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Fort Smith Airport Restroom Wins 4th Annual "Cintas, America's Best Restroom Award"


CINCINNATI, OH, May 10, 2005 – The finest restroom in America is at the airport in Fort Smith, Arkansas - says the Internet public who cast online ballots in the 4 th annual “America’s Best Restroom” contest presented by Cincinnati-based Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS), a leading provider of restroom hygiene products and services. High-resolution images of the winner are available at www.bestrestroom.com.

The 2005 contest attracted nominations from businesses, theaters, and community colleges to hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, and airports. Ten finalists were selected based on exceptional hygiene, style and open access to the public.

Thousands of voters logged onto www.bestrestroom.com to participate. The top five finishers included:

  City Business Restroom Feature
1. Fort Smith, Ark. Ft. Smith Regional Airport Stylish Décor with Touchless Fixtures
2. Seattle, Wash. Columbia Tower Club Scenic Views of the Seattle Skyline
3. Shipshewana, Ind. Blue Gate Restaurant Fresh Flowers and Country Charm
4. Lafayette, La. Associated Travel Group Jungle-Themed Restroom
5. San Luis Obispo, Ca. The Madonna Inn Running Waterfall Fixtures

“The important message here is restroom hygiene matters - for good health and good business," said Kirk Kirssin, Cintas Director of Marketing. "People form perceptions about the way companies do business based on a simple trip to the restroom. That’s something Cintas helps thousands of customers manage. Cintas is proud to honor the Fort Smith Regional Airport, and we congratulate all of our participants and winners this year."

“Fort Smith is thrilled to be recognized by the Cintas America’s Best Restroom Contest,” says Kent Penney, Fort Smith Regional Airport Director. “Our maintenance staff does an excellent job making sure that every part of our Airport is user-friendly—including the restrooms. On average, Fort Smith’s Regional Airport’s restrooms are straightened-up every thirty minutes for our guests.”

Fort Smith Regional Airport’s restrooms make functionality a priority, as they easily handle the 500,000 visitors that pass through the Airport annually. This year’s winning restroom features touchless, hygienic fixtures, and recessed lighting provides a touch of elegance to the floral arrangements that line the countertops.

The Cintas America’s Best Restroom Award was created in 2001 to honor businesses across the country that maintain exceptional hygiene, with style, in their public restrooms. Previous winners include the University of Notre Dame in South Bend , Indiana , the Grand Casino in Biloxi , Mississippi and the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan , Wisconsin . As in the three previous years, the top five vote-getters will be listed in the Online Best Restroom Hall of Fame - www.bestrestroom.com.

Nominations for the 2006 Cintas America ’s Best Restroom contest can be submitted on-line at www.bestrestroom.com under the “Nominate a Restroom” icon.



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, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services for 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 & Poors 500 Index. The Company has achieved 35 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings, to date.

 



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