Cintas Named Best Uniform Supplier In Food Processing Industry
Fourth Consecutive Year Company Tops Food Processing Magazine's "Readers' Choice" Rankings In "Uniforms" Category
CINCINNATI, OH, March 13, 2006 – Food Processing Magazine's 2006 "Readers' Choice" results are in, naming Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) the best uniform supplier in the industry. The results mark the fourth consecutive year Cintas received "Golden Supplier" distinction from food industry professionals.
"This award is significant because the winners were chosen by actual food processors with no guidance or limitations from our editorial staff," says Dave Fusaro, Food Processing Magazine's editor in chief. "The results are entirely determined by industry professionals with first-hand experience of the winners' products and services."
Cintas credits the recognition to its straight forward approach to customer satisfaction. "Over the years, we've expanded our offering according to the needs of the market - and that's allowed us to avoid a 'one size fits all' approach for our customers," said Dan Ebel, Cintas National Marketing Manager. "Our value proposition reflects our commitment to the customer by addressing what matters most to the industry, especially hygiene compliance and cross-contamination prevention," he said.
To create the "Readers' Choice" list, Food Processing Magazine surveyed their subscribers from 37 categories across the food processing industry. The questionnaire was an "unaided recall survey," meaning participants were free to nominate any company they wished.
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 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 36 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings, to date.