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Minnesota Twins Name Tennant Company Strategic Cleaning Solutions Partner

Jul. 22, 2014

Innovative Cleaning Equipment and Technologies Support Shared Commitment to Sustainability

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 22, 2014-- Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing of solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, has been named the strategic cleaning partner for the Minnesota Twins. As a leading innovator of sustainable cleaning solutions, the partnership further enhances the Minnesota Twins’ public commitment to water conservation and environmental sustainability.

More than a dozen Tennant cleaning machines will now be used to help keep the 39,021-seat open-air ballpark cleaner, safer and healthier for employees and fans. Tennant equipment will help the Minnesota Twins reduce their total cost to clean, maintain environmental health and safety, enhance the facility’s image and support their commitment to sustainability. Tennant provides cleaning equipment designed to handle the large-scale needs of the sporting events at Target Field.

“Tennant Company is a local and global business leader and we are pleased to announce our partnership. The cleaning needs of Target Field are very specialized and we have worked closely with Tennant to identify the best solutions, with a focus on efficiency, cost effectiveness and sustainability,” said Dave St. Peter, President, Minnesota Twins. “This expanded partnership is beneficial as our mutual goal is to provide clean, healthy and aesthetically pleasing environments for our employees and fans visiting Target Field. And, as one of only two LEED-certified professional sports stadiums in the United States, Target Field and the Tennant portfolio of innovative, differentiated, sustainable offerings are a perfect fit.”

Less than two years after being named the Greenest Ballpark in America and earning LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver certification for new construction, the Twins were also the first professional sports franchise to attain LEED Silver Certification for the operation and maintenance of their facility.

“It’s an honor to expand the relationship between two Minnesota institutions: The Minnesota Twins and Tennant Company,” said Rusty Zay, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing for Tennant Company. “Tennant has earned a reputation as a trusted provider of products and services to stadiums and arenas around the country. Our products are designed to improve facility maintenance productivity and deliver high performance cleaning with a lower environmental footprint. We’re thrilled to partner with our hometown team and help Target Field maintain its standing as the No. 1 baseball stadium experience in North America.”

Tennant products offer the Minnesota Twins (www.twinsbaseball.com) a comprehensive cleaning portfolio to clean the stadium inside and out. A sampling of Tennant products being used include: powerful sweepers that provide excellent indoor and outdoor sweeping performance with optimized dust control; ride-on and walk-behind scrubbers that clean up to three times longer than conventional scrubbing and use up to 70% less water with the innovative ec-H2O™ technology; Orbio® Multi-Surface Cleaning Solution, generated on-site with the Orbio 5000-Sc engineered by Tennant; and carpet extractors that provide fresh, clean carpets in minutes to reduce room and carpet area shutdown times.

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, healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; chemical-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading surfaces. Tennant's global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; Uden, The Netherlands; the United Kingdom; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China; and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit www.tennantco.com.

Source: Tennant Company

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