WILMINGTON, Mass. () - UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF), an industry leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and facility products throughout the U.S. and Canada, has again secured a position in the top ten among Selling Power magazine's annual list of 50 Best Companies to Sell For. Finishing only six points behind the number one position, the 2015 ranking highlights UniFirst's notable and consistent climb over the past four years, beginning in 2012 when the company was ranked number 17, and marks UniFirst's second year in a row finishing in the top ten.
Each year, the corporate research team at Selling Power magazine assembles and publishes its list of the 50 Best Companies to Sell For. Companies are evaluated in the following areas: customer growth and retention; hiring, compensation, sales training, and enablement; and company recognition and reputation. UniFirst scored higher than such well-known organizations as Google, Microsoft, Xerox, Paychex, and Waste Management.
"This honor is the result of a companywide focus on supporting sales efforts and sales people, world-class sales training programs, and building strong customer relationships," said Jerry L. Messenger, director of sales support at UniFirst. "Our continued upward trend on this list reflects our commitment to professional development programs. We believe that empowering and educating our sales staff helps drive our company's continued success and fosters an atmosphere of employee contentment and pride."
Selling Power magazine founder and publisher Gerhard Gschwandtner says the companies on the list support excellence in sales through support via coaching, training, and offering sales enablement solutions; by keeping people motivated; and by creating an active selling culture. According to Selling Power, inclusion on the list gives companies a competitive advantage when hiring top sales professionals.
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Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniform and workwear programs, as well as the delivery of facility service programs. Together with its subsidiaries, the company also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. UniFirst manufactures its own branded workwear, protective clothing, and floorcare products, and with over 225 service locations, 275,000 customer locations, and 12,000 employee Team Partners, the company outfits more than 1.5 million workers each business day. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800.455.7654 or visit www.unifirst.com.