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New Foodservice Apparel Features Fashion-Forward Design and High Tech Function


CINCINNATI, OH, May, 2007 –Cintas will feature award-winning foodservice apparel designs, made with performance-driven materials that offer foodservice employees comfort, durability and stain resistance at the National Restaurant Association Show.  Cintas is currently experimenting with several antibacterial fabrics to offer foodservice operators. It is also working with organic fabrics, bamboo fabrics, and cocona fabrics, which effectively manage moisture, absorb odors, and offer UV protection.  Cintas’ textile development unit is focused on creating uniforms that are not only comfortable and durable, but also non-toxic, environmentally friendly and safe.

In addition to receiving customer feedback, Cintas also has a dozen designers on staff who constantly look at new ideas in terms of silhouettes and fabric.  Cintas recently developed a new uniform for McDonald’s of Canada in connection with its “I’m lovin’ it” re-branding campaign.  The challenge was to capture the youthful fashion sense of its employees while creating a uniform that they would love to wear.  The designers worked with McDonald’s supply chain and HR and developed a concept that worked with its brand. Bill Cronin, President of National Account Sales for Cintas, says, It was a homerun because it hit the three key areas: the employees liked to wear it, it was comfortable and it worked for them. Visit Cintas at booth #3624 to learn more about the wide variety of choices available to help any operation enhance its image.



About Cintas
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 Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a Nasdaq-100 company and component of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index.  The Company has achieved 37 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings, to date.  For more information about Cintas and their services, please call Pam Lowe, Vice President Corporate Communications, Cintas Corporation (513) 459-1200 or email lowep@cintas.com.

 



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