OSHA Recognizes Cintas Distribution Center in Scranton, PA with Highest
SCRANTON, Pa. -- July 15, 2013
Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) announced today that its Distribution Center
(DC) in Scranton, PA has received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star
certification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
VPP is OSHA’s highest recognition for the practice of and commitment to
exemplary occupational safety and health.
“As we went through the process, I could see the employee-partners incorporate
safety into everything they do and challenge each other to become better,”
said Ryan Coleman, DC Manager. “That is why we achieved this great honor and
that is why I know we will continue to strive to improve our program each
day,” he added.
The Cintas Distribution Center in Scranton becomes first federal site in the
Global Supply Chain Division, the fourth DC and the 11^th Cintas location
nationwide to achieve this recognition.
The facility celebrated the honor with a ceremony held today and attended by
Cintas executives, OSHA representatives, Sen. John Blake (D-PA) and Rep. Frank
Farina (D-PA), who watched as the facility’s 90 employee-partners proudly
raised the VPP flag.
The Scranton site began the VPP certification process in May of 2011. The
designation required rigorous monthly audits and close collaboration between
management and employee-partners as the facility committed to an environment
of continuous safety improvement.
“This award would not have been possible without the full safety engagement of
all of our Scranton partners. World Class Safety only happens when it’s
embraced by every partner,” said Dave Wheeler, Senior Vice President, Global
Cintas Corporation has approximately 350 facilities throughout the world
actively pursuing VPP recognition by OSHA or the equivalent under a similar
certifying body. This includes operations in the U.S., Canada, the United
Kingdom, Mexico and Honduras.
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 supplies, tile and carpet cleaning,
promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services
and document management services for more than 1,00 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.
Heather Maley, Corporate Communications Manager, 513-701-2200
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