Cintas & Carhartt Announce 2013 Cold Crew Winners

  Cintas & Carhartt Announce 2013 Cold Crew Winners

     New Hampshire Arborist Foreman James Tatem Named Grand Prize Winner

Business Wire

CINCINNATI -- April 29, 2013

Thousands of online votes have been tallied, and arborist foreman James Tatem
from Hooksett, NH has been named the grand prize winner in the second annual
Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew contest. He will be sent on an all-expenses-paid
trip for two to the CMA Music Festival June 6 – 9 in Nashville, TN.

Dave Bensette, a mail carrier from Tecumseh, Ontario, and Dawn Martin, a
cattle rancher from Beulah, ND were named second and third place winners and
will each receive $50 in Carhartt merchandise for their participation.

Cintas Corporation and Carhartt launched the second 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.

“The durability and excellent strength of Carhartt products keep me warm
through the New England winters,” says James. “Working outside in the elements
can be tough, but with Carhartt, winter is my favorite season.”

Congratulations to the other Cold Crew finalists who competed this year:

  *Armand Cournoyer, an electrical inspector from Lorette, MB, Canada
  *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
  *Cynthia Gottwald, a mail carrier from Toronto, ON Canada
  *Tim Ahlstrom, a framing contractor from Arvada, CO

“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.”

“On behalf of Carhartt, we’d like to congratulate James Tatem for his
well-deserved win in addition to all of the other finalists of the 2013 Cold
Crew contest,” said Rick Fecowicz, Director of Licensing at Carhartt. “This
competition celebrates the values of hard-work and commitment. We at Carhartt
hold these values and our consumers who wear our products in the highest
regard – congratulations to all of our Cold Crew entrants and thank you for
all that you do.”

More information about the winners and finalists, including their entry essays
and photos, can be found at

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 24 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 $31 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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