Cintas Kicks-off Nationwide Janitor of the Year Contest

Cintas’ recognizes excellence among school and university janitors

CINCINNATI - [Jan. 29, 2018] – Do you know an amazing school janitor or custodian? Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) is now accepting nominations for its fifth-annual Janitor of the Year contest which honors the “best-of-the-best” school janitors and custodians across America.

Created to shine a spotlight on those who work behind the scenes year-round to make schools a clean, safe and positive place, the contest will award $5,000 to the winning janitor and $5,000 in Cintas and Rubbermaid products and services to the school. Nominations will be accepted online at through March 2.

“Many school janitors and custodians do so much more in our schools and communities than maintain the school facilities,” said Jillian Bauer, Assistant Marketing Manager, Cintas. “This contest highlights the valuable role school janitors play in improving the overall well-being of the school, as well as creating a clean and safe place for our children to learn.”

After nearly 900,000 votes were tabulated following last year’s contest, Ted Qualli of Newtown Elementary School in Pennsylvania was crowned the 2017 Janitor of the Year. Described as someone who does everything from the heart, including handing out vegetable seedlings grown in his home garden to every student each spring, Ted was honored during a surprise school-wide assembly filled with his biggest fans – his students.

Cintas’ Janitor of the Year contest is open to all elementary, middle, high school and university janitors and custodians who have worked at their school for at least two years. Nominations must be 500 words or less on why the nominee is deserving of the award.

As a premier sponsor in this year’s contest, Rubbermaid Commercial Products’ Vice President of Trade Marketing and Brand Activation, Mark Jackmore said, “Rubbermaid Commercial Products is proud to partner with Cintas again to recognize the 2018 Janitor of the Year. We know school janitors and custodians are pivotal in creating a clean and safe environment for students, faculty and visitors. RCP is committed to delivering solutions that make the cleaning our nation’s schools easier, safer and more efficient.”

The deadline for Janitor of the Year nominations is March 2. The top 10 finalists will be announced on March 19, at which time the public will be asked to vote for their favorite through April 20. The finalist receiving the most votes will be crowned Janitor of the Year.

For more information regarding the Janitor of the Year contest, please contact Jennifer Petersen at or 312-664-1532. A high-res Janitor of the Year logo is available via email or Dropbox at

About Cintas Corporation:
Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

About Rubbermaid Commercial Products:
Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), headquartered in Huntersville, NC., is a manufacturer of innovative, solution-based products for commercial and institutional markets worldwide. Since 1968, RCP has pioneered technologies and system solutions in the categories of food services, sanitary maintenance, waste handling, material transport, away-from-home washroom and safety products. RCP, an ISO 9001:2000 manufacturer, is part of Newell Rubbermaid’s global portfolio of leading brands and continues to develop innovative products. Visit