Sales: $167 million.
Key Personnel: Stephen H. Swigart, chairman; John Swigart, president; Jim Lenardson, executive vice president; Scott Libbe, chief financial officer and treasurer; Greg Ford, vice president, sales; Dave Reed, vice president, national accounts.
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 Clothline Fresh.
Comments: Sales rose 3% last year, according to company executives. With the US economy continuing to limp along at 2% growth, and with hospitality and food service struggling, successful I&I companies have had to look for new efficiencies. In 2012, Spartan did just that by adding two new high-speed filling lines that have contributed to operational functions, according to company executives.
The laundry and ware wash lines introduced several years ago continue to gain market share. Several new products are expected to debut in January.