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The Polls are Open! Cintas Announces Top 10 Finalists in Nationwide Janitor of the Year Contest
[March 15, 2017]

The Polls are Open! Cintas Announces Top 10 Finalists in Nationwide Janitor of the Year Contest

An elementary school janitor helps students study for their spelling tests by quizzing them on their weekly words. Another janitor hands out pencils bought with his own money on the first day of every month. These are only two of the 10 amazing individuals for whom the public can cast their ballot in Cintas Corporation's (NASDAQ: CTAS) 2017 Janitor of the Year Contest.

The Janitor of the Year contest aims to shine a spotlight on those who work behind the scenes year-round to make schools a clean, safe and positive place. Voting will be open through April 14 at

"With over 1,200 nominations, it was more difficult than ever to determine our top ten finalists," said Jillian Bauer, Assistant Marketing Manager, Cintas. "These janitors are the hearts and souls of their schools. From saving the school play to teaching children new languages, each one exudes positivity and acts as a role model. Now it's up to the schools and communities to rally behind their custodins."

The 2017 Janitor of the Year will receive a $5,000 cash prize along with $5,000 in products and services for his or her school from Cintas and Rubbermaid Commercial Products - not to mention bragging rights. A $500 cash prize will be awarded to each of the remaining nine finalists.

The top 10 finalists in the 2017 Janitor of the Year contest include:

  1. Wendy Boyden - Essex Elementary School (Baltimore)
  2. John Dawson - Pepin Academies (Tampa, Fla.)
  3. Michael Eldridge - Deer Crossing Elementary School (New Market, Md.)
  4. George Hoffman (News - Alert) - Seymour Middle School (Seymour, Ind.)
  5. Sauveur Jean - Woodmere Elementary School (Eatontown, N.J.)
  6. Loy Lopez - Rio Rancho Middle School (Rio Rancho, N.M.)
  7. Cecil Lovett - North Calloway Elementary School (Murray, Ky.)
  8. Fred Nieves - Saint Bridget School (Framingham, Mass.)
  9. Ted Qualli Jr. - Newtown Elementary School (Newtown, Penn.)
  10. Andy Wegner - Big Bend Elementary School (Big Bend, Wisc.)

For more information about 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 (News - Alert) at

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than 900,000 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.

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