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Advancing an Industry, Sustaining a Legacy
Founded in 1870 by George H. Tennant, Tennant Company began as a one-man woodworking business, evolved into a successful wood flooring and wood products company, and eventually into a manufacturer of floor cleaning equipment. Throughout its history, Tennant has remained focused on advancing our industry by aggressively pursuing new technologies and creating a culture that celebrates innovation. Today, Tennant is a global leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world.
George H. Tennant opens his small woodworking shop in northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Tennant’s company begins producing motorized floor cleaning equipment.
Tennant engineers invent the first vacuum-equipped power sweeper for industrial use
Tennant introduces the predecessor to the sweeper/scrubber, making Tennant units the most versatile in the world
GH Tennant Inc. goes public as Tennant Company
Tennant Company develops the first “built from the ground up” riding scrubber
Tennant Company introduces its first walk-behind scrubber
Tennant Company introduces FaST® Foam-activated Scrubbing Technology for hard floor surfaces
Tennant Company introduces ReadySpace® quick-drying carpet cleaning technology
Tennant Company introduces ec-H2O™ technology that electrically converts water into an innovative cleaning solution
Tennant Company develops ec-H2O NanoClean®, the next generation of sustainable cleaning with breakthrough nanobubble technology
Tennant Company launches the first-to-perform T7AMR, making robotic cleaning practical in large spaces
Tennant Company celebrates 150 years in business