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Cintas closing DC in Atlanta over next 12 months

Acquired these facilities as part of its merger with G&K Services earlier this year

September 5, 2017

ATLANTA, Georgia — Cintas Corporation plans to gradually close its distribution centre and centralized stockroom in Atlanta, Georgia over the course of the next 12 months. Cintas acquired these facilities as part of its merger with G&K Services earlier this year.

Cintas provides products and services including uniforms, floor care, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“Our strategy is to focus on the optimal distribution structure to facilitate excellent customer service and future growth across our entire organization,” said Terri Cain, vice-president of distribution for Cintas.

“As part of our integration of the distribution network we acquired from G&K, the company has made the decision to shut down these facilities and integrate the products into other distribution centres and stockrooms across our company.”

The facilities closure will impact about 200 employees. Cintas has 10 other facilities in the Atlanta market and affected employees are encouraged to apply for open positions at those facilities.

If the company is unable to offer continuing employment, severance pay, optional continued healthcare coverage and job placement help and resources will be provided. It is a top priority for the company to assist these employee-partners and their families throughout this transition.