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Archive for '2019'
Americans produce 25% more waste during the holiday season. Learn 5 environmentally-smart tips to help cut back waste during the holidays.
Tennant recently began sponsoring the University of Minnesota’s Solar Vehicle Project, which is a team of students who builds solar cars and races them in competitions around the world. Read more about our sponsorship and the missions of the Solar Vehicle Project.
Lithium ion technology is changing the face of the floor cleaning industry. Learn how lithium-ion batteries can make your cleaning operation more efficient, safer and less expensive over the long haul.
Enhancing your company’s sustainability practices is more than just the right thing to do for the environment, it also impacts your business. Increasingly, consumers are using sustainability as a lens to support their buying decisions. Discover what you can do to improve your sustainability efforts and your business results.
Tennant Company employees are all about giving back to their communities and living out one of our core values of stewardship. See how we helped the earth in 2019.
Lithium-ion batteries are popular, and pricey. But what exactly are you paying for? We discuss the benefits you get when you buy the technology.
The safety of employees and visitors is of the utmost importance as a business owner, and adding technology, like robotics, to your business brings additional safety considerations. Read about our top 3 robotics safety questions and their answers!
Making great business decisions can be difficult, but knowing how to use data can enable better, more informed decisions so you don’t miss the latest trends. Find out how to use data to understand trends and business opportunities, and make the best decisions possible.
Tennant shines the spotlight on two of its many talented employees: Business Systems Analyst, Lynn Lewis and IT Business Analyst, Ashok Sunkavalli. Their ability to innovate helped increase employee efficiency and serve our customers better.
Vacuuming is a critical part of keeping any facility clean, which means a vacuum is a staple in every cleaning closet. Canister vacuums are just one option out of many on the market. Read about the benefits of canister vacuums and decide if they are the right choice for your business.
The holiday shopping rush is getting closer, so plan ahead to keep your retail store clean and safe throughout the chaos with these 5 tips.
How does Tennant determine which products to make and what is the process for designing new floor cleaning equipment? Tenant’s Director of Industrial Design and Innovation, John Ickes, tells us more about Industrial Design and the product innovation process.
Carpet extractors are a necessity for professional cleaners who want to ensure their buildings look great. Follow these tips to determine the type of extractor that's right for your needs.
School custodians deserve much more recognition than they receive. On a daily basis, they make personal connections with students and staff, on top of their day-to-day school maintenance and cleaning tasks. We want to recognize the best custodians in the US and Canada with the #CustodiansAreKey contest!
Tennant Company continuously strives to improve sustainability efforts each year and we’re proud of the progress we made in 2018! Read more to see highlights of our 2018 sustainability report and access the full document.
What went on at Tennant Kids Day 2019? Lego, pollinators, and tours, oh my! Read more to see how we roll out the red carpet for kids each year!
You may think a buffer and burnisher are the same, but when it comes to floor care, the machines perform very different jobs. Learn what makes a buffer different from a burnisher and how you can decide which is right for your needs.
Reconditioned cleaning equipment is a great way to purchase a high quality cleaning machine while saving money, especially when you get all of the benefits of purchasing new. Read more to learn about 5 reasons it pays to purchase pre-owned cleaning equipment.
Technology is moving faster than ever, and robotics is no different. But what can it actually do for your business? Read more to learn how robotic floor scrubbers are more than just a fancy new toy.
Buying a commercial vacuum cleaner doesn’t have to be confusing. Use this article to help you make the right choice for your needs when you’re in the market for a new vacuum.
Cleaning small restaurant spaces involves making big decisions about the cleaning program. Tennant offers 10 tips to consider when examining your program.
Polished concrete is a popular choice for floors because it’s attractive and easy to maintain—but there are still steps to take to keep your floors looking great. Review these five tips for maintaining your polished concrete floors.
Tennant shines the spotlight on one of our many talented employees: Strategic Accounts Specialist Ana Pereira. Her impactful work at Tennant ensures clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa receive the best customer service possible.
For Caravan Facilities Management’s customers, cleaning can impact productivity. Partnering with Tennant helps them minimize downtime for their cleaning equipment, ensuring customer satisfaction.
As there are more pressures on water resources, we have to think more about saving water while performing cleaning tasks. Making smart choices in equipment can save water and provide other benefits at the same time.
The robotic revolution is here. Does that mean that the jobs are going? Read on to separate fact from fiction about robots in business and employment. It may be different than you think.
Paying attention to cleaning outdoors offers benefits outside of a facility and in. Here are three reasons why.
With increasing demands for projects, shrinking budgets, and a defined and limited time to execute these projects, effective planning, staging, and executing summer projects is critical.
Battery performance can vary due to a variety of circumstances. Understanding why can boost confidence that a battery is performing as it should.
You might think you’re ready for a robotic cleaning machine, but without the proper facility type and cleaning processes, it may not be the right fit for your business. Take our quiz to see if your business is a good fit for robotics.
For facilities considering new or expanded sustainability initiatives, measuring results can present a challenge, but gathering and analyzing data are critical — they help you define success and plan for the future.
Generally, before robots can do their job, they need to be taught how to do it. That’s where mapping technology comes in. Learn about three mapping technologies used in robotics today.
There are two main ways of leasing equipment, capital leases and operating leases. A new change to the accounting standard means some balance sheet changes for companies that favor using operating leases, but there are still benefits to this type of lease.
Cleaning in a warehouse is more than just making things look nice. By maintaining a disciplined cleaning schedule, you can make a positive impact on productivity and across your supply chain.
Thanks to three types of cameras, robotic cleaning machines can see where they’re going and obstacles to avoid. These not only ensure the scrubbing robots are cleaning the correct space, but also make them safe to use around people in real-world environments.
While the mop and bucket are still a part of many school cleaning programs, see why many facilities are investing in small mechanized scrubbers to improve efficiency and enhance a school’s cleanliness.
New cleaning machine options are now available for Tennant’s popular T17 and M17. Facilities managers can choose different sweeping technologies, power source options, and other features to tailor their equipment.
Peek behind the curtain to see some of the steps that go into creating Tennant cleaning machines. From fabrication and assembly to inspection and delivery, our team works hard to consistently deliver high-quality floor cleaning machines that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world.
Almost every industry uses technology to capture data intended to improve the customer experience. Learn how retailers, hospitals, schools and hotels are making it work to their advantage.
Dirt, debris and clutter can impact warehouse efficiency. Tennant offers a few tips to help businesses plan cleaning processes to contribute to efficient business operations.
Have you ever wondered how manufacturing companies evolve to launch a new technology or product to the market? Read on to learn how Tennant’s Industrial Design team worked to modify the T7 ride-on scrubber for robotics and integrate BrainOS® technology.
Schools and universities face many challenges, including keeping their facilities clean. Check out this post, which provides an overview of 10 facility management industry trends from our webinar presented by Dave Frank, President of the American Institute for Cleaning Sciences (AICS).
Can Tennant machines stand up to big messes, sports cars and hockey pucks? See how our Sentinel® Street Sweeper and T600 Walk-Behind Floor Scrubber stood up to the challenges!
Stripping floors is a tedious process that involves harsh chemicals and back-breaking work. An orbital scrubber makes the finish removal process much easier without using any chemicals. Our step-by-step guide will walk you through prepping, top scrubbing and recoating floors in a way that saves water and is more earth friendly.
When you think of robots, you might think of Rosie from the Jetsons or R2D2. Believe it or not, robotic equipment has been used in manufacturing for decades and continues to get more advanced, efficient and valuable. Read today’s post for some common types of robots used in industrial settings.
For some students, indoor air quality is an important factor in the learning experience. Choosing cleaning equipment and practices that can contribute to good indoor air quality makes a difference.
While we don't celebrate the big 1-5-0 as a company until next year, 2019 marks the anniversary of several milestone events that helped shape Tennant into the company it is today.
If you’re not sure how to start project planning, think about conducting a cleaning audit to review your facilities and prioritize opportunities.