Cintas Awarded VPP Star Certification for Safety Commitments

Zacks Equity Research
August 25, 2014

Leading business services provider Cintas Corporation’s (CTAS) rental location in Pittsburgh, PA recently received the Voluntary Protection Program (:VPP) Star certification from the Pennsylvania Occupational Safety and Health Administration (:OSHA) - a federal agency entrusted with the enforcement and certification of occupational safety and health legislation.

The VPP star certification is an extremely prestigious achievement for Cintas. VPP is OSHA’s highest recognition for the practice of safety and health, with Star being its highest distinction.

Cintas is well known for its hard work, dedication, rigorous audits and cordial relationships between management and employee-partners. It ensures a safe and healthy work environment for its employees by providing the required training, education and assistance. Worldwide, approximately 330 Cintas facilities are striving for VPP or a similar recognition. In the U.S., it currently has 26 VPP-certified locations, including the Pittsburgh facility.

These awards and recognitions raise confidence for its clients and further strengthen its leading position in the market.

Cintas provides specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America. The company designs, manufactures, implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products and first aid and safety products for diversified businesses. Cintas operates under two operating segments, Rental Uniforms and Ancillary Products, and Other Services.

Cintas continues to deliver organic growth through superior execution of its operational plans. The company witnessed top-line growth across all the segments except Uniform Direct Sales in the last reported quarter.

Cintas currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other stocks worth considering in the industry include CRA International Inc. (CRAI), Gartner Inc. (IT) each carrying a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy)  and CBIZ, Inc. (CBZ), carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

 

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