Brooke Boyer of Mt. Shasta earns Cole Crew award for working in tough conditions


Brooke Boyer, a wastewater treatment plant supervisor in Mt. Shasta, Calif. has been named the grand prizewinner of the Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew contest.

The contest was launched last December with the release of the Carhartt Rental Active jacket by Cintas Corp. The goal was to recognize workers in the U.S. and Canada whose jobs require them to work in tough conditions and cold temperatures.

Boyer won the contest based on public votes at a contest website. She will receive $100 in Carhartt merchandise and an all-expense-paid trip for two to the 2012 Stihl Timbersports Series in June.

In her website presentation, Boyer is shown operating a chain saw. Her statement read, “I wear Carhartt bibs everyday from September through April to work at the Mt. Shasta Wastewater Treatment Facility in Northern California. Coming to work at 7 in the morning when its 14 degrees F to collect wastewater samples can be quite challenging when your shoes are freezing to the concrete pad.

“There are six wastewater ponds at our facility, so we get to spend a good deal of time outside maintaining and collecting samples. I am also a public works employee, which means plowing snow. Since I ride in the oldest plow on the fleet, a 1968 FWD, that has a sorry excuse for a heater, I truly appreciate the warmth provided by the insulated bibs. Even in daily life I love to wear them when cutting firewood or spending a cold spring morning fishing by the Mc Cloud waterfalls.”

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