Keith Foster – Keith Walking Floor

Keith Foster

Keith Foster was the co-inventor and major marketing force behind the Keith Walking Floor unloader that revolutionized the handling and conveying of refuse in mass burners, material processing and recovery facilities, and transfer stations.  He began inventing and applying the use of self-unloading trucks in the 1950s and began applying the use of these trucks in the waste industry in the 1970s, when he founded Keith Manufacturing Co.  Under his leadership, the Keith Walking Floor technology was retrofitted for use in trailers and self-unloading bins.  Mr. Foster has dozens of patents and many more innovations relating to hydraulics, trucking, conveying, and unloading of refuse.