About Us

Walker is a global success story whose finest chapters are still being written. The story began in 1896 with Oakley S. Walker, the inventor of the electromagnetic chuck, and his founding of the O.S. Walker Company in Worcester, Massachusetts. Over the next century, the company would grow to become the largest company in the world providing custom design and manufacture of magnetic products for workholding, lifting, material handling, scrap magnets and separation applications.

Mr. Walker’s electromagnetic chuck was successful because it met a need and solved a problem. Today, Walker continues to meet customers’ needs, providing magnetic solutions for a vast range of practical industry challenges. Walker designs and manufactures the widest range of permanent, electromagnetic and electro-permanent magnetic products and systems for industrial applications in the world.

What We Do

The need for reliable and safe industrial magnets cannot be overstated. When you invest in magnetic lifting solutions for your company, you want durable magnets that will last for years. You want to be sure they will keep performing as you need them to, even under tough industrial conditions, while putting your employees at a minimum of risk. 

That's exactly what you'll get from Walker Magnetics. With a history dating back over 100 years, our reputation for quality is beyond question. We have prospered so long by continuously researching the best way to provide safe industrial magnets to the companies that need them. Our lifting magnets are useful for moving bar stock, plates, pipe, hot steel, coils, structurals, rails, scrap, and more. We even have specially designed radiation magnets for companies where radiation hazards exist. 

Who We Serve

Walker's reach is now international and continues to grow, with manufacturing and R&D capabilities in North America, Asia, and the rest of the world. We have even moved our Worcester, MA, Sales and Engineering office to our Windsor, CT, production facility to maximize the product quality and service we can provide for our clients. 

Walker delivers its diverse product line to over 190 countries worldwide. Whether you need any type of lifting magnet, scrap metal lifting magnets, material handling solutions, separation or workholding products or related products like sweepers, demagnetizers, and spread beams, Walker Magnetics has your answer. 

We are happy to tell you more about the Waler Magnetics story, our extensive product line, and our plans for the future. For more information on Walker Magnetics, please call us at 508-853-3232 or contact us online today. 

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 Business Hours
 Our normal business hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday through Friday.  Our main office is closed on the dates listed in the Holiday Schedule below.

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