Top Companies Report

46. Spartan Chemical Company

July 12, 2011

Maumee, OH

419.531.5551

Website: www.spartanchemical.com

Sales: $118 million


Sales:

$118 million.


Key Personnel:

Stephen H. Swigart, president and chairman of the board; John Swigart, executive vice president; Greg Ford, vice president of sales.


Major Products:

Chemical specialty maintenance products including a complete line of environmentally preferable products; bio-based products; products for disinfecting and sanitizing, hard floor care, carpet care, restroom care; hand cleaners; deodorants. Brands include Green Solutions, Clean by Peroxy, Biorenewables, Consume and Clothesline Fresh.


New Products:

Clothesline Fresh Detergent EP 18 and Clothesline Fresh Softener EP, both of which are DfE labeled.


Comments:

Spartan Chemical Company celebrated its 55th anniversary on May 10. Founded by E.T. Swigart, Jr., its top leadership remains all in the family as Stephen H. Swigart is the firm’s president and chairman and John Swigart is executive vice president.


This I&I company employs more than 250 and has approximately 550 selectively appointed distributors located throughout the US. According to Spartan, the firm’s physical plant continues to evolve, with recent additions pushing it up to more than 577,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing facilities on a 133-acre site. And this year, Spartan will break ground on another expansion project, this one expected to add an additional 100,000 square feet.


Spartan has rolled out two new environmentally preferred laundry products—Clothesline Fresh Detergent EP 18 and Clothesline Fresh Softener EP 19. In addition, Spartan added the DfE label to Clothesline Fresh No Dye-No Fragrance Laundry Detergent 13. All three of these environmentally preferred laundry products are available in a case of four gallons, five-gallon pails, 15-gallon drums and 55-gallon drums.


Spartan says it is focused on continuing a leadership role within the sustainability movement too, making advancements in sustainable products, and adjustments in operations to reduce its carbon footprint. In 2010, several energy improvements were implemented, includinga lighting retrofit with occupancy sensors, a new air compressor system and a new tank wash water heater.

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