The Magic Egg Cleaner was performing a very useful
purpose on the farm, however, the speed of the machine was not sufficient
to match growth of egg production. Roland Haney, a salesman for
the Powell brothers, conceived the idea of replacing the sanding
loops with nylon brushes and spraying the eggs with a water based
cleaning solution. He sold the idea to the Powell brothers and the
Aquamagic Egg Sanitizer was invented. The original machines did
not sell well as the idea of washing eggs was not an accepted practice
by the USDA. Mr. Haney traveled to Washington D.C. where he convinced
USDA officials that his method of cleaning was equal or superior
to "buffing." He later added a grader to the machine which
made the Aquamagic the first egg processor that candled, sanitized
and graded eggs in one step.
In 1984, Cal-Mar Industries purchased the company
and moved it to Modesto, California. They expanded the market for
the machine by introducing its benefits to the breeder industry
for all avian species, not just chickens. The machine is now used
to sanitize turkey, duck, goose and game bird eggs as well as SPF
eggs used in the production of both avian and human vaccines.
In June 2000, Russ Larson and Gorden Barker of Barlar
Industries purchased the company and relocated it to its current
location in Marion, Iowa. With their combined experience in the poultry
industry they have improved and updated many aspects of the machine.
With the new look and updated features come a new name - Sani-Touch.
In July 2015, Justin, Lauren, and Dawn Enzinger of Enzinger, Inc. purchased the company from Barlar Industries. They brought innovation to the product line and many advancements to the backend of the company. After a devastating fire at the Osage, Ia facility, they successfully moved operations to its current location.
In May 2022, Christopher Olson of e4o6 Inc purchased the company from Enzinger, Inc. Christopher and Justin's connection goes back 20 years to their time spent at Illinois State University. Christopher plans to carry the company forward with a focus on additional product offerings and sustainability. His background in sanitization, metal working, and business development provide a solid framework to further grow NPE. His wife and four young daughters have been extremely supportive and are eager to become involved in the future.