For the 19th consecutive year, as the BUSINESS WIRE, Chicago reports, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) has been recognized with Image of the Year (IOY) Awards from the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors (NAUMD). Cintas took home four awards in the following categories: hotel single-unit, hotel multi-unit, restaurant single-unit and transportation product. Presented by the Image Apparel Institute (IAI), a division of the NAUMD, the 2018 IOY Awards recognize fashion, function, creativity and innovation in apparel design.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized once again with four NAUMD IOY Awards”
“We’re thrilled to be recognized once again with four NAUMD IOY Awards,” said Kristin Sharp, Director of Design and Merchandising at Cintas. “We constantly strive to collaborate with our clients to create fashionable and functional apparel programs that meet the client’s needs and strengthen their brand.”
Cintas was honored in the transportation product category for the program it designed for Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc.
Cintas created a collection for over 6,500 wearers that featured branding throughout the program of both a subtle parent company identification, Coca-Cola UNITED, complimentary to an local bottler identification emphasized by location specific logos.
Rick Terrell is the director for the Savannah River Division within the East Region of Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED. Rick was responsible for spearheading Coca-Cola UNITED’s endeavor to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for replacing all uniforms across its southeastern footprint.
In keeping with UNITED’s operating model, the associates are the company’s first priority and was the foundation of all efforts. The resulting program focused on accommodating all demographics of their diverse workforce, such as size, shape, age and ethnicity. Also paramount was attention toward the varying departments and types of services associates provided in every climate and weather condition throughout the year. Some program features included an action back for mobility and ventilation, polo shirts with moisture wicking technology and cargo pants with countless pockets for tools and devices.
“Cintas worked directly with our employees to gather feedback and ultimately design a collection with mix and match options that perform well on the job,” said Rick Terrell, Director – Savannah River Division, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc.
Rick continued to say, “as a bottler, we understand the importance of reducing waste and wanted to ensure the Cintas recycled fabric was a part of the program. We’re proud to say that thus far the eco garments in our program have helped divert over 114,000 bottles from landfills.”
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