Local Property Maintenance Manager in Running for National Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew Contest

Negaunee, MI – March 15, 2013 – Local property maintenance manager Rebecca Barrett is one of nine finalists in the 2nd Annual Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew contest. Voting will take place through March 31 at the official contest website and one grand prize winner will be selected based on the public’s votes.

 Rebecca is accustomed to working in tough winter conditions. “On a tough, cold day my boss sometimes questions I’ll even make it into work that day. With Carhartt, I am still able to get my work done efficiently and with the same quality my customers expect from me,” says Rebecca.

 Cintas Corporation and Carhartt launched the Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew contest in September 2012 following this success of the previous year’s contest. The contest targets workers in the U.S. and Canada whose jobs require them to withstand tough conditions in cold temperatures. These individuals were encouraged to share their stories and photos and explain why Carhartt workwear is essential to their jobs.

“This contest is a great reflection of the character of our companies,” says Brad Heizman, Director of Garment Strategy at Cintas Corporation. “Both Carhartt and Cintas are known for providing tough, durable products and quality, dependable service, and we want to recognize the workers who reflect those same characteristics.”

The Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew grand prize winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the 2013 CMA Music Festival from June 6-9 in Nashville, TN.

 The other eight finalists are:

  • Armand Cournoyer, an electrical inspector from Lorette, MB, Canada
  • James Tatem, a arborist foreman from Hooksett, NH
  • Amanda Smith, a water and sewer superintendent from Winterport, ME
  • Paul Wright, a certified pump operator from Pineville, NC
  • Dawn Martin, a cattle rancher from Beulah, ND
  • Dave Bensette, a mailman from Tecumseh, ON Canada
  • Cynthia Gottwald, a mail carrier from Toronto, ON Canada
  • Tim Ahlstrom, a framing contractor from Arvada, CO

More information about these finalists, including their entry essays and downloadable photos, can be found at http://www.cintas.com/carharttcoldcrew/vote.

 ”We’re excited for the voting round of the Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew contest, a competition that truly highlights the hardworking spirit of men and women across the country, and we look forward to the continued success of our rental work wear partnership with Cintas,” said Rick Fecowicz, director of Carhartt Licensing.

About CMA Music Festival

Featuring concerts, autograph signings, family activities, and more, CMA Music Festival is the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience – a four-day celebration of America’s music. In 2012, the event drew a record-setting 71,000 fans from all 50 states and 26 nations and, for the third consecutive year, sold out in advance each night at LP Field for the star-packed Nightly Concerts. According to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, direct visitor spending generated by the Festival totaled more than $35 million. CMA Music Festival is a four-time winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association’s LIVE! Award for Festival of the Year (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010). CMA Music Festival will once again be filmed for a national television special to air on the ABC Television Network. This is the 11th consecutive year that the event has been filmed for a network television special, a feat no other music festival has achieved. “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” will be executive-produced by Robert Deaton.

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