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And the winner of the 2021 Cintas Custodian of the Year competition is… Mr. Heiry! With over 70,000 votes, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) crowned Mike Heiry of North Allegheny Intermediate High School as Cintas Custodian of the year 2021. Nearly 800 students congratulated Mr. Heiry on a hybrid surprise ceremony that took place virtually and in the school’s auditorium. He was celebrated with the drumline and marching band posters created by the student government organization.

“Whether it’s a role model or a safe and healthy environment for students, this competition celebrates the important – and often overlooked – role that custodians play in schools,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager at Cintas. “It is clear that Mike is a beloved member of the North Allegheny Intermediate Community and we are excited to honor Mike as this year’s Cintas Custodian of the year 2021.”

Mr. Heiry is constantly striving to create a clean and safe learning environment for students, faculty and staff. His upbeat energy and kindness had a positive impact on the students and staff at North Allegheny Intermediate, earning him 20% of the competition’s vote for the 10 national finalists.

“This is an incredible achievement for Mr. Heiry and we are honored to have him recognized as the best administrator in the country,” said Marta Aebischer, vice president of marketing for Rubbermaid Commercial Products. “Year after year, we are overwhelmed by the hard work and dedication these men and women put in every day, especially over the past year, and we play a pivotal role on the front lines of the pandemic.”

Mr. Heiry will receive $ 10,000 cash from Cintas and his school will receive $ 5,000 in products and services from Cintas and Rubbermaid Commercial Products and a comprehensive training and development package from ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association , valued at $ 20,000. Mr. Heiry is also enrolled in the GBAC Fundamentals online course by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of the ISSA, which teaches cleaning professionals to prepare for, respond to, and relate to biorisks in all types of facilities recover.

Each of the remaining nine finalists will receive a cash prize of $ 1,000 and free tuition for an ISSA Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) training event valued at $ 1,500.

“The custodians are critical to creating a clean and healthy environment for students and employees across the country,” said John Barrett, ISSA executive director. “ISSA is committed to providing the industry with excellent education and certification programs that make cleaning easier, more efficient and more effective. We are excited to offer training to the best school administrators in the United States.”

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all shapes and sizes get Ready ™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe and look good. With offerings such as uniforms, mats, mops, toiletries, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and tests, and safety training, Cintas helps customers prepare for Workday ®. The company is also the creator of the Total Clean Program TM – a unique service that includes the scheduled delivery of essential detergents, hygienically clean laundry, and the disinfection and disinfection of products and services. Cintas, headquartered in Cincinnati, is a Fortune 500 publicly traded company trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and the Nasdaq-100 Index.

About Rubbermaid Commercial Products:

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), headquartered in Huntersville, NC, is a manufacturer of innovative, solution-based products for commercial and institutional markets worldwide. Since 1968, RCP has been a pioneer in technologies and system solutions in the categories of food services, sanitary maintenance, waste treatment, material transport, washrooms for on the go and security products. RCP is part of Newell Brands’ global portfolio of leading brands and continues to develop innovative products. Visit

With more than 10,500 members – including dealers, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building technicians, internal service providers, cleaning staff for private households and associated 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 sees cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and improved business results. The association is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, USA and has regional offices in Mainz. Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about the ISSA, visit or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.

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