CINCINNATI, January 9, 2014 —
The 3rd annual Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew contest is accepting entries through the end of February. One lucky grand prize winner will enjoy a trip for two to the CMA Music Festival on June 5 – 8, 2014 in Nashville, TN.
Cintas and Carhartt launched the Cold Crew contest in 2011 to recognize individuals in the U.S. and Canada who withstand the toughest cold-weather working conditions. Contestants are encouraged to share how they “Outwork Them All™” and explain why they rely on Carhartt, a brand designed for hard-working people, to help them get the job done.
Entries are being accepted at http://www.cintas.com/carharttcoldcrew through Feb. 28, at which time up to ten finalists will be selected. Online voting during the month of March will determine the grand prize winner.
“We know that our consumers are huge supporters of country music and we are excited to offer the CMA Music Festival trip as the Cold Crew grand prize once again,” says Rick Fecowicz, director of Carhartt Licensing. “It was extremely popular last year, and we’re honored to acknowledge hard-working North Americans in this way.”
Previous Cold Crew contests have spurred hundreds of entries from across the U.S. and Canada. Last year, arborist foreman James Tatem from Hookset, NH received the most votes and was awarded a trip to the 2013 CMA Music Festival. The 2012 winner was Brooke Boyer, a wastewater treatment plant supervisor from Mt. Shasta, CA who won a trip to the STIHL Timbersports Series.
"We look forward to hearing the amazing stories from men and women who brave extremely brutal working conditions every winter,” says Maureen Brennan, Assistant Marketing Manager of Uniform Rental at Cintas Corporation, North America’s largest uniform supplier. 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, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for over one million 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. About Carhartt, Inc.
Established in 1889, Carhartt is a global premium work wear brand with a rich heritage of developing rugged apparel for workers on and off the job. Headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., with more than 4,400 employees worldwide, Carhartt is privately owned and managed by the descendants of the company‘s founder, Hamilton Carhartt. For more information, visit www.carhartt.com. About CMA Music Festival
Featuring concerts, autograph signings, family activities, and more, CMA Music Festival is the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience - a four-day celebration of America's music. In 2013, the event drew a record-setting 80,000 fans from all 50 states and 24 nations and, for the fourth consecutive year, sold out in advance each night at LP Field for the star-packed Nightly Concerts. According to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, direct visitor spending generated by the Festival totaled more than $31 million.
CMA Music Festival is a four-time winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association's LIVE! Award for Festival of the Year (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010). CMA Music Festival will once again be filmed for a national television special to air on the ABC Television Network. This is the 11th consecutive year that the event will be filmed for a network television special, a feat no other music festival has achieved. "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" will be executive-produced by Robert Deaton.