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Cintas Honors “Best-of-the-Best” School Custodians During Nationwide Contest

Source: Business Wire

Cintas’ sixth-annual Custodian of the Year contest kicks off Feb. 4

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 4, 2019-- Do you know a custodian who works tirelessly to keep their school clean and safe for students and staff? Starting today, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) is accepting nominations for its sixth-annual Custodian of the Year contest to honor the best-of-the-best amongst school janitors and custodians. Nominations for the $10,000 prize package will be accepted online at through March 4, 2019.

Created to shine a spotlight on janitors who often receive little recognition for their hard work and dedication, the contest will award $5,000 to the winning custodian and $5,000 in Cintas and Rubbermaid products and services to the winning custodian’s school. A $500 cash prize will be awarded to an additional top nine finalists.

“Often the heart of the school, custodians go above and beyond every day to make sure our children have a positive learning environment,” said Jillian Bauer, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “Whether that’s through handing out high-fives or making sure school surfaces are clean and germ-free, we created this contest to thank those that often go unnoticed.”

After nearly 450,000 votes were tabulated following last year’s contest, Bob Cook of Sands Montessori School in Cincinnati was crowned the 2018 Janitor of the Year. Cook accepted his award during a surprise student assembly complete with chants of “Mr. Bob! Mr. Bob!” from family, staff and more than 700 overjoyed students.

Cintas’ Custodian of the Year contest is open to all elementary, middle, high school and university custodians who have worked at their school for at least two years. Nominations must be 500 words or less on why the nominee is deserving of the award.

As a premier sponsor of this year’s contest, Rubbermaid Commercial Products’ Vice President of Marketing, Marta Aebischer, said, “We are proud to partner with Cintas to recognize the 2019 Custodian of the Year. We know that custodians work tirelessly every day to keep school environments safe and clean for students, and they deserve to be recognized for their contributions. Rubbermaid Commercial Products is dedicated to delivering cleaning solutions that help all custodial staff members complete their daily tasks more efficiently.”

The deadline for Custodian of the Year nominations is March 4. The top 10 finalists will be announced on March 19, at which time the public will be asked to vote for their favorite through April 19. The finalist receiving the most votes will be crowned Custodian of the Year.

For more information regarding the Custodian of the Year contest, please contact Jennifer Petersen at A high-res Custodian of the Year logo is available via email or Dropbox at

About Cintas Corporation

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Readyto open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

About Rubbermaid Commercial Products:

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), headquartered in Huntersville, N.C., is a manufacturer of innovative, solution-based products for commercial and institutional markets worldwide. Since 1968, RCP has pioneered technologies and system solutions in the categories of food services, sanitary maintenance, waste handling, material transport and away-from-home washroom and safety products. RCP, an ISO 9001:2000 manufacturer, is part of Newell Rubbermaid’s global portfolio of leading brands and continues to develop innovative products. Visit

Source: Cintas Corporation

Jennifer Petersen
Mulberry Marketing Communications

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