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3M and Tennant award equipment to hospital

August 06, 2009
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ST. PAUL, MN — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of 3M Floor Pads, 3M Building and Commercial Services Division, in partnership with Tennant Company, awarded St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago with a new Tennant T7 ec-H2O micro-rider autoscrubber-dryer, according to a press release.
St. Joseph Hospital was the grand prize winner in 3M''s promotional contest that asked customers to perform a scratch-off test comparing 3M Black Stripping Pads to a leading competitor''s stripping pad, the release stated.
Daniel Ratliff, director of environmental services with St. Joseph Hospital, said: "To win the Tennant machine was like winning a million dollars in the lottery, I mean it was just fantastic! The hospital has had an automatic floor scrubber on our wish list for a while, but we were never able to afford it. All the employees are extremely excited. I think our employees are going to be able to do two to three times the amount of work that they were doing before, which is just great. The Tennant machine is going to save us a lot of time and help us cover more area each day. Other staff can then be utilized to strip and wax and buff patient rooms."
According to the release, The state-of-the-art Tennant T7 micro-rider autoscrubber-dryer features chemical-free and environmentally safe ec-H20 technology that electrically charges tap water so that it performs like a general-purpose detergent.
3M and Tennant randomly selected St. Joseph Hospital from a large pool of entries to receive the award, the release noted.
Ed Michels, marketing development manager of hard floor systems with 3M Building & Commercial Services Division, said: "We are thrilled to present this top-of-the-line cleaning solution to such a deserving organization. The Tennant T7 micro-rider autoscrubber-dryer with ec-H2O technology equipped with the 3M TopLine Autoscrubber Floor Pad 5000 will allow St. Joseph Hospital to clean better, faster and safer all while supporting sustainability."
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