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Doing the Heavy Lifting

April 29, 2021 By walkermagnetics

High-powered lifting magnets allow workers in steel warehouses, shipyards, manufacturing facilities, and metal working plants to quickly, easily and safely lift, move and manipulate heavy objects.  Workers simply place a lifting magnet over an object made with steel or other magnetic metal and then activate the magnet to hold and move the object.  Since all […]

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125 Years of Heavy Lifting: Walker Magnetics Reaches Historic Milestone

March 5, 2021 By walkermagnetics

At the age of 14, Oakley S. Walker, the inventor of the electromagnetic chuck and founder of the O.S. Walker Company, had earned $100, enough to buy his liberty from his uncle and strike out on his own. Walker served as a machinist’s apprentice, a railroad brake tester, and finally an inventor and tool designer. […]

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Walker Magnetics joins the Industrial Magnetics, Inc. Family

February 18, 2021 By walkermagnetics

As North America’s oldest industrial magnet manufacturer, we are excited to announce that Walker Magnetics has been acquired by Industrial Magnetics, Inc.! Our goal has always been to provide the very best magnetic solutions for our customers. Now that we’re joining the IMI family, we look forward to accomplishing a larger vision – one that […]

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Safety, Security, Peace of Mind

December 14, 2020 By walkermagnetics

We realize that many of your day-to-day business operations rely on products from Walker Magnetics. We also understand that sometimes complex machinery doesn’t perform at an optimum level, even when made for longevity and durability. That’s why we offer exceptional repair services from experienced professionals. Our customers are important to us, and we want your […]

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A Look at Magnets for the Steel Mill Industry

November 18, 2020 By walkermagnetics

Steel mills across the country and around the world rely on magnets to improve the handling of hot steel, coiling, pig iron and other materials, as well as for scrap processing, loading and unloading, and lifting billets. Walker Magnets is in constant communications with steel mill operators to understand their changing needs – and we […]

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A Magnet Holds the Recycling Industry Together

November 17, 2020 By walkermagnetics

Steel is the most recycled material both in the United States and worldwide, contributing nearly $18 billion in export sales in 2017, according to a 2018 report from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI). That year, 66 million metric tons of ferrous scrap were processed in the U.S., and 600 million tons were […]

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No power? No problem!

August 21, 2020 By walkermagnetics

Our Battery Powered Lifting Magnets operate with the use of a battery, with no wires or cords to get in the way. Using one of these products not only provides a safer, easy way to lift materials, they also cut down on workplace injuries, improving efficiency, protecting your workforce, and cutting costs. Walker Magnetics has […]

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