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Is your company located in the St. Louis area and committed to continuous improvement? Are you seeking ways to accelerate your improvement journey, deliver better value to your customers, and engage your workforce?

Join the AME St. Louis Consortium today and become part of a collaborative learning network of local companies that are committed to performance excellence and collaborative learning. Consortium membership is open to companies from any industry (manufacturing, health care, financial services, software, distribution, information technology, and more) in the St. Louis area with a desire to share and learn to become part of this practitioner-to-practitioner network. Leverage collective resources and knowledge and improve your approach to improvement!

Interested in joining? Get an introduction to the AME St. Louis Consortium and learn more about the benefits, offerings and more. 

Contact Jonathan Jones, AME St. Louis Consortium facilitator, at or 314-608-0783.


Consortia Members attend all St. Louis Consortium events free of charge! Contact us at to receive event discount code to enter at registration. 

John Henry Foster Company Tour

Friday | June 21, 2024 | 8:30am - 12:30pm

At John Henry Foster, you can expect to see an engaged workforce of employee owners who are at various levels in their process improvement journey. You will see those just starting their journey, those doing active problem solving and those who are transforming their business with value stream mapping. Combining culture and process improvement allows for all employee owners and the business to continue to grow and be successful.

Tour Capacity: 50

What to Expect

Empowerment through ESOP: Fueling Excellence in Business

8:00 - 8:30 AM - Check in

8:30 - 8:45 - Welcome and Introduction

9:00 - 11:30 - Tour Rotations

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Lunch, panel questions, and wrap-up

More about John Henry Foster

John Henry Foster is a 100% employee-owned fluid power distributor. 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 who wants your business to succeed as much as you do. Go from wasted time, money and effort dealing with the other guys, to consistently maximizing production and minimizing costs with top-notch products and services. With John Henry Foster, you gain peace of mind with a lifelong, trusted partner.

At John Henry Foster, we 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.

More Industry Tours in 2024

We eagerly anticipate the upcoming tours and invite all leaders to consider hosting a tour at their company. It is an excellent opportunity to showcase achievements, exchange best practices, and strengthen connections across the industry. 

We are continuously adding more events as they are confirmed. Check back regularly for the latest information.

Seyer Industries
August 29

Registration coming soon

PLM Companies
September 25

True Manufaturing
November 14

Home in Home Company Visits

"Go See" - Visit a consortium member company to share, learn & grow.



Empowering Excellence Together

Become part of a collaborative learning network of local companies that are committed to performance excellence and collaborative learning with a desire to become part of a practitioner-to-practitioner network. 


We are excited to have you as part of the AME St. Louis Consortium and look forward to the opportunity to Share, Learn and Grow with your organization.