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Magna Lock USA, Inc. product lines have stood the test of time and have a history rich in reliability and affordability.
1948  Ralph V. Hanchett and 2 of his son-in-laws purchase electromagnetic chuck line and form Hanchett Magna- Lock. 

1970  Hanchett Magna -Lock is renamed to Magna-Lock Corporation.

1974  Magna-Lock Corporation is purchased by Hitachi Metals American Ltd. and Hitachi Magna-Lock Corporation name is now used.

1975  Former Sundstrand lift magnets and magnetic products lines were acquired.  

1978  Hitachi Magna-Lock acquires Thompson Vacuum Company in Sarasota, Florida.

1981   Rectangular Permanent Magnet Chuck lines of Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company are purchased.

1985   Bruce Cocklin, former Hitachi Magna Lock employee, purchases lift magnet and permanent chuck lines to form Magnetic Specialties Corporation. Mattison Machine Works, purchases all of the other magnet lines and moves them to Illinois.

Early in 1997  Mattison Machine Works closes its doors and is sold to DeVlieg-Bullard.

Later in 1997 Centro-Metalcut, Inc. purchases product lines from DeVlieg-Bullard, Inc.

2002   Tri-CAM, Inc. is formed and purchases all product lines from CMI including Magna-Lock.

2007  Tri-CAM, Inc. assets and product lines are sold. David Nordman purchases product lines and forms Magna-Lock USA, Inc.

2010  Magnetic Specialties closes its doors; the product lines are sold to Magna Lock USA, Inc. and moved to Illinois.  Announcement of the purchase of Magnetic Specialties Corporation 

Today  Magna Lock USA, Inc. continues to be a leader of innovative workholding solutions in the manufacturing industry. We understand and appreciate the many challenges our customers face in today’s economy. We aim to provide quality workholding solutions to help our customers stay competitive and profitable.