- THE MAGAZINE
United States Patent 8,074,370 was awarded to inventors Thomas Monahan of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Greg Turcotte of Black Diamond, Canada. The patent was for their rug wringing centrifuge: Centri-Maxx by Centrum Force.
“Greg Turcotte and I collaborated and developed the horizontal centrifuge beginning in 2006. We subsequently joined together and co-founded Centrum Force. Our company continues to build and sell rug washing equipment,” Monahan said. “On December 13, 2011 we were awarded the full patent #8,074,370 for the horizontal centrifuge.”