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Cintas shows appreciation of school custodians in nationwide contest

* Cintas-Custodian-2019.jpgCintas Corporation is now accepting nominations for its seventh-annual Custodian of the Year contest, which honours the best-of-the-best amongst school caretakers. Nominations are being accepted at www.custodianoftheyear.com until 2nd March, 2020.

Created to celebrate caretakers who go above and beyond to support school cleanliness and student wellbeing, the contest awards $10,000 to the winning custodian and $5,000 in Cintas and Rubbermaid products and services to the winner's school - which will also receive a comprehensive training and development package from ISSA, valued at $20,000. 

An additional nine finalists will receive $1,000 each and free tuition to one ISSA Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) training event, valued at $1,500.

"By maintaining school facilities, custodians provide students, staff and visitors with a clean and healthy environment that supports learning," says Christiny Betsch, marketing manager, Cintas. "Many are also the backbone of their school community, going the extra mile in everything they do. This contest highlights the important work custodians do each day."

The Cintas Custodian of the Year contest is open to all elementary, middle, high school and university custodians who have worked at their school for at least two years. Nominations must be 500 words or less on why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cintas is announcing the top 10 finalists on 16th March. The public can vote for their favourite custodian through April, and the finalist with the most votes will be crowned Custodian of the Year.

John Barrett, executive director, ISSA, says: "Custodians do much more than clean. They protect children in schools, elderly in longterm care facilities, guests in hotels, visitors in stores and so much more by creating clean, healthy and safe environments. ISSA is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning, and we are honoured to help Cintas recognise dedicated custodians across the country."

Rubbermaid Commercial Products' vice president of marketing, Marta Aebischer, adds: "We are proud to partner with Cintas to showcase the 2020 Custodian of the Year. We realise how important their hard work is to our communities and we are committed to providing innovative solutions that make their jobs easier and safer."


6th February 2020

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