Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew Voting Begins

  Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew Voting Begins

  Voting to take place Mar. 11 – 31 at

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CINCINNATI -- March 11, 2013

Nominations for the second annual Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew contest have
closed, and it’s time for the public to select the most worthy cold-weather
worker out of our top finalists at the contest website. Voting takes place
beginning March 11^th, and the grand prize winner will be announced in early
April. He or she will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the CMA
Music Festival from June 6 – 9 in Nashville, TN.

The Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew finalists, in no particular order, are:

  *Armand Cournoyer, an electrical inspector from Lorette, MB, Canada
  *James Tatem, an arborist foreman from Hooksett, NH
  *Rebecca Barrett, a property management laborer from Negaunee, MI
  *Amanda Smith, a water and sewer superintendent from Winterport, ME
  *Paul Wright, a certified pump operator from Pineville, NC
  *Dawn Martin, a horse and cattle rancher from Beulah, ND
  *Dave Bensette, a mail carrier from Tecumseh, ON Canada
  *Cynthia Gottwald, a mail carrier from Toronto, ON Canada
  *Tim Ahlstrom, a framing contractor from Arvada, CO

More information about these finalists, including their entry essays and
downloadable photos, can be found at

“This contest is a great reflection of the character of our companies,” says
Brad Heizman, Director of Garment Strategy at Cintas Corporation. “Both
Carhartt and Cintas are known for providing tough, durable products and
quality, dependable service, and we want to recognize the workers who reflect
those same characteristics.”

Cintas Corporation and Carhartt launched the 2^nd Annual Cintas & Carhartt
Cold Crew contest in September 2012 after the success of the previous year’s
competition. The contest targets workers in the U.S. and Canada whose jobs
require them to endure tough conditions in cold temperatures. These
individuals were encouraged to share their stories and photos and explain why
Carhartt workwear is essential to their jobs.

”We’re excited for the voting round of the Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew
contest, a competition that truly highlights the hardworking spirit of men and
women across the country, and we look forward to the continued success of our
rental work wear partnership with Cintas,” said Rick Fecowicz, director of
Carhartt Licensing.

About Cintas Corporation

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized
services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas
designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and
provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet
cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products
and services and document management services for approximately 900,000
businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global
Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard &
Poor’s 500 Index.

About Carhartt, Inc.

Established in 1889, Carhartt is a global premium work wear brand with a rich
heritage of developing rugged apparel for workers on and off the job.
Headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., with more than 4,400 employees worldwide,
Carhartt is privately owned and managed by the descendants of the company‘s
founder, Hamilton Carhartt. For more information, visit

About CMA Music Festival

Featuring concerts, autograph signings, family activities, and more, CMA Music
Festival is the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience – a four-day celebration
of America’s music. In 2012, the event drew a record-setting 71,000 fans from
all 50 states and 26 nations and, for the third consecutive year, sold out in
advance each night at LP Field for the star-packed Nightly Concerts. According
to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, direct visitor spending
generated by the Festival totaled more than $35 million. CMA Music Festival is
a four-time winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association’s
LIVE! Award for Festival of the Year (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010). CMA Music
Festival will once again be filmed for a national television special to air on
the ABC Television Network. This is the 11^th consecutive year that the event
has been filmed for a network television special, a feat no other music
festival has achieved. "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" will be
executive-produced by Robert Deaton.


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