Minnesota Zoo Media Contact

If you are a member of the press, please contact: Kelly Lessard
Public Relations Manager
Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
952.431.9217 direct
952.431.9300 fax
[email protected]

Apple Valley, MINN – May 2, 2016 – Tennant Company, a leader in designing and manufacturing cleaning equipment and solutions for industrial and commercial users, will perform spring cleaning for the Minnesota Zoo on May 3/4, 2016 as part of a commitment to giving back to the community.

Tennant will donate its equipment and volunteer time for this event: more than 75 employee volunteers will arrive early to sweep parking lots, clear trails, and scrub floors – helping to get the facilities ready for spring guests and the Zoo’s annual black-tie fundraiser, the Beastly Ball, on May 7.

This is Tennant Company’s second year of spring cleaning at the Minnesota Zoo.  Tennant Company supports its employees giving back to our communities through several events each year.  Most recently, more than 800 Tennant employees volunteered in two separate events in Nevada and Colorado to support deployed and veteran U.S. military personnel through Operation Gratitude.  In total, Tennant employees donate more than 3,500 hours of volunteer time annually to support our communities.

Minnesota Zoo Schedule:

Tuesday, May 3                       Early crew arrives at 6 a.m.
Morning crew arrives at 8:30 a.m.
Afternoon crew arrives at noon.

Wednesday, May 4                 Early crew arrives at 6 a.m.
Morning crew arrives at 8:30 a.m.
Afternoon crew arrives at noon.


Minneapolis-based Tennant Company (TNC) is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that empower customers to achieve quality cleaning performance, significantly reduce their environmental impact and help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; detergent-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading surfaces. Tennant’s global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; Uden, The Netherlands; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China; and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit www.tennantco.com.

The Minnesota Zoo is a year-round destination located in Apple Valley, just minutes south of Mall of America. Its mission is to connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. For more information, call 952.431.9500 or visit mnzoo.org. The Minnesota Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and an institutional member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).