Sales: $190 million.
Key Personnel: Stephen H. Swigart, chairman; John Swigart, president; Jim Lenardson, executive vice president; Scott Libbe, chief financial officer; Justin Black, treasurer; Greg Ford, vice president, sales; Dave Reed, vice president, national accounts; Bill Schalitz, vice president of research and development; John Roemer, vice president, supply chain; Don Papenfus, vice president, operations; Bryan Mangum, general sales manager; Cali Sartor, director of marketing.
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 hygiene; air freshener and odor eliminators, vehicle care, food and kitchen sanitation. Spartan’s chemical products and services are used in building service contractor, education, health care, food service and processing, lodging/hospitality, and industrial markets.
New Products: Xcelente Odor Eliminator, Clear Air Odor Eliminator, Xcelente Ready to use Multi-Purpose Cleaner, Bed Bug and Lice Killer, Xtreme Vehicle Care for car wash facilities, CleanCheck Kitchen Services, HealthyCheck Long-Term Care.
Comments: Spartan Chemical Company has been a leader in the formulation and manufacture of cleaning and sanitation solutions for the I&I market since 1956. The company is now revving its engines in car care. Why? There are more than 27,000 car washes in operation in the US that use janitorial items and vehicle wash chemicals. Car washes accounted for about eleven percent of commercial industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning chemical demand in 2009 and demand for I&I cleaning chemicals in commercial car washes is expected to increase 5.6% annually.
For the sector, Spartan touts Xtreme Vehicle Care, a complete line of products developed to meet the needs of car wash facilities. Designed to provide the utmost flexibility for both distributors and car wash operators, Xtreme Vehicle Care products can be used in self-serve, full-serve conveyor, as well as in-bay automatic facilities. Leveraging the latest in technology for each of the Xtreme Vehicle Care products, this highly concentrated line is formulated to meet car was operators exacting standards.
“According to a survey that we conducted, many of our current distributor partners were already actively selling to car wash facilities,” said John Swigart, president, Spartan Chemical Company. “By adding a solution for car wash chemicals, now they can offer the same efficiency of logistics for the entire car wash operation.”
With Xtreme Vehicle Care, car wash owners and operators can count on providing a clean, dry vehicle every time, with a chemical line-up that simplifies the ordering process and adapts to the cleaning systems in their facility. The line includes 13 products spanning from Xtreme High pH Presoak that penetrates road film and grime, organic soils, petroleum based oils and particulate debris to Xtreme Weather Shield that provides long-lasting shine, gloss, weather resistancy and water repellency.