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Tennant Company's ec-H2O(TM) Technology Extended to Rider Scrubbers and Scrubber-Sweepers

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Tennant Company's ec-H2O(TM) Technology Extended to Rider Scrubbers and Scrubber-Sweepers

Press release date: April 5, 2010

Tennant T20, M20 and M30 industrial riders now boast industry-leading performance, value and safety with ec-H2O chemical-free cleaning technology MINNEAPOLIS-Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer world, today announces that its breakthrough ec-H2O(TM) technology is now available on the Company's largest industrial rider scrubbers and scrubber-sweepers. ec-H2O converts plain tap water into a powerful cleaning agent without any added chemicals. Tennant Company's ec-H2O technology was originally introduced in late 2007 on the Tennant T3, T5 and 5680/5700 and Nobles Speed Scruba walk-behind automatic scrubbers. Throughout 2009, Tennant Company extended ec-H2O technology to the Tennant T7 Micro-Rider, T15 Mid-Sized Scrubber, 7300 Mid-Sized Battery-Powered Scrubber, 7100 Micro-Rider Scrubber, and 8300 Battery-Powered Scrubber-Sweeper as well as the Nobles Speed Scrub Rider. With the extension of ec-H2O to the Tennant T20 Rider Scrubber and M20 and M30 Rider Scrubber-Sweepers, commercial customers in retail, hospitality, education and healthcare as well as industrial customers in manufacturing, warehousing, aviation, and food and beverage can reap the performance, value and safety benefits of chemical-free cleaning. Customers of Tennant's rider scrubbers and scrubber-sweepers can enjoy additional benefits, including significantly higher productivity and chemical cost savings as well as a faster return-on-investment with the addition of ec-H2O technology on these larger machines. "We are very proud to offer our customers a complete portfolio of scrubbers and scrubber-sweepers that allows them to maintain their facilities with the most environmentally sound and fiscally responsible cleaning technology available," said Chris Killingstad, president and CEO with Tennant Company. ec-H2O technology, developed by Tennant researchers and engineers and named by R&D Magazine as one of the most technologically significant developments in 2008, helps to meet the ever-growing need for sustainable cleaning. ec-H2O technology delivers proven cleaning results without the negative environmental and health concerns associated with producing, packaging, transporting, using and disposing of traditional cleaning chemicals. The technology begins as water and ends as water, so it can be handled and disposed of easily and safely; it uses 70 percent less water than traditional cleaning methods, which increases scrub time up to three times per tank; it leaves behind no slippery detergent residue on the floor; and it releases no used detergent discharge into water systems. Eliminating the need for chemical additives enhances worker safety and reduces costs for purchasing and disposal of chemicals. About Tennant Brands "Engineered by Tennant Company," Tennant-branded products help cleaning professionals be leaders in creating healthy, safe, and attractive environments. Tennant is recognized as a world-leading manufacturer of indoor and outdoor cleaning solutions and specialty coatings. Tennant's industrial and commercial sweepers, scrubbers, coatings, detergents, carpet cleaning equipment, vacuums, floor machines, burnishers, and more deliver award-winning cleaning solutions to a number of industries, including education, healthcare, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, warehousing, aviation, and government. For more information on Tennant brands, visit About Tennant Company Minneapolis-based Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; and specialty surface coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading concrete floors. Tennant's global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Uden, The Netherlands; Northampton and Falkirk, United Kingdom; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China, and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit Contact: Patty Gibbs Patty Gibbs & Company PR 651-653-7302


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