Following the success of last year’s Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew Contest, Cintas Corporation has launched a second annual campaign to recognize individuals in the U.S. and Canada who withstand the toughest winter working conditions. Contestants are encouraged to share their stories and explain why Carhartt workwear is essential to their jobs at
for their chance to win free merchandise and a grand prize trip for two.
Entries will be accepted now through February 28, 2013, at which time Cintas and Carhartt will select finalists and begin public voting at the
. The grand prize winner will be announced in April, and he or she will enjoy a trip for two to the 2013 CMA Music Festival. Check out the 2012 CMA Music Festival 8/7c on Sept. 17 on ABC.
“Carhartt is synonymous with outerwear, so with colder months approaching, we are thrilled to re-launch the Cold Crew Contest,” says Brad Heizman, National Director of Garment Strategy for Cintas Corporation, North America’s largest uniform supplier. “Last year’s contest generated amazing stories from men and women who brave extremely brutal working conditions during the winter months, and we are looking forward to another opportunity to acknowledge them.”
The Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew Contest was first launched in December 2011 in conjunction with the release of the Carhartt Rental Active Jacket, offered exclusively by Cintas Corporation as part of the Carhartt Rental Workwear line. Hundreds of entries were collected, and the public selected Brooke Boyer, a wastewater treatment plant supervisor from Mt. Shasta, CA, as the grand prize winner.
“Mt. Shasta is at a high elevation, and when I’m on equipment 30 feet in the air with icy wind blowing around, I can’t imagine not wearing Carhartt,” says Brooke. “If only my employer had the Cintas rental program, we’d have fresh, durable Carhartt apparel to wear year-round. And to have them cleaned by someone else would be nice. When you’re in wastewater all day, you want to make sure your clothes are cleaned properly.”