About the project

UniFirst is one of North America’s largest workwear and textile service companies, providing managed uniform, protective clothing, and custom corporate image apparel programs to businesses in diverse industries. With over 250 locations, it can be difficult to run a successful recognition program. Leaders in each branch of the company make it their responsibility to recognize the employees working at their location.

In Tampa, UniFirst employees are recognized and thanked for their commitment to the company during a Founder’s Day Picnic. To keep things fun and creative, UniFirst welcomes their employees to participate in a dessert bake off and obstacle course challenge. An acrylic Dessert Champion award in the shape of an ice cream sundae is used to recognize the employee who wins the baking competition. The Obstacle Course Champion receives an acrylic award designed to capture the tire challenge portion of the course.

UniFirst also uses Founder’s Day to celebrate the accomplishments of their Route Sales Representatives (RSR). Awards are given in three categories including:

  • Most Improved RSR
  • Most Valuable RSR
  • RSR of the Year