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Cintas Receives "Service Partnership Award" from Chesterfield Community Services Board - Richmond, VA

Company Recognized for Providing Opportunities to People with Disabilities

The Chesterfield County Community Services Board recently honored Cintas Corporations’ Richmond facility with its “Service Partnership Award” for exemplifying excellence in hiring, accommodating and serving individuals with disabilities. The award represents the highest level of recognition given by Chesterfield Employment Services for support of their mission – the normalization and integration of workers with developmental disabilities.

“We’re honored to be recognized by Chesterfield Employment Services,” said Cintas General Manager, Howard Baron. “The award reflects the culture of our company and the character of our employee-partners in Richmond , as well as at all of our Cintas locations.”

For years, Cintas has been working with Chesterfield Employment Services to provide opportunities to people with disabilities. Cintas’ Richmond facility now provides career training opportunities to 10 people whose job responsibilities help bring them into the mainstream workforce.

“Cintas has been an excellent supporter of our efforts to place our consumers in competitive employment,” said George Braunstein, Executive Director of the Chesterfield Community Service Board. “We congratulate and thank Cintas for their support.”

Cintas’ Richmond facility is one of nine Cintas operations in Virginia . The company employs 850 people in the state and 28,000 across North America.

Cintas received numerous awards for its support of persons with disabilities in 2004, including: The “Contractor of the Year Award” from JVS (Jewish Vocational Services) in Detroit , Michigan , the “APSE Award” from the Massachusetts Association for Persons in Supported Employment, and a “Certificate of Appreciation” from the Mid-Hudson Employment Alliance in Newburgh, New York.

Located in Richmond , VA , Chesterfield Employment Services (CES) has been placing workers with developmental disabilities in companies throughout Central Virginia for over 25 years. CES is a division of the Chesterfield County Community Services Board.

About Cintas
Headquartered in Cincinnati , 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 and first aid and safety products to over 550,000 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 35 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings, to date.


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