Industry: Uniform Supplier
If Cintas had its way, you’d never agonize over what to wear to work. The #1 uniform supplier in the US boasts 900,000 clients (McDonald’s, Royal Caribbean) and some 5 million people wear its garb each day. Cintas — which sells, leases, and rents uniforms — operates more than 430 facilities across the US and Canada; it leases about half of them. Besides offering shirts, jackets, slacks, and footwear, the company provides clean-room apparel and flame-resistant clothing. Other products offered by Cintas include uniform cleaning, first-aid and safety products, clean-room supplies, and document handling and storage. CEO Scott Farmer owns about 14% of the company. His father, Richard, founded the company in 1968.