The Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) announced today that all 16 Indiana Cintas Corporation sites have achieved STAR status in the Indiana Voluntary Protection Program for workplace safety and health excellence.

Cintas Corporation Location 314 in Evansville is the most recent and final site to achieve the STAR status. Certification in VPP is an achievement that identifies employers who serve as model worksite for Hoosier workplace safety and health.

“Cintas Corporation’s achievement is extraordinary, unmatched by any other Hoosier company, and has taken many years to accomplish,” said IDOL Commissioner Rick Ruble. “We applaud Cintas for its exceptional commitment to protecting workers not just in the Hoosier state, but across the country.”

Cintas Corporation is an American company that specializes in uniforms and other supplies for businesses at more than 500 locations across the United States. Across the entire country, Cintas leads in VPP and has more STAR-certified sites than any other company.

“At Cintas, we are committed to safety and ensuring that every employee-partner goes home safe at the end of each work day,” said Stephen Jenkins, Safety and Health Director, Cintas Corporation. “We could not be prouder of our Indiana operations for helping Cintas become the first company in the state to achieve such a prestigious designation.”  

Cintas’ quest for continuous improvement includes their steadfast dedication to safety, with many industry leaders looking to Cintas an expert in this arena. All Cintas facilities uphold internationally recognized safety standards, and they’re expected to adhere to them every day.

The IDOL and Cintas Corporation have established a successful working relationship, partnering to develop and market workplace safety and health practices to share within their own facilities, as well as other Hoosier employers. Cintas has demonstrated commitment to the goal of protecting their employee by means of supporting a culture of proactive safety and health, Ruble said.

About the IDOL:

The mission of the IDOL is to advance the safety, health and prosperity of Hoosiers in the workplace. In order to make significant strides, we emphasize both enforcement and voluntary compliance by employers. Follow the IDOL on Twitter at @INDeptofLabor and Like on Facebook at

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.