You have a partner in Kearneysville, WV…
by Mike Head
Schonstedt Instrument Company, located in Kearneysville, WV about 70 miles from Washington DC, has been designing, manufacturing and marketing instruments to locate underground plant since 1953. The company was founded by Erick Schonstedt, who honed his magnetic expertise with the Naval Ordnance Laboratory while researching ways to locate the magnetic signature of submarines in WWII. With this expertise he moved to commercial and aerospace applications where he developed and patented a technically superior magnetic transducer. This transducer, the HeliFlux® sensor, finds applications today in magnetic locators, space navigation, unexploded ordnance detection and pipe and cable locating.