Last chance to vote in Cintas, Carhartt ‘Tough Crew’ contest

Ryan Jacobs and his landscaping crew from McSherrystown, Pennsylvania.Ryan Jacobs and his landscaping crew from McSherrystown, Pennsylvania.

You’ve only got about 24 hours to vote for your favorite in the Cintas and Carhartt “Tough Crew” contest. The vote will determine the grand prize winner, who will receive $2,500 in credit to outfit his or her crew. Voting takes place at the contest website through June 5 and the winner will be announced soon after.

The 2015 Cintas and Carhartt Tough Crew finalists are:

  • Anjanet Banuelos, a bellman with a crane operations crew, from Portland, Oregon.
  • Blake Bornstein from Hammond, Wisconsin, who spends summers working with a commercial fishing crew in Kenai, Alaska.
  • Tina DeSandre and her commercial HVAC team from Detroit.
  • James Falandes and his locomotive engineering crew from North Adams, Massachusetts.
  • Ric Hawkins, a certified electric foreman, and his team from Orosi, California.
  • Ryan Jacobs and his landscaping crew from McSherrystown, Pennsylvania.
  • David King, a member of a rig welding crew from Houston, Texas.
  • Michael Knott and his team of bridge builders from New Palestine, Indiana.
  • Waylon Marr, a railway carman, and his crew from Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Charles Miles, and his crew of whiskey warehouse carpenters from Bardstown, Kentucky.
  • Jodi Tillinghast, an inside wireman, and her crew of electricians working on the new light rail project in Portland, Oregon.
  • Andrea Townsley-Sapp and her crew of conservation aids from Forest Hill, Maryland.

More finalist information, including entry essays and photos, can be found at The Cintas & Carhartt Tough Crew Contest, which launched in 2014, encourages individuals to share how their crews “Outwork Them All.”

“We’re excited to be doing something different this year by recognizing crews of workers,” says John Rudy, senior marketing and strategy manager for Cintas, North America’s largest uniform supplier. “We’ve heard great stories about North America’s workforce through our previous contests with Carhartt and we look forward to opening it up to groups that work in tough conditions year round and in all types of climates.”

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