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Tennant Company’s Orbio Technologies Group Wins 2014 ISSA/INTERCLEAN® Innovation Award for os3 On-Site Generation (OSG) System

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MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 13, 2014—Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world announced that its Orbio Technologies Group’s Orbio® os3 system was honored November 7 with the prestigious 2014 ISSA Innovation Award in the Dispensers category at the ISSA Excellence Awards Ceremony at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America trade show in Orlando, Florida. Tennant Company was also a recognized recipient of the ISSA Member Milestones for their 40-year membership.

The Orbio® os3 system replaces conventional, multi-colored and fragranced daily-use chemicals with a multi-purpose cleaner and a one-step cleaner-disinfectant/sanitizer generated on site. Compact, affordable, simple—the os3 makes cleaning processes more efficient, streamlines training, and helps improve health and safety. It also decreases the environmental footprint associated with conventional packaged chemicals by reducing packaging and transportation.

“The os3 helps customers simplify their processes by replacing multiple cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing chemicals with two chemicals made at their facilities: a versatile multi-purpose cleaner and a solution that disinfects and sanitizes,” explained Karla Leis, Vice President and General Manager of Orbio Technologies Group. “Our customers appreciate the design of the system. It’s easy for operators to use, fits in most janitorial supply closets, and can be expanded throughout a facility with our unique os3 satellite system.”

“Orbio Technologies is proud of this award, which acknowledges our leadership role in the emerging OSG category. Our industry has recognized the game-changing innovation represented in the os3,” said Leis. “As the OSG product category grows, Orbio Technologies will continue to assist our customers and partners in realizing the many benefits that come with adopting the Orbio os3 and moving toward OSG, the inevitable future of cleaning,” added Leis.

ISSA Innovation Awards winners were selected by cleaning-industry distributors, wholesalers, building service contractors, and in-house service professionals who cast their votes for the most innovative products among 51 entries across five categories: Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services and Technology, and Supplies.

About ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America 2014 Show
ISSA/INTERCLEAN® was a global exhibition which brought together more than 16,000 cleaning-industry leaders in Orlando, FL, November 4-7, 2014. The exhibition was hosted by ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and its partner Amsterdam RAI. For more information, visit www.issa.com.

About Tennant Company
Minneapolis-based Tennant Company (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.

About Orbio Technologies Group
Orbio Technologies Group is the sustainable cleaning technology arm of Tennant Company. Established in 2009 to execute Tennant Company’s vision of becoming a global leader in chemical-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies, Orbio Technologies Group is dedicated to developing and marketing environmentally friendly technologies under the brand name of Orbio® that will set the standard for sustainable cleaning around the world. Orbio Technologies Group will continue to create and deliver sustainable cleaning solutions to Tennant’s existing markets and new markets. For more information, visit www.orbio.com.

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