Cincinnati-based Cintas Corp. said it will close its Calhoun facility, 100 Rus Drive, and move those operations to Chattanooga.

The closing will eliminate 40 jobs in Calhoun, according to the company. Calhoun employees will offered transfers or severance packages, the company said.

Cintas, which supplies uniforms, doormats and restroom supplies to businesses and industries, said it will serve existing customers in Calhoun, Rome and other Northwest Georgia locations from its facility in Kennesaw.

In September, announcing a 1.5 percent first quarter revenue increase, Cintas CEO Scott D. Farmer said the company’s customers have “continued to shed jobs throughout the year.” Those job losses “will continue to impact our businesses,” Farmer said.

Cintas has 30,000 employees in more than 390 facilities across North America, including four manufacturing plants and eight distribution centers.

Company revenues were $3.8 billion in fiscal year 2009, which ended May 31.

Calhoun Times