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About Us

Dale J. Thortsen
Thortsen Magnetics Co. has called North Carolina home since it’s founding in 1977 by Dale Thortsen. With offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia, our team of sales engineers personally serve customers in Virginia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
We are a stocking distributor of permanent and electro magnets, and a manufacturer’s representative.
Thortsen Magnetics Co. has 100 years of combined expertise in the Magnetics, Metal Detectors, X-Ray, Material Handling and Factory Automation. Our engineering staff, coupled with quality products, cutting-edge technology, and competitive pricing will assist in meeting your needs on any project. Turn Key Systems – mechanical & electrical installations.
We built our business on making your needs our top priority and over the years we’ve enjoyed lasting relationships with thousands of customers. We strive to provide application engineering, sales and follow-up services for our manufacturing principals.

Kevin Thortsen
Bill Wesoly
Outside Sales Engineer

Diane Zima


Bob Dishman
Mfg's Representative