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Harvey and Linda Foster are the owners of Red Head Steering, where they offer rebuilding and remanufacturing of truck steering columns. Will sat down with them to discuss how the business started, how the business has been changed by the internet, and what they’ve learned throughout the process.

Learn more about them at their website.

About Red Head Steering Gears

“Red Head Steering Gears was founded in 1981 by Seattle area automotive entrepreneur, Warren Foster, who also founded Foster’s Service in Georgetown, WA (now Foster’s Frame & Axle) and T ‘n’ W Pumps in Georgetown, WA (now Foster & Snyder in Pingree, ND).

The business was purchased by Tom Foster and then Harvey Foster, both nephews of Warren. Tom is now retired in Arizona. Harvey moved to Seattle in 1979 to go to work for Warren in his frame and axle business. This knowledge of front ends has been very helpful in diagnosing steering problems.

Harvey worked at the frame and axle shop for 6 1/2 years before joining Tom at Red Head. Over the past three decades, Harvey has built and quality tested over 60,000+ steering gears for local and nationwide customers. As Red Head Steering Gears has grown, it continues to maintain its family owned and operated roots, hiring and training quality personnel (many who are family members) and proudly providing quality products & services to its customers.”

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