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October 26, 2009
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Tennant Company Selected “2009 Manufacturer of the Year” by ABM
MINNEAPOLISTennant Company (NYSE:TNC) is proud to announce its selection as “2009 Manufacturer of the Year” by ABM Janitorial Services (ABM), a subsidiary of ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE: ABM). Tennant Company was selected by ABM as the industry’s best example of thinking out-of-the-box and providing ABM with creative solutions for solving its customers’ cleaning challenges. The ABM announcement was made during the recent 2009 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America Show, October 6-9 in Chicago.
“The Tennant Company has involved ABM in several of its high profile and pivotal technology developments for the cleaning industry and has demonstrated through its actions that ABM is an important partner,” said John Bierer, vice president, ABM Janitorial Services. “Tennant works hard to bring benefits and results to our customers.”
Bierer went on to say that the annual award is given to an ABM business partner that “steps out-of-the-box” in seeking new ways to solve issues within the cleaning industry. He cited the two companies’ work together to initiate LEED certification, a key measure of environmental sustainability, for cleaning machines. Tennant and ABM also created customized training programs for ABM staff.
“For us at Tennant Company receiving this prestigious award from ABM validates our commitment to improving processes that allow our partners to secure more business within the cleaning industry. We are honored by ABM’s selection of Tennant Company as its Manufacturer of the Year and will continue to work with ABM on creating innovative technologies to help our customers improve the way they do their jobs,” said Lisa Blocher, general manager for Strategic Accounts at Tennant.
“Tennant exemplifies a commitment to service and excellence which parallels ABM’s focus on delivering high-quality services to its customers,” said Bierer. “We are pleased to recognize Tennant’s outstanding efforts in contributing to the success of ABM and the cleaning industry.”
The Manufacturer of the Year award is presented annually by ABM, which is celebrating its 100th year in business. ABM is the premier provider of building maintenance and facility services across the U.S. and offers customized solutions to meet the cleaning needs of customers.
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
About ABM Industries Incorporated
ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM), which operates through its subsidiaries (collectively "ABM"), is the leading provider of facility services in the United States. With fiscal 2008 revenues in excess of $3.6 billion and 100,000 employees, ABM provides janitorial, facility, engineering, parking and security services for thousands of commercial, industrial, institutional and retail facilities across the United States, Puerto Rico and British Columbia, Canada. ABM''s business services include ABM Janitorial Services, ABM Facility Services, ABM Engineering Services, Ampco System Parking and ABM Security Services.For more information visit
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