Cintas Ranked Among British Columbia's Best Employers
Third Consecutive Year Company Earns Spot On BC Business Magazine's "Best List"
CINCINNATI , OH, January 13, 2006 - Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) was listed among British Columbia 's best employers according to the December edition of BC Business Magazine. In a study designed to identify the province's 25 best companies to work for, BC Business commissioned Watson Wyatt Worldwide to survey employees and managers from leading companies across British Columbia . Earning the eighth spot on the list, the 2005 results mark the third consecutive year Cintas finished in the top-ten.
"We work hard to create an environment where great people want to work and where talented people want to stay," said Kevin McCrum, Cintas' BC General Manager. More than 7,500 people applied for jobs at Cintas in British Columbia last year.
To create the list, Watson Wyatt measured employee responses to lead indicators of "productive engagement," the factors that influence employee commitment and participation in the corporate vision . (1) Alignment - the extent to which employees know what to do , (2) Capability - the extent to which employees know how to do it , (3) Resources, the extent to which employees have the tools to do it , and (4) Motivation - the extent to which employees want to do it - contributed to the company's overall high ranking.
Cintas employs 145 people in British Columbia , and the company employs approximately 30,000 at 350 facilities across North America .
In addition to BC Business Magazine, Report on Business Magazine named Cintas the number one employer in Canada for 2006, and Fortune Magazine listed Cintas among America's "Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year in 2005.
About Cintas Corporation
Headquartered in Cincinnati , Ohio , Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America . Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services to approximately 700,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a Nasdaq-100 company and component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. The Company has achieved 36 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings, to date.