Study: Local man’s invention removes mercury from fish
JANESVILLE — Dawn Schattschneider credits the Marinade Express for the health of her family, including her husband, Mark, and their 3-year-old son, Owen.
“We received it as a wedding present,” she said. “When Owen was born, we used it for all his baby food. He never ate processed baby food, and he has been remarkably healthy without all the colds and ear infections many kids get.”
The Marinade Express is a countertop vacuum tumbler developed by Ned Thornton of Janesville. The machine is used to remove contaminants from and add flavoring to food.
Thornton’s idea of removing contaminants began with industrial applications.
“The first units were much larger and were used by food processors and some larger restaurants,” Thornton said. “We expanded that idea to an affordable home model that can be used by families on a daily basis.”
Thornton and his wife, Maureen, own Lyco Sales, the Janesville company responsible for developing the Marinade Express. They have arranged for its manufacture on a limited basis…