About Us

KEITH Manufacturing Co. has been dedicated to providing quality material handling systems and superior customer service since founder Keith Foster started building agricultural equipment in 1950. Today, the company is stilled owned by the Foster family, which is building the business for the fourth generation.

We Know Material Handling

For nearly half a century, KEITH has been an industry innovator in material handling with our WALKING FLOOR® conveyors. We have become a trusted provider of solutions for handling difficult materials. From that experience and our dedication to constant improvement, we are proud to introduce the Freight Runner® conveyor.

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American MAde

The LeanLine™, Freight Runner® and WALKING FLOOR® conveyors are made in Madras, Oregon USA.

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certified tough

Durable and reliable design with minimal maintenance.

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suited to fit you

Modular options and ease of installation adapt to nearly any facility.

Designed, Manufactured & Assembled By KEITH

We are in the business of making great products. We believe in the Freight Runner® conveyor so much so that we use it at our own manufacturing facility.





The Freight Runner® Conveyor is a system that combines ingenuity, dedication, years of research and testing to create an easy to install product for assembly needs.

Our Story

When Keith Foster moved in Madras, Oregon in 1950, he set out to design and build agriculture equipment that not only made the harvesting process easier, but also made farming more profitable. By the early 1970s, KEITH Manufacturing Co. was producing the WALKING FLOOR® system, a horizontal unloader for trailers. This bulk handling technology allows for faster unloading and bigger payloads in the transportation industry.


The Freight Runner® brings KEITH innovation to the warehouse and assembly environments. In continuing with Keith Foster’s philosophy, we aim to make the material handling process easier, cost effective and efficient.

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