Cintas Sponsors Third Annual “America’s Best Restroom Awards"
March 2004 – A self-flushing,
self-cleaning port-a-potty in Boston , a Mardi Gras-themed
“john” in Albany ,
New York , and a women's bathroom
decorated with hair rollers and
ladies' shoes in Louisville , Nebraska
, are among the 10 finalists in
a nationwide competition to choose
America 's Best Restroom. Now in
its third year, the contest is
sponsored by Cintas Corporation's
Sanis brand of restroom hygiene
The public is invited to vote online through April 15, 2004
at www.thebestofusa.com. The site takes visitors on a photographic
tour of each restroom and allows them to choose their favorite.
The winner will be announced in May 2004.
“Restroom hygiene is important for good health and
good business,” says Mike Wallner, Cintas Public Relations
Manager. “People form perceptions about the way companies
do business based on a simple trip to the restroom. It's something
that every organization has the ability to control.”
Since 2001, Cintas has presented a plaque of recognition
to the winner and posted the top five to receive votes online
in the America 's Best Restroom “Hall of Fame.”
In the last two years, the contest has attracted tens of thousands
of visitors and voters. Previous winners include the restored
Main Building at the University of Notre Dame and the Grand
Casino in Biloxi , Mississippi .
The Best of USA (www.TheBestofUSA.com) is a portal site that
links locals in more than 120 communities to businesses and
services as recommended by their neighbors.
Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America . The company designs, manufactures, and implements corporate identity uniform programs, provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, and first aid and safety products to over 500,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a Nasdaq100 company and component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. The company, which has achieved 34 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings, to date, was named one of the top outsourcing services providers in Fortune Magazine's 2003 " America 's Most Admired Companies" survey.