Tennant Starts Search for Top Custodian

September 15, 2020 Tennant Starts Search for Top Custodian

Tennant Co. is now accepting nominations for its second-annual Custodians Are Key recognition program.

First launched in September 2019, the annual program recognizes the work K-12 custodians are doing in schools across the United States. Parents, teachers, and school administrators were invited to nominate custodians for their efforts to provide students with a healthy and safe educational environment through November 15. Tennant will then choose 12 finalists, who will each receive a US$500 gift card. The grand prize winner will be selected by May 14, 2021 and receives a prize valued at $5,000 while his or her school receives $10,000.

Kris Kantor, custodian at Hayes Elementary in Lakewood, Ohio, was crowned the grand prize winner of the inaugural round of Tennant’s Custodians Are Key program earlier this year. Tune below for a  Straight Talk with Jeff Cross segment featuring an exclusive interview with Kantor. And read more on Kantor’s story and his work at Hayes Elementary in this recent CMM article.

For more information on Tennant’s recognition program, visit

About Tennant 
Tennant Co. is a manufacturer of equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial, and outdoor environments as well as surface coatings for concrete floors. Tennant sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit