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Tennant Company acquires Water Star Inc.

June 03, 2011
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MINNEAPOLIS — Tennant Company and its Orbio Technologies Group have announced the acquisition of Water Star Inc., a firm specializing in electrochemistry, according to a press release.

This acquisition is consistent with Tennant Company''s strategy to expand its intellectual property in support of the company''s long-term vision to deliver sustainable, breakthrough innovations that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, the release stated.

"Tennant Company and Orbio are thrilled to join forces with Water Star," said Karla Leis, general manager for Orbio Technologies Group.

"Water Star principals Marilyn and Andy Niksa bring the proprietary knowledge and specialized expertise in the area of electrochemical systems that we believe will open new opportunities and accelerate our pursuit of sustainable cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting solutions," Leis added.

"Water Star is committed to using electrochemistry to develop innovative applications in a variety of industries," said Marilyn Niksa, president of Water Star.

"We believe we have found the right partner to continue a mission of innovation and environmental stewardship, while providing effective business solutions," Niksa noted.

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