STRONGSVILLE, Ohio--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced that its uniform rental facility in Strongsville, Ohio has received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification from the Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The VPP Star certification is OSHA’s highest recognition for the practice of and commitment to exemplary occupational safety and health.
“Your company and this location are going to show America a better way. The safety best practice ideas you come up with are shared within the company and within the industry. You cannot put a price tag on safety.”
The Cintas uniform rental facility in Strongsville is the 16th rental facility and the 20th companywide to receive Star designation. The facility’s 153 employee-partners, along with representatives from OSHA, and state and community officials celebrated the honor with a flag raising ceremony and luncheon held at the facility in Strongsville.
“Today I saw the future,” said Thomas Queen on behalf of Congressman Jim Renacci. “Your company and this location are going to show America a better way. The safety best practice ideas you come up with are shared within the company and within the industry. You cannot put a price tag on safety.”
Cintas’ Strongsville facility began the VPP process two years ago. The designation required successful completion of a strict and rigorous audit and collaboration between all levels of management and employee-partners in order to create an environment of continuous safety improvement.
“Our location is passionate about looking out for each other’s safety and doing everything we can to continue to improve the safety of our employee-partners and facility. That is really what this award is all about,” said John Miller, Cintas General Manager of Strongsville.
Cintas Corporation has more than 360 facilities throughout the world actively pursuing VPP recognition by OSHA or the equivalent under a similar certifying body. This includes operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Honduras.
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, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for more than 1 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.