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August 31, 2015

Spartan Hosts 16th Annual BSC Seminar All Attendees Receive CITS® Certification

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MAUMEE, OH. — August 31, 2015 — Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market, today announced the training and certification of nearly 50 building service contractor attendees during their annual BSC Seminar.

Each year Spartan hosts a two day seminar focused on BSCs and relevant topics facing their industry. This year, the seminar focused on the importance of training and leveraged the new ISSA CITS program to confer advanced pro certification to the attendees. The Cleaning Industry Training Standard (CITS) program is designed to increase professionalism and demonstrate a commitment to effective training. Specifically, the program is focused on training and certifying frontline cleaning professionals to a set industry standard.

“With the release of the new CITS standard, we thought it would be valuable to offer this accreditation to our BSC partners at our annual seminar,” said John Swigart, President, Spartan Chemical Company. “We congratulate the inaugural group of CITS certified facilities professionals on their commitment to growth and performance.”

During the two day seminar, CITS training was administered via Spartan’s CleanCheck® Training System, which is a CITS verified training program for advance pro certification in the following areas: Hard Floor Care, Health Care, Carpet Care, Restroom Care, Hazcom Communication, and School/Education Institution. Additionally, David Frank, President, AICS spoke on using training to increase value and retain customers and employees in order to generate an overall improved value proposition to the market.

About CleanCheck® Training System

Spartan’s CleanCheck® Training system ensures that staff will master the proper procedures that promote a safe and clean environment. CleanCheck offers modules covering basic and advanced topics for cleaning Offices, Restrooms, Hard Floors, and Carpeting, as well as, Health Care and Educational facilities. In addition, comprehensive Safety modules demonstrate Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and GHS OSHA HAZCOM. All modules include bilingual, online and DVD based tutorials, laminated training cards, interactive tests, and an instructor manual. CleanCheck is a thorough program that trains employees and keeps cleaning operations compliant.

About Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.

Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. has been a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market since 1956. A proud US employer, Spartan manufactures high quality products from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Maumee, OH and sells both domestically and internationally through a selective network of distribution. Spartan’s chemical products and services are used in building service contractor, education, healthcare, food service and processing, lodging/hospitality, and industrial markets.

About ISSA

The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA has a membership that includes more than 7,000 distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer representative, building service contractor, in-house service provider, and associated service members. ISSA helps its members and their employees make valuable contacts through the industry’s largest cleaning shows, produced in conjunction with Amsterdam RAI under the brand name ISSA/INTERCLEAN®.

ISSA also helps increase members’ professionalism and success through its popular global website, www.issa.com, and by offering business tools, educational products, industry standards, publications, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry. It is through these initiatives that ISSA helps its members demonstrate the true value of clean to their varied constituents.

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