Last Chance to Enter Carhartt Tough Contest

Last Chance to Enter ‘Carhartt Tough' Contest
Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 30 at

Carhartt Tough Contest
Last Chance to Enter 'Carhartt Tough' Contest

CINCINNATI, OH –-( The Are You Carhartt Tough?

Our contest has entered the last few weeks of its fourth and final quarter and has received hundreds of entry nominations at

The contest began last February and has generated the selection of nine quarterly winners.

When the contest closes at the end of January 2011, three additional finalists will be selected, and all 12 will be featured on the contest’s web site where the public will be encouraged to vote for the toughest of the tough. Two grand prize winners will be chosen based on public votes.

The contest was created in conjunction with a new partnership between Carhartt, the nation’s leading manufacturer of premium work wear for over 120 years, and Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq:CTAS), North America’s largest uniform supplier, and the roll-out of the new Carhartt Rental Workwear line, which is available exclusively through Cintas (

“This contest is really a reflection of our companies,” says Chuck Helmes, Director of Garment Strategy at Cintas Corporation.

“Both Carhartt and Cintas are known for providing tough products and dependable service, and we want to celebrate workers who reflect those same characteristics.”

With Ducks Unlimited acting as media sponsor, contest organizers have reached out to the American workforce to identify people who are strong, dependable, resilient and rugged. The two grand prizes include a weekend duck hunt trip designed by Ducks Unlimited or a trip for two to The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series in 2011.

Quarterly winners thus far include the following individuals:

  • Steve Nicholson, a Senior Firefighter from Quincy, CA
  • Cori Dixon, a Farm Manager from Kutztown, PA
  • Jonathan Backus, a Lineman from Hampton, VA
  • Tim Zweber, a Dairy Farmer from Elko, MN
  • Gabe Butler, a Navy Deep Sea Diver from Coranado, CA
  • John Irish, a Truck Driver and Roofer from West Allis, WI
  • Elizabeth “EJ” Robertson, a Laborer/Journeyman from Peoria, IL
  • David Huskins, a field Technician from Denver, CO
  • Bubba Peters, a Tow Truck Operator from Seattle, WA

Contestants can register by visiting, where they can submit a short essay and photograph. Submissions will be accepted until Jan. 30.

“This is a great way for two well-respected work wear brands to showcase the men and women behind some of the toughest jobs out there,” said Steve Carter, Vice President of Corporate Sales for Carhartt. “Our customers work hard and play hard, and these are two fabulous prizes that we look forward to presenting to our top two finalists.”

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