G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GKSR) announced today that its GKdirect™ business recently received two “Image of the Year” awards from the National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD). These annual awards recognize distinctive image programs in the corporate uniform and apparel industry. GKdirect™ has a long history of being recognized for excellence by the NAUMD and has now won seven “Image of the Year” awards over the past four years.
GKdirect™ won an “Image of the Year” award in the NAUMD’s Retail Establishments category, for its uniform program for Walgreens Field and Security Services team. GKdirect™ also won the award in the Direct Retail category for its work on Mary Kay’s Director Career Apparel Collection.
“It was a great honor for our team to be recognized with two awards,” said Mike Hollenstein, Vice President and General Manager of GKdirect™. “These awards recognize our focus on always satisfying our customers. We created innovative programs for these customers, with high quality uniform collections that enhance the image of their brands and deliver a comfortable, stylish look for their people.”
About G&K Services, Inc. G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused market leader of branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States, and is the largest such provider in Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K Services has over 7,500 employees serving approximately 165,000 customers from over 160 facilities in North America. G&K Services is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol GKSR and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index. For more information on G&K Services, visit the company’s web site at