In 1946 Foster Manufacturing Company started providing solutions for storage needs of the printing industry with high-quality cabinets. With the advent of offset printing, Foster expanded its range of products to include flat and vertical filing systems and precision light tables for stripping.
Today, Foster meets the needs of the digital age with the most complete selection of cutters and trimmers for wide format, sign-making and display graphics production. Our complementary products from Sheet Material Handling and On-a-Roll Lifters® provide top quality products to help you stay ahead.
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Our Dealer Network = Your Success
Solutions. That’s what we’re all about: providing solutions for your cutting and trimming needs. That is why we have partnered with carefully selected dealers who can work with your shop to provide a total solution. Our partners understand our cutters and trimmers, but they also are vastly knowledgeable about inks, media, substrates, software, printers and laminating processes. They know the sign making, printing and photographic industries and the array of products needed to complete quality jobs – from start to finish. Our dealers play a vital role in helping your business grow and achieve profitability.
Foster’s mission is to provide products that are of the highest quality and value, and to ship all orders within 24 hours. We are committed to providing courteous, expert customer service. We promise to listen and respond to our dealers and customers requirements, and continually develop new products to meet their requirements.
In the Community
Foster is a small business on a global scale. Over the years, we have partnered with organizations to support the printing industry within active and thriving programs in the community. We at Foster have focused on working with:
-Fresh Artisits: http://www.freshartists.org - Fresh Artisits is devoted to bringing art to public schools in the Philadelphia area. Due to drastic tax cuts, art programs have been funneled out of many schoolsl. Fresh Artists is there to help and funds many public art programs through an extremely creative source of funding. Find out more about their unigue way of funding on their web page.
-ALS Association, Philadelphia Chapter: http://www.alsphiladelphia.org - The ALS Association's mission is to "lead and fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy". The Philadelphia chapter also provides support and resources to those and their families affected by ALS.
-National Liberty Museum: http://www.libertymuseum.org - The National Liberty Museum is dedicated to preserving America's heritage and to the nurturing of good character, civic responsibility, and respect for all people. They are located in the heart of historic Philadelphia with 78 exhibits, 179 works of art, and contains stories of over 2,000 heroes. The museum prides itself in the influence of young individuals who can make a difference in the world.
-Popdot Sign and Graphics: http://popdotsigns.com - Popdot Sign and Graphics program was designed to help former foster children find employment after becoming adults. The goal is to create a profitable self-sustaining business model to employ disadvantaged young adults who are out of the foster care system in a business where the margin is as important as the mission. Popdot’s intent is to help these young adults earn livable wages while learning marketable skills in business.