Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.
Spartan prides itself on offering end-to-end cleaning solutions for all your cleaning needs. As a result, you can save time and money by making Spartan your single source for virtually any product you require. For more than 60 years, Spartan has set the industry standard of excellence with unparalleled products and custodial management software and apps, and employee training programs. Spartan Chemical has an established global presence, spanning 5 continents in over 30 countries around the world.
More than sixty years ago, three young entrepreneurs had a dream to create a chemical company with high integrity, quality products and exceptional support to meet the needs of maintenance professionals.
In May of 1956, the founders, E.T. Swigart, Jr., Nord L. Simpson, and C.D. Werner, turned their dream into a reality by starting Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. Under the leadership of E.T. Swigart Jr., Spartan got its start in a 1,500 square foot building on Summit Street in downtown Toledo, Ohio. It was here the Company rolled out its first product — HD-10 All Purpose Cleaner. Later renamed SD-20, it became an industry leading synthetic detergent that is still sold today and is a favorite of NASCAR® pit crews.
From these humble beginnings, Spartan Chemical, Inc. now operates on a 135-acre campus in Maumee, Ohio, with a 600,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility. Today, Spartan Chemical is recognized as an international leader for the manufacturing of superior and cost-effective, maintenance cleaning products including industrial cleaners, disinfectants, wipes, skin care, food processing, laundry care, warewash, floor care products and more. Spartan products reach five continents – through over 500 national distributors in the United States and 53 international distributors and associates, with the support of more than 250 employees.
Over the years, employees' faces have changed and grown in number - and their contributions have been innumerable. Spartan's core values of commitment to high standards and quality products, supported by unparalleled customer service are the cornerstone that Spartan personnel have always embraced.
E.T. Swigart's dream was to create a company with integrity to match the quality products produced and sold. This level of integrity is fulfilled through every facet of the company today. Over the years, products have been developed that have revolutionized the maintenance industry with their cutting-edge chemistry and forward-thinking purpose.