ADDING MULTIMEDIA Tennant Company T12 Compact Rider Scrubber Wins 2013 GOOD DESIGN Award

  ADDING MULTIMEDIA Tennant Company T12 Compact Rider Scrubber Wins 2013 GOOD
  DESIGN Award

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- March 17, 2014

Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and
marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, has
been honored with a 2013 GOOD DESIGN™ Award given for the Industrial Design
excellence of its T12 compact rider scrubber. GOOD DESIGN remains the oldest
and most recognized program for design excellence worldwide and is organized
annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in
cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban
Studies. The T12 was introduced in 2013 and also received the ISSA Visitors’
Choice Innovation Award in November of the same year.

Tennant Company T12 Compact Rider Scrubber (Photo: Tennant Company)

Tennant Company T12 Compact Rider Scrubber (Photo: Tennant Company)

According to John Ickes, Sr. Principal Industrial Designer for Tennant
Company, the T12 design was the result of an effort to think outside of
traditional cleaning machine design. “The T12 design emerged from a challenge
put forth by our CEO, Chris Killingstad, to start with a clean sheet of paper
and think beyond any boundaries. Taking on the challenge and leaving nothing
on the table is how good design is born and how Tennant continues to create
innovative products that attempt to exceed expectations of our customers.”

“We are incredibly proud of our GOOD DESIGN award and appreciate being honored
alongside well known design powerhouses like BMW and Apple^®. We strive to
build products that match world-class aesthetics with the performance and user
experience our customers demand of a Tennant product. Additionally, we view
each new project as a challenge to go beyond what has been done before and
continue to seek new ways to surprise and delight our customer. More than just
aesthetics, good design begins with empathy for our customers and the
challenges they face in their daily cleaning efforts. At the end of the day,
our products only have one chance to make a good first impression, and we feel
that leveraging good design is a key differentiator in the marketplace,” Ickes
added.

About the T12 Rider Scrubber

The T12 meets a wide variety of market and application needs through:

  *Performance and productivity - delivers a high performance level of
    cleaning; is highly maneuverable, powerful and can reach tight spaces with
    its smaller, compact footprint and tight turning radius, resulting in
    reduced cleaning time.
  *Environmental health & safety - risk of slip-and-fall accidents is also
    reduced with the Tennant squeegee and powerful vacuum system that deliver
    a virtually dry floor. The T12 operates quietly with a low dBA level to
    allow for cleaning any time, especially in noise-sensitive areas.
  *Sustainability - when equipped with ec-H2O™ technology, the T12 can scrub
    up to three times longer with a single tank of water and use up to 70%
    less water than conventional floor scrubbing methods.

For 2013, the Museum received submissions from several thousand of the world’s
leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms from around the
world representing the most important and critical mass of influential
corporations worldwide in the design industry from over 48 countries. All
awards and winners are posted on The Chicago Athenaeum’s website at
chi-athenaeum.org.

About The GOOD DESIGN Awards
Founded in Chicago in 1950, GOOD DESIGN remains the oldest and the world's
most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. The GOOD DESIGN™
Awards, conferred annually by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture
and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban
Studies, bestow international recognition upon the world’s most prominent
designers and manufacturers for advancing new, visionary and innovative
product concepts, invention and originality, and for stretching the envelope
beyond what is considered basic product and consumer design. All awards and
winners are posted on The Chicago Athenaeum's website at chi-athenaeum.org.

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, visitwww.tennantco.com.

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Contact:

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Kelly Olson, 612-483-5685
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or
Jean Golden, 612-385-2324
jean@prsway.com
or
Tennant Company
Kathryn Lovik, 763-540-1212
Global Communications Director
 
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