Deadline Approaches to Enter the Cold Crew Contest

Jan 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Spotlight

Dave is a bus mechanic who relies on Carhartt in the winter months to get children to school safely in below-zero temperatures. Nancy from Wisconsin wears Carhartt while she does maintenance on outdoor industrial pipeline tanks. In Manitoba, Armand battles -50 degree wind chills to inspect power and gas lines, battling frostbite.

These are just a few of the Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew Contest entries received in 2012. With less than two months left to enter, Cintas and Carhartt are still looking for this season’s toughest cold weather worker. Will it be one of these tough individuals, or is the toughest of them all still out there?

Cintas Corporation launched the second annual Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew Contest to recognize individuals in the U.S. and Canada who withstand the toughest winter working conditions. Entries will be accepted through February 28, at which time Cintas and Carhartt will select finalists and begin public voting at the contest website. The grand prize winner will be announced in April, and he or she will enjoy a trip for two to the 2013 CMA Music Festival in September.

“Carhartt is synonymous with outerwear, so with colder months approaching, we are thrilled to re-launch the Cold Crew Contest,” says Brad Heizman, National Director of Garment Strategy for Cintas Corporation, North America’s largest uniform supplier. “Last year’s contest generated amazing stories from men and women who brave extremely brutal working conditions during the winter months, and we are looking forward to another opportunity to acknowledge them.”

The Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew Contest was first launched in December 2011 in conjunction with the release of the Carhartt Rental Active Jacket, offered exclusively by Cintas Corporation as part of the Carhartt Rental Workwear line. Hundreds of entries were collected, and the public selected Brooke Boyer, a wastewater treatment plant supervisor from Mt. Shasta, CA, as the grand prize winner.