Foster Fuels expands in Campbell County amid 100th year in operation

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Foster Fuels is ready to expand propane operations in Campbell County by establishing a new headquarters location on Calohan Road in Rustburg.

According to a statement released by Campbell County officials on Tuesday, Oct. 12, Foster Fuels was established in 1921 and operates out of Brookneal, bringing recognition to the county by providing various heating fuels to distributors, businesses, and homes.

Their nationwide operation also supports emergency-response fuel delivery and logistic companies. In 2003, Foster Fuels started the Emergency Response Division, which services government, military and Fortune 500 companies nationwide. Likewise, in 2010 the Fuel Quality Division was created to ensure and maintain top quality fuel and equipment for customers, as well as assess risk management services for long-term fuel preservation. The Mission Critical Division was awarded the largest emergency fuel contract in 2019 for a five-year term to support emergency fuel delivery to all 50 states, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Campbell County statement from Oct. 12, 2021

This news about Foster Fuel’s expansion comes as the company celebrates its 100th year in operation.

“Foster Fuels, Inc. really appreciates Campbell County’s support of our business. As a family business that has been investing in the local community for 100 years, we are very proud to continue the tradition of steady growth, through local employment,” stated Watt R. Foster, President and CEO of Foster Fuels.

“Foster Fuels is a fantastic employer that is dedicated to providing tremendous services to their customer and quality workplace opportunities in Campbell County. In addition, Foster Fuels and their Mission Critical Team provide essential support to communities across the globe in the midst of disaster and the Watt Foster Family Foundation provides unparalleled scholarship opportunities to youth in our community,” said Jon Hardie, Campbell County Board of Supervisors Chairman and Rustburg representative. “Campbell County is honored and proud to have Foster Fuels home office founded and located in Brookneal, VA. Rustburg and Campbell County are so appreciative that Foster Fuels is expanding their operations in the Rustburg Area providing additional jobs and services to the families in our community.”

“We are excited to see the continued growth of Foster Fuels. They have been around for generations, and continue to grow, providing hundreds of jobs for Campbell County and the surrounding areas,” Charlie Watts, the Campbell County Board of Supervisors Brookneal District Representative, said in Tuesday’s announcement. “I would like to thank Watt Foster and his staff for continuing their efforts in Campbell County. People in this region should know that Campbell County is open for Business!”

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