LeasePlan USA announced a new long-term relationship with Ecolab Inc. on July 21. The multi-year agreement includes funding, maintenance management, accident management, renewal management and fuel cards for Ecolab’s fleet of 6,500 domestic and 3,000 international vehicles. Ecolab, headquartered in St. Paul, MN, and with 2003 sales of $3.8 billion, is a leading global developer and marketer of cleaning, sanitizing, pest elimination, maintenance and repair products for the hospitality, foodservice, institutional and industrial markets. Ecolab has operations in more than 170 countries with a workforce of more than 21,000 associates.