Middletown, NY Custodian crowned Custodian Cintas of the Year 2022
CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The winner of the 2022 Cintas Custodian of the Year contest is… Lydell Henderson of Presidential Park Elementary School in Middletown, NY! After nearly 90,000 votes were cast, Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) has confirmed Lydell Henderson as the winner of this year’s competition. Mr. Henderson was honored by more than 1,500 students and staff in a surprise ceremony at the school and will receive a $10,000 cash prize from Cintas.
“This contest showcases the unique stories of hardworking goalies across the country who deserve to be recognized for their dedication to their profession,” said Christiny Betsch, Cintas’ Director of Marketing. “The Presidential Park Elementary School community clearly thinks of Mr. Henderson’s world, and we are honored to recognize Mr. Henderson for his accomplishments.”
School custodians often go above and beyond their usual duties, including the time Mr Henderson helped save a student from choking. Without hesitation, he stepped up and performed the Heimlich maneuver, which may have saved the student’s life. In addition to this heroic act, he has been an asset to his school for the past 34 years with unparalleled professionalism. His school and community rallied behind him throughout the voting process, earning him approximately 30% of the contest’s total votes.
“Guardians play a vital role in schools across the United States by helping to keep students, faculty and staff healthy and safe,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “At ISSA, we are committed to providing custodians and other cleaning professionals with certification programs to make their jobs easier and more efficient. We are delighted to be offering our training services again this year to the competition winners and runners-up.
In addition to the $10,000 cash prize from Cintas, the school will receive $5,000 in products and services from Cintas and Rubbermaid Commercial Products, as well as a comprehensive training and development program from ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, valued at $30,000. Mr. Henderson will also be enrolled in the GBAC Fundamentals online course that teaches cleaning professionals to prepare for, respond to, and recover from biohazards in all types of facilities, from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a division of ISSA.
Each of the remaining nine finalists will receive a $1,000 cash prize from Cintas and free tuition for an ISSA Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) training event, valued at $1,500.
“This is an exciting time for Mr. Henderson, and we’re proud to be part of recognizing his achievement as the nation’s top goaltender,” said Robert Posthauer, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Rubbermaid Commercial. Products.
For more information on the Cintas Custodian of the Year contest, visit https://www.custodianoftheyear.com/.
About Cintas Corporation:
Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, safety training, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and alarm service, Cintas helps customers to get Ready for the working day®. The company is also the creator of the Total Clean Program™ – a one-of-a-kind service that includes scheduled delivery of essential cleaning supplies, hygienically clean laundry, and sanitizing and disinfection products and services. Cincinnati-based Cintas is a public Fortune 500 company listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a constituent of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and the Nasdaq-100 Index.
With over 10,500 members, including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners and associate service members, the ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and a better bottom line. . Based in Rosemont, Illinois, USA, the association has regional offices in Milan, Italy; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit www.issa.com or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.
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