CINCINNATI, OH -- Charles Miles, a carpenter with Bardstown, KY-based Buzick Construction, was listed in the first group of finalists for Cintas & Carhartt's Tough Crew Contest, which recognizes individuals and teams that work in rugged environments.

Miles used his contest entry form to describe the tough conditions his team encounters while building whiskey warehouses and distilleries for companies like Maker's Mark and Jim Beam across Kentucky and Tennessee.

Eight additional finalists will be named in March and May. The grand prize winner, which will be announced in June, will receive approximately $2,500 in Carhartt workwear for their teams.

Buzick Construction, a family-run company specializing in commercial and industrial work, was founded by Cliff Buzick in 1937 during the Great Depression and at the end of Prohibition.

Additional finalists include:

Tina DeSandre – owner of a commercial HVAC company in Fraser, MI

Ric Hawkins – a certified electric foreman from Orosi, CA

David King – a welding engineer from Houston, TX

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