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Tennant Company's blog, A New View on Clean, offers insights, industry news and ideas to inspire action in your cleaning program. Our goal is to connect with our community to create a cleaner, safer, healthier world and engage with like-minded cleaning industry professionals.
 
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May 21, 2018 8:35 AM by Tennant Company

Protect your investment in carpeting and provide a welcoming environment to guests. We tell you how to use DIRT to do it – the D.I.R.T. plan for carpet maintenance.

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May 17, 2018 8:30 AM by Tennant Company

Among Tennant Company’s core values is a commitment to leaving the world in better condition than we found it. In the spirit of this value, Tennant Company employees recently participated in the company's annual Clean Sweep volunteer event at two local outdoor attractions.

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May 14, 2018 9:05 AM by Tennant Company

Reducing chemical odors, maintaining air quality and minimizing noise can all contribute to your HCAHPS scores. We’ve identified best practices from healthcare facilities worldwide to bring you insights on healthcare cleaning.

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May 10, 2018 8:45 AM by Tennant Company

As businesses continue to search for ways to reduce costs and improve their sustainability practices, saving water is becoming an area of focus.

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May 7, 2018 8:18 AM by Tennant Company

Your scrubbers’ brushes are on the floor every day keeping your facility up to your standard of clean. Make sure you’re maintaining your cylindrical brushes to manage brush wear and get the most out of them with these 9 tips!

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May 3, 2018 9:35 AM by Tennant Company

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) encourages companies to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Tennant is proud to join other large companies to set targets in line with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global warming.

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April 30, 2018 2:15 PM by Tennant Company

View Chris Volan with Tennant Company as he discusses restaurant cleanings during RIF Talks at RFMA 2018 in Phoenix.

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April 26, 2018 8:45 AM by Tennant Company

How do you attract quality, skilled employees to your company? And how do you keep them? In an article on Cleanlink.com, cleaning industry professionals discuss their experiences and strategies for attracting and retaining the skilled employees that contribute to their companies' success.

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April 23, 2018 9:30 AM by Tennant Company

More and more, companies are using connected floor cleaning equipment to understand when and how their floor care machines are being used. Read an article about this important trend and how companies are using connected machines to make smart business decisions.

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April 19, 2018 9:00 AM by Tennant Company

The theme for this year’s Earth Day global campaign is End Plastic Pollution. Read more for ways you can reduce plastic waste individually, and how Tennant is continuously working to become a zero waste organization. 

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April 16, 2018 10:30 AM by Tennant Company

How do you ensure your equipment is efficient, effective and a good investment? Check out these tips on selecting hard-working floor care equipment.

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April 12, 2018 8:15 AM by Tennant Company

78% of in-house facility managers say improving productivity is a key priority, but only 1 in 5 has developed strategies to address the issue. Read more to learn how you can make informed decisions using data.

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April 9, 2018 8:45 AM by Tennant Company

If you want to rise in your customers’ opinion, focus on looking good as well as operating efficiently. These three tips can give you an extra edge.

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April 5, 2018 10:00 AM by Tennant Company

How does a busy retail store manager balance operational efficiency and customer expectations when it comes to cleaning? This white paper focuses on three key decisions that facility managers need to consider.

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April 2, 2018 10:19 AM by Tennant Company

As technology advances and disrupts nearly every industry, how can logistics professionals keep up? Read more about trends in Supply Chain Logistics in today’s article.

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March 29, 2018 10:15 AM by Tennant Company

What do your cleaning closets look like? If they’re filling up with half-used or outdated cleaning chemicals, it may be time to get rid of the clutter. This article offers some tips and inspiration.

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March 26, 2018 10:45 AM by Tennant Company

Wondering if you should rent, lease, or purchase floor cleaning equipment? Take a look at what factors to consider to make the right decision for you and your facility.

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March 22, 2018 8:22 AM by Tennant Company

Has your organization considered investing in backpack vacuums? This ISSA article looks at new trends.

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March 19, 2018 8:45 AM by Tennant Company

Ensure your polished concrete floors remain in great shape for years to come by following our best practices for maintenance.

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March 15, 2018 9:30 AM by Tennant Company

Planning for summer restoration projects? This webinar gives you detailed advice on collecting information, calculation production rates, and more. Download it now!

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March 12, 2018 8:51 AM by Tennant Company

Over time, lead acid battery technology has changed. Have your charging practices changed along with it? 

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March 8, 2018 8:45 AM by Tennant Company

Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate  the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

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March 5, 2018 1:10 PM by Tennant Company

While self-driving hovercrafts ala the Jetsons are still pretty far out, robots are decidedly here for good. The Twin Cities recently showed off two examples of how robots are becoming a part of our everyday lives.

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March 1, 2018 12:23 PM by Tennant Company

180 facility decision makers answered questions on their thoughts and strategies behind reducing silica dust exposure and a new rule that OSHA estimates will save over 600 lives each year. See what others are doing to solve for silica dust.

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February 26, 2018 8:35 AM by Tennant Company

After a long winter, your facilities may need some extra attention. Harsh winter weather can make your facility an eye sore or even worse, a hazard to pedestrians. Consider these cleaning tips to help you get ready for spring.

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February 22, 2018 8:27 AM by Tennant Company

Hard floor maintenance is an important part of keeping your floors in good condition. Use our DIRT method for hard floor maintenance to ensure your floors get the glisten.

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February 19, 2018 8:37 AM by Tennant Company

You know you need every dollar in your facilities budget. In order to set that budget well and to defend it, you need to correctly calculate workloading levels to set staffing for maximum effectiveness. Learn more about smart workloading and staffing in an in-depth webinar.

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February 15, 2018 8:39 AM by Tennant Company

Continuous improvement is a challenge for most organizations, whether a small BSC or large manufacturing company. Read how Tennant’s own journey has progressed by investing in people, processes and tools.

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February 12, 2018 8:41 AM by Tennant Company

Technology connects everything, even in the janitorial industry. “Connected cleaning” allows companies to make decisions and drive behaviors. Smart technology has expanded to floor care equipment, putting powerful tools right at your fingertips.

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February 8, 2018 8:39 AM by Tennant Company

It’s easy to dismiss planned maintenance as another expense being pushed on a buyer. Consider the benefits of preventative care when making a decision to buy new equipment. The plans can save you money in the long run.

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February 5, 2018 8:05 AM by Tennant Company

The maintenance of soft floor coverings like carpet requires a reasonable and methodical schedule using a variety of cleaning techniques. Read more for soft floor cleaning best practices.

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February 1, 2018 9:35 AM by Tennant Company

Do you have worn concrete floors? Create a hassle-free stone care maintenance program with our 10 tips and tricks.

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January 29, 2018 12:29 PM by Tennant Company

Explore the 40 year history of Tennant walk-behind scrubbers, from our first purpose-built machine in 1978 to the innovations of today.

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January 25, 2018 8:53 AM by Tennant Company

When buying small cleaning equipment, take the time to analyze a facility’s needs and challenges. This article from Facility Cleaning Decisions reviews some of the things to consider.

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January 22, 2018 9:09 AM by Tennant Company

The signs are up, the locals are talking, and a hashtag or two may have even cropped up on social media: there's a big event coming, and you are - for better or worse - right in the proverbial line of fire for an influx of visitors. While a crowd descending on a city is great news for business sales, it also demands unique solutions to ensure you are ready and that "business as usual" can resume after the event is over. Here are a few things you'll want to consider to prepare before, during, and after a major event in your locale:

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January 18, 2018 8:32 AM by Tennant Company

Using environmentally-friendly products and practices whenever possible is simply the right thing to do. It’s also great for your bottom line.

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January 15, 2018 8:41 AM by Tennant Company

Ah, cold and flu season… We all know that germs spread fast in an office. There’s a scientific study that shows exactly how that happens, and suggests a common-sense approach to cleaning high-touch surfaces to help maintain a healthy workplace!

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January 11, 2018 8:27 AM by Tennant Company

We surveyed over 200 building service contractor (BSC) decision makers to learn more about their biggest challenges, strategies for business growth and what matters most. Read more for the current state of the BSC.

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January 8, 2018 8:03 AM by Tennant Company

Beginning a new start-up and want to ensure you wow your client? We walk you through making the right early decisions to help ensure the success of the job.

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January 4, 2018 8:21 AM by Tennant Company

Sustainability plans can combine strategies for building a sustainable future with sound business goals. Many companies are asking their business partners how their environmental practices fit – learn more about Tennant’s eco-advantaged products and practices.

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December 28, 2017 8:31 AM by Tennant Company

Dazed and confused by the sometimes-conflicting information you get when you Google your questions on equipment batteries? We answer some frequent customer questions on battery performance.

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December 21, 2017 8:26 AM by Tennant Company

There’s something very hopeful about turning over the calendar to the new year. What do you plan to accomplish in 2018?

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December 18, 2017 8:43 AM by Tennant Company

Does the winter bring your buildings slush and salt, or dust and debris? No matter what your winter cleaning challenges are, considering a few simple questions can help manage the job.

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December 14, 2017 8:52 AM by Tennant Company

We all creak a little bit as we age, and floor cleaning equipment is no different. Our 14-point maintenance checklist details the critical items to watch for as you maintain equipment that may be reaching the creaky stage.

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December 11, 2017 9:07 AM by Tennant Company

Choosing the right floor cleaning partner for your business takes time and effort. Use our list of considerations to ensure you’re looking for the right qualities in a partner.

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December 7, 2017 8:31 AM by Tennant Company

Cleaning in quiet areas, like hospitals, can be a challenge. Use these best practices to ensure your cleaning equipment cleans quietly and effectively.

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December 7, 2017 8:19 AM by Tennant Company

You’ve made an investment in your coated floors and expect them to perform for your facility for a long time. Protect your investment by maintaining your coated floors — here are six common-sense tips to help.

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November 30, 2017 8:26 AM by Tennant Company

Traditionally, orbital scrubbers were unwieldy machines pulled out of storage for projects like floor stripping. Today’s floor scrubbers do that work, and can also handle daily cleaning tasks – making them a great choice for budget-conscious facilities.

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November 27, 2017 8:37 AM by Tennant Company

Not sure which brush or squeegee you need? Interested in comparing equipment features as part of your buying process? Tennant’s website has robust tools to help.

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November 20, 2017 8:45 AM by Tennant Company

It’s easy to get caught up in busy schedules at the holidays. This Thanksgiving, take a moment to appreciate the work that goes into making public and private spaces ready for you, and the workers who make it happen.

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November 16, 2017 8:22 AM by Tennant Company

Do your cleaning methods rely on loud machines or chemicals with harsh odors? These can disrupt patient care or even contribute to breathing issues in patients with compromised health. Learn more about health care cleaning best practices and download a free white paper.

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November 13, 2017 8:17 AM by Tennant Company

14 million school days per year are missed due to asthma and allergies made worse by poor indoor air quality. Learn best practices for maintaining clean schools to keep your students and staff safe.

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November 9, 2017 9:50 AM by Tennant Company

Price versus total cost. How do you get the best value for your investment when sourcing new equipment?

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November 6, 2017 8:35 AM by Tennant Company

First impressions can make or break a customer’s experience in your store. Learn how to make a great one with our Guide to Shine blog series.

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November 2, 2017 9:12 AM by Tennant Company

The air we breathe indoors can be as toxic as the air we breathe outside. Use these tips to proactively maintain the indoor air quality of your facility.

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October 30, 2017 9:00 AM by Tennant Company

Analyze which small space floor cleaning tools are right for you with several easy steps.

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October 26, 2017 8:15 AM by Tennant Company

Clean stores matter, and can help ensure customers come back in the future. We’re sharing 3 reasons it pays to keep your store shining and bright for the holidays.

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October 23, 2017 9:05 AM by Tennant Company

Start your sustainability program planning with an audit of your current practices.

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October 19, 2017 8:04 AM by Tennant Company

As winter approaches and your store becomes busy with holiday shoppers, make your holiday cleaning plan so your store will glisten from top to bottom. Use our 12-point checklist to clean smarter, not hard, this holiday season. 

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October 16, 2017 8:20 AM by Tennant Company

Are grimy floors costing you business? Make sure you know the facts to ensure you’re not pushing away customers with a sub-par floor care program.

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October 12, 2017 7:45 AM by Tennant Company

When you’re in the middle of the holiday rush, every minute counts. Keep your store’s productivity on track with high-efficiency tools and proactive planning. Read more about how to streamline everyday tasks ahead of the rush.

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October 9, 2017 7:17 AM by Tennant Company

Getting the right parts for your Tennant equipment helps keep your fleet up and running. Easy-to-use- tools on the Tennant website streamline your order process.

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October 5, 2017 8:01 AM by Tennant Company

Have you ever wondered how Tennant processes its reconditioned machines before they get to you? Watch this short video to learn more about our Recon process. 

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October 2, 2017 10:05 AM by Tennant Company

National Custodial Workers Day may be a good reminder to say ‘Thank you’, but there are better ways to show cleaning staff members that they’re valued – every day.

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September 28, 2017 8:15 AM by Tennant Company

Optimize production while keeping costs under control is a constant struggle. Check out eight quick tips on reducing your labor costs.

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September 25, 2017 9:20 AM by Tennant Company

Hear directly from Tennant’s Vice President of Marketing, David Strohsack, who shares how our employees and customers connect with the Tennant brand, and how it goes far beyond cleaning equipment.

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September 21, 2017 8:45 AM by Tennant Company

Tennant Company offers best practices for cleaning outdoors to minimize dirt and debris being brought into campus facilities.

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September 18, 2017 7:50 AM by Tennant Company

Gene Woodard, Director of the Building Services Department at the University of Washington, presented his experience in using data to measure and drive performance in his cleaning program at ISSA 2017.

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September 14, 2017 6:11 AM by Tennant Company

Tennant is proud to support organizations that engage with and advance all people in the cleaning industry. 

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September 11, 2017 10:05 AM by Tennant Company

What do children of Tennant employees learn from their parents about cleaning equipment, and how do they think it applies to their schools? We hope you enjoy this video as much as we do.

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