July 11, 2016

Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market, was recognized by Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) and presented with the 2016 Navigator Award.

SMA’s Navigator Recognition program acknowledges top performances from the preceding year by both SMA Member Distributors, and by the Group’s Qualified Suppliers.  Spartan Chemical was recognized with SMA’s Navigator award for Supplier Achievement in Field Sales Excellence; an award based on the results of SMA’s annual survey of Member Distributors about performance quality, effectiveness and responsiveness of sales teams from each of the Group’s Qualified Suppliers.

“The Spartan Chemical sales team is very well respected by SMA members for its high levels of expertise and partnership with independent distributors in serving end-user customers”, said Dick McGann, President, Strategic Market Alliance. “Results from our annual survey of members bear this out, and we are pleased to recognize Spartan with our Navigator Award for Field Sales Excellence.”.

"Spartan exclusively sells through independent distribution," said John Swigart, President, Spartan Chemical. "This award acknowledges the dedication and partnership we have to this channel and with SMA distributors to secure their value and competitive position in the market."

The award was presented to Spartan Chemical by Dick McGann, President, Strategic Market Alliance during Alliance™ 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Spartan Chemical was represented by John Swigart, President, and Greg Ford, Vice President of Sales.

About Strategic Market Alliance
Strategic Market Alliance is an interdependent member-owned cooperative serving as a catalyst for optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of all stakeholders within our sphere of influence. Comprised of North America's leading janitorial, sanitation and foodservice distributors, SMA's mission is to create value-based business solutions that result in mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships between suppliers, member distributor owners and our mutual customers.

About Spartan Chemical Company
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, health care, food service and processing, lodging/hospitality, and industrial markets.

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