Much of John Foster’s business career was spent owning and operating a manufacturing company. Manufacturing is a stable business in the Midwest. Good manufacturing jobs are what all communities are trying to create. Good manufacturing companies are like Green Bay Packer season tickets…. They nearly always get passed on, and are rarely brokered. When John sold Foster Needle Company he did not have a trusted intermediary or business broker that he could count on. As a consequence he understands the importance of having a trusted and knowledgeable business intermediary to help guide the way through the business sale cycle. While with Foster Needle Company, John had the good fortune of being part of a team that expanded the company market share by purchasing many of its world-wide competitors. On the M&A side John has had the good fortune of helping owners of manufacturing companies sell their businesses. He looks forward to helping other manufacturers on the transition of their businesses. No regional business intermediary has such intimate real world understanding of the manufacturing sector as does John. John has lived that life for decades and looks forward to the opportunity to work with you.