Cintas Corporation, North America's largest uniform supplier, has partnered with Carhartt, a global manufacturer of workwear.
According to the companies it marks the first time that Carhartt garments have been made available in a uniform rental program.
"This is the first time Carhartt garments have been designed for the uniform rental industry, and we're extremely excited about the opportunity," says Chuck Helmes, Director of Garment Strategy at Cintas Corporation. "Carhartt has done an exceptional job of separating itself from the competition based on the quality of its products, and we look forward to combining that reputation with that of Cintas' service standards."
Cintas said in its recent release that with Carhartt Rental Apparel "wearers can appreciate the durability and unparalleled quality they receive from Carhartt clothing when on the job, and at the same time the laundry, repair and replacement benefits that accompany a Cintas Rental Program. The rental convenience, coupled with the Carhartt garments that workers recognize and trust, proposes a great benefit that companies can offer to their employees. Businesses can now supply Carhartt clothing in a cost effective manner which both increases employee morale and exudes a professional and respected company image."
Steve Carter, Vice President of Corporate Sales for Carhartt, said "In many cases, uniforms are a major part of a company's success. Cintas' uniform programs have helped businesses grow by promoting professional appearances while keeping employees safe and comfortable on the job."
Carter said the partnership is "a natural fit" that offers Carhartt another opportunity "to meet the nees of its growing customer base."
Carhartt has manufactured rugged apparel for workers on and off the job for more than 120 years and remains privately owned and managed by the descendants of the company's founder, Hamilton, Carhartt.
It offers a product line for warm and cold weather seasons including traditional outerwear pieces, jeans and work pants, shirts, sweats, shorts, tee's and accessories for men and women.
The new Carhartt uniform line includes a work shirt available in blue and sandstone, a carpenter jean, a five-pocket work jean and canvas dungaree pants.
"We're extremely excited about this partnership," says Helmes. "Both Cintas and Carhartt were founded on similar morals and ideals, and together we can bring a great benefit to the active worker."