrication of air, hydraulic, fuel, chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and other industrial hose assemblies.

Our Philosophy 

  • Foster Mechanical Equipment Company started operations in 1927 as a manufacture’s representative. The company was located in the Chemical Building at 7th and Olive in the city of St Louis, Missouri. In 1933 a move was made to a storefront at 1520 Market and in 1937 the company moved to 4262 Washington. From 1971 to 1983 the company occupied space at 10793 Midwest Industrial Boulevard, and in 1983, a final move was made to the company’s current location at 10452 Baur Blvd.
  • Foster was purchased and formed as a subsidiary corporation under Semmelmeyer-Corby Company. The company reorganized as it’s own corporation on January 2, 2002. The company was incorporated in Missouri under the name Foster Mechanical Corporation, doing business as Foster Hose and Fittings. In March of 2018 Foster was acquired by the Singer Company to have a larger footprint with a vast network of specialized rubber hose distributing and fabricating facilities, 40+, and growing!
  • Foster is a specialty distributor of industrial hose, fittings, and related components, as well a fabricating assembler of those products. This involved both the distribution of the products from the manufacturers we represent and specialized hose assemblies for the Food, Pharmaceutical, and Chemical industry. The assembly work consists of customizing a product to a customer’s requirements. At Foster we are problem solvers, not orders takers……sometimes you need more than just a warehouse!

Our Specialities 

Industrial Hose Products
On-Site Hose Testing
Hydraulic Hose
Gaskets & Sheet Material

We take pride in our industrial hose products and work hard to provide you a path from manufacture to final hose testing to ensure you get the best possible hoses and fittings.

Where We’re From

Industrial Hose Products, On-Site Hose Testing, Hydraulic Hose, industrial distributor, Singer Equities
Industrial Hose Products, On-Site Hose Testing, Hydraulic Hose, industrial distributor, Singer Equities

Singer Equities is a group of value added distributors in the industrial rubber products industry.  We have 39 locations in the U.S. that service a diverse market portfolio including petrochemical, oil/gas, food & beverage, OE equipment, marine, MRO, construction and rental supply.

Our extensive product offering includes industrial hoses, hydraulic hoses, metal hoses, composite hoses, conveyor belt, and rubber, metallic & non-asbestos gaskets as well as industrial supplies.  We also offer value added services including on-site hose and conveyor belt inspections, installations and repair, hose testing services, engineering/consulting services and training.

Foster Hose and Fittings is a platform business unit of Singer Equities who focuses on:

  • INDUSTRIAL HOSE, HYDRAULIC HOSE, GASKETS
  • ALL HOSES TESTED ON-SITE
  • HUGE RANGE OF PRODUCTS AVAILABLE
  • SERVICE PRESSURE TESTING

We are proud to offer our exclusive OnGuard™ Hose Management Services and asset tracking program.  Coupled with our world class hose fabrication, we are able to deliver the most consistent, reliable and safe hose assemblies in the industry.

Learn more at www.hosesafety.com.

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We have an incredible and hard working crew. Each of our team members take pride in what they do and will work tirelessly with you to ensure your project is completed above and beyond your expectations. Our Foster Hose and Fittings Technicians have up-to-date knowledge of hoses, hose components, fittings, and accessories.

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