CONTEST Votes are flowing in for best restroom in the U.S.
Voting is under way for 'America's Best Restroom IV.'
CINCINNATI -- A men's restroom with waterfall fixtures in San Luis Obispo, restroom stalls with individual television screens in New York City, and a jungle-theme bathroom in Lafayette, La., are among the 10 finalists in a nationwide competition to choose America's Best Restroom. Now in its fourth year, the contest is sponsored by Cintas Corp's Sanis brand of restroom hygiene services.
The public is invited to vote online through March 11 at www.bestrestrooms.com. The site takes visitors on a photographic tour of each restroom and allows them to choose their favorite. The winner will be announced in April.
"The important message here is that restroom hygiene is important -- for good health and good business," says Kirk Kirssin, Cintas director of marketing. "People form perceptions about the way companies do business based on a simple trip to the restroom. That's something we help thousands of customers manage."
The Best Restroom Award was created in 2001 to honor businesses across the country that maintain exceptional hygiene, with style, in their public restrooms. Over the past three years, the contest has attracted tens of thousands of visitors and voters. Previous winners include the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wis., the restored Main Building at the University of Notre Dame and the Grand Casino in Biloxi, Miss.
Based in Cincinnati, Cintas Corp. provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products and first aid and safety products to over 550,000 businesses.
Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a Nasdaq-100 Company and component of the Standard & amp; Poor's 500 Index. The company has achieved 35 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings.