Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew Top 10 Finalists Announced

Voting to take place Mar. 13 – 31 at

Vote for your favorite Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew finalist. The winner will go on a trip to the 2014 CMA Music Fest! (Photo: Business Wire)

CINCINNATI--()--Nominations for the third annual Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew contest have closed, and it’s time for the public to name the grand prize winner, who will receive a trip for two to the CMA Music Festival from June 5 – 8 in Nashville, TN. Voting takes places at the contest website through the end of March, and the winner will be announced in early April.

The 2014 Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew finalists are:

  • Jim Dougherty, Carpenter Foreman - Bensalem, PA
  • Gary Faria, Pipe Layer/Benchman - Toronto, ON
  • Daniel Keith, Skid Steer Operator - Cincinnati, OH
  • Eric McDaniels, Tow Truck Driver - Orland Park, IL
  • Ted Rhyner, Mechanical Demolition Specialist - Rochester, NY
  • Conner Schmidt, Property Maintenance Employee - Rocky River, OH
  • Mary Stone, Goat Farmer - Prole, IA
  • Carly Townsend, Fisherman - Sussez, WI
  • Pete Walker, Snowplow Business Owner - Breckenridge, CO
  • Garrett Watt, Iron Worker - Bothell, WA

More finalist information, including entry essays and downloadable photos, can be found at

“We received thousands of amazing stories from men and women who brave extremely brutal working conditions every winter,” says Maureen Brennan, Assistant Marketing Manager of Uniform Rental at Cintas Corporation, North America’s largest uniform supplier. “Both Carhartt and Cintas are known for providing tough, durable products and quality, dependable service, and we want to recognize the people who reflect those same characteristics.”

Cintas Corporation and Carhartt launched the 3rd annual Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew contest in September 2013. The contest targets workers in the U.S. and Canada whose jobs require them to endure 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.

“Our consumers are huge supporters of country music and we are excited to offer the CMA Music Festival trip as the Cold Crew grand prize once again,” says Rick Fecowicz, director of Carhartt Licensing. “We’re honored to acknowledge our country’s hard-working men and women in this way and encourage them to continue to ‘Outwork Them All’ as we say here at Carhartt.”

About Cintas Corporation

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 cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for approximately 900,000 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.

About Carhartt, Inc.

Established in 1889, Carhartt is a global premium work wear brand with a rich heritage of developing rugged apparel for workers on and off the job. Headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., with more than 4,000 employees worldwide, Carhartt is privately owned and managed by the descendants of the company‘s founder, Hamilton Carhartt. For more information, visit

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 2013, the event drew a record-setting 80,000 fans from all 50 states and 24 nations and, for the fourth 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 $31 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 will be 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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Release Summary

The Top 10 finalists in the Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew have been announced! Online voting through March 31 will decide which one will go on a trip to the 2014 CMA Music Fest in Nashville in June.


Rubin Communications Group
Ashley Martin, 757-348-2344