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New Floor Traction Treatment Service from Cintas Helps Foodservice Operators Improve Floor Safety

Service improves slip resistance to help prevent slips and falls

CHICAGO — May 7, 2012 — Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today launched a new floor traction treatment service for foodservice operations that helps prevent slips and falls. The service enhances the texture of floor surfaces, such as quarry tile, porcelain and unglazed ceramic tile prevalent in foodservice facilities to improve slip resistance. Details of the new service are available at Cintas booth #3624 at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) 2012 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

“No foodservice operator wants a slip-and-fall accident to happen, but the reality is that they occur every day,” said Ann Nickolas, Senior Director of Foodservice, Cintas. “A yearly traction treatment service substantially mitigates that risk, potentially saving customers thousands of dollars in injury or litigation costs.”

Throughout daily foodservice operations, dirt and grease fill the grooves in the floor surface making it more slippery. Cintas’ traction treatment service enhances floor traction by creating micro-textures in the floor surface.

To perform the traction treatment service, Cintas service professionals apply a specialized cleaning chemical across the floor to loosen the soils. They then agitate the surface using a special brush. The entire treatment takes less than an hour to complete and leaves floors available for immediate use. The service should be used in conjunction with a hard floor deep cleaning service to ensure floors remain in peak condition.

“Foodservice operators face enough challenges in their business to spend time worrying about a slip-and-fall accident,” added Nickolas. “When they use Cintas to clean and protect their floors, they have the peace of mind that they are using a program that will help protect their patrons, staff and business.”

For more information about Cintas’ safe floor solutions for foodservice, please visit

About Cintas:
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, 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.