SCRANTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) announced today that its Distribution Center (DC) in Scranton, PA has received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). VPP is OSHA’s highest recognition for the practice of and commitment to exemplary occupational safety and health.
“As we went through the process, I could see the employee-partners incorporate safety into everything they do and challenge each other to become better,” said Ryan Coleman, DC Manager. “That is why we achieved this great honor and that is why I know we will continue to strive to improve our program each day,” he added.
The Cintas Distribution Center in Scranton becomes first federal site in the Global Supply Chain Division, the fourth DC and the 11th Cintas location nationwide to achieve this recognition.
The facility celebrated the honor with a ceremony held today and attended by Cintas executives, OSHA representatives, Sen. John Blake (D-PA) and Rep. Frank Farina (D-PA), who watched as the facility’s 90 employee-partners proudly raised the VPP flag.
The Scranton site began the VPP certification process in May of 2011. The designation required rigorous monthly audits and close collaboration between management and employee-partners as the facility committed to an environment of continuous safety improvement.
“This award would not have been possible without the full safety engagement of all of our Scranton partners. World Class Safety only happens when it’s embraced by every partner,” said Dave Wheeler, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain.
Cintas Corporation has approximately 350 facilities throughout the world actively pursuing VPP recognition by OSHA or the equivalent under a similar certifying body. This includes operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Honduras.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for more than 1,00 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.