G&K Services' Denver Facility Receives Gold Award for Environmental Excellence

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G&K Services' Denver Facility Receives Gold Award for Environmental Excellence

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- G&K Services, Inc. announced today that its facility in Denver, Colorado was awarded a 2012 Gold Award from the Denver Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation District, for perfect compliance with wastewater pretreatment requirements and a demonstrated commitment to environmental excellence. G&K was one of only 12 organizations, and the only industrial laundry operation, in the Denver metropolitan area to receive the 2012 award.

Jay Parra, Plant Manager of G&K's Denver facility (left) and Steve Rohacs, General Manager of G&K De ...

Jay Parra, Plant Manager of G&K's Denver facility (left) and Steve Rohacs, General Manager of G&K Denver, receive the 2012 Gold Award from the Denver Metro Wastewater Reclamation District. (Photo: Denver MWRD)

"This is a great honor for our company, which reflects G&K's commitment to environmental stewardship and water conservation," said Dick Stutz, G&K's Senior Vice President of Operations. "Over the past two years our team in Denver has made a concentrated effort to improve wastewater treatment and reduce fresh water usage. This award validates the success we've achieved."


In 2012, G&K's Denver facility completed the installation of an industry-leading water treatment system. The system allows wastewater generated in the laundry process to be cleaned and re-used in subsequent wash cycles. The facility is now re-using approximately 65 percent of its wastewater.

G&K Services is an industry leader in the design, development and implementation of environmentally responsible industrial laundry practices. The company continually strives to maximize efficiency and reduce its consumption of water, energy and chemicals. G&K Services has processes in place to minimize wastewater pollutants and ensure compliance with environmental regulations at all of its locations.

About G&K Services, Inc.
G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused market leader of branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States, and is the largest such provider in Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K Services has nearly 7,800 employees serving approximately 165,000 customers from 160 facilities in North America. G&K Services is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol GK and is a component of the Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index. For more information on G&K Services, visit the company's web site at www.gkservices.com.

About The Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation District
The Metro Wastewater Reclamation District serves most of the metro Denver region and is the largest wastewater treatment agency in the Rocky Mountain West. It treats about 130 million gallons of wastewater a day for 1.7 million metro Denver residents in its 715-square-mile service area.



G&K Services, Inc.
Jeff Huebschen, 952-912-5773
Director, Investor Relations
Jeff.Huebschen@gkservices.com

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