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Cintas Acquires Rental Uniform Service

Uniform/services provider expands footprint in Carolinas with family-owned business

CINCINNATI — Cintas Corp., based here, reports it has acquired Rental Uniform Service, a North Carolina-based, family-owned and -operated uniform and facility services rental business. 

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Rental Uniform Service was founded in 1949 by James Waggoner. Currently, his grandson, Danny Lawrence, serves as CEO. 

His four daughters are also involved in leading the company, which services customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee through two locations: its original Statesville, North Carolina, plant and its Gastonia, North Carolina, plant.   

“The Waggoner and Lawrence family has been a regional leader in this industry, and we’ve always respected how they’ve run their business,” says Scott Garula, president and COO of Cintas’ Rental Division. “

The family built a company that delivers outstanding quality and service to their customers, which has generated tremendous customer satisfaction and retention. 

“We look forward to adding talented and dedicated employee partners to our organization. We have very similar operating philosophies and cultures, which will also help the transition for their customers and staff.”  

Lawrence comments, “This business has been incredibly important to our family for decades, so it’s bittersweet to leave the industry.

“Our family has tremendous respect for Cintas. They run a first-class business and put their focus on their customers and their employee partners.

“Our companies have strong alignment on values, making Cintas the obvious decision to work with during this transition.” 

Cintas Acquires Rental Uniform Service

(Graphic: Cintas Corp.)

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