WILMINGTON, Mass., Oct. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — It is the most coveted of all UniFirst Corporation recognitions. And out of the thousands of UniFirst route sales representatives (RSRs) in the U.S. and Canada, only eleven have earned this distinction for 2015. Named after UniFirst’s founder, the Aldo Croatti Award is presented to those RSRs who exemplify unparalleled customer service and satisfaction while retaining 100% of their customers for an entire fiscal year. Combined, the eleven award winners service 1194 UniFirst business customers on a weekly basis.
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Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) is a leading provider of customized work uniform programs, corporate attire, and facility service products to businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada. Together with its subsidiaries, UniFirst also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries.
UniFirst’s Aldo Croatti Award winners for 2015 are as follows:
Jack Bevers (Lubbock, Texas); Johnny Diaz (Wichita Falls, Texas); Will Harding (Lethbridge, Alberta); William Hudson (Sumter, S.C.); Guy Jones (Salisbury, Md.); Ernesto Minjarez (Odessa, Texas); Mitchell Paquette (Everett, Wash.); Christopher Rangel (Lubbock, Texas); Derrick Schumann (Toledo, Ohio); Stuart Sokolsky (Phoenix, Ariz.); and Clinton Webb (Salt Lake City, Ohio).
“The best uniforms and business products aren’t much use if they aren’t managed, maintained, and delivered by a service professional truly committed to top-notch customer service,” said Ron Croatti, UniFirst president and CEO. “Our RSRs are critical to fulfilling our promise to make customers the focus of everything we do, and they play an integral role in UniFirst’s ability to grow year after year. It’s a privilege and honor to recognize these eleven elite performers’ continued efforts and the tenacity with which they tackle each workday.”
As part of their award, each 2015 Aldo Croatti Award winner receives an all-expenses-paid trip for two to The Ritz-Carlton in Aruba in November, where they will be personally recognized by Mr. Croatti and other company executives.
About UniFirst: Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniform and workwear programs, as well as the delivery of facility service programs. Together with its subsidiaries, the company also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. UniFirst manufactures its own branded workwear, protective clothing, and floorcare products, and with over 225 service locations, 275,000 customer locations, and 12,000 employee Team Partners, the company outfits more than 1.5 million workers each business day. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800.455.7654 or visit www.unifirst.com.
CONTACT: Contact: Meghan Marcus PR/Communications Specialist UniFirst Corporation 68 Jonspin Rd. Wilmington, MA 01887 978.527.3974 Meghan_Marcus@unifirst.com