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Works Uniforms for Packaging Manufacturer

When a multinational company tries you on for size and keeps coming back, you know you're doing something right.

At Roscoe, that means having a uniform rental program that our clients – big and small – can rely upon to provide high quality work uniforms kept in good condition and delivered on time, in the right quantity and with no surprise up-charges.

It means having a mat rental program that is reliable, cost-effective and worry free. It means being able to provide high-quality image apparel in a wide variety of products for promoting a client's brand.

When a relationship grows to include all of that – that's when we know that we've earned our Roscoe pride.

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Floor Mat Dirty Facts: Slips & Falls

Floor Mat Dirty Facts: Slips & Falls

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As part of our Dirty Facts blog post series, below are the latest research findings and statistics related to the impact of slips and falls on the health of your employees, customers and others.

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  • The average slip-and-fall claim is $4,000 (NFSI)
  • The average cost of a slip-related injury exceeds $12,000 (Wausau Insurance Co.)
  • The average cost to defend against a slip-and-fall lawsuit is $50,000 (NFSI)
  • Fall-related medical expenses cost Americans more than $20 billion each year; projections show these expenses will climb to more than $32 billion over the next 20 years (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • For every dollar spent on floor maintenance products, the average supermarket will spend $3 paying for slip and fall accidents (NFSI)
  • Preventing workplace injuries makes it easier for a company to reach its financial goals. For example, a company with $100,000 of costs related to workplace injuries will have to produce an additional $2 million in revenue just to cover the expense, assuming a 5% profit margin. (Liberty Mutual)
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Roscoe Mat Systems Improve Safety and Reduce Maintenance Costs

Custom Mat Systems Chicago

In addition to work uniforms, Roscoe provides floor mat rental systems that stop dust, dirt, water, and debris more effectively than store bought (disposable) mats or using a single type of mat.

Our mat system includes the following:

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The Uniform Services Company is Dedicated to Continuous Improvement Through Customer Feedback

As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, continuous improvement driven by customer feedback is the core of Roscoe's quality program. The Chicago uniform company hired Market Measurement, Inc., an independent market research firm, to conduct a brief telephone survey among our customers. The survey, conducted by professional market research interviewers, should require no more than eight-nine minutes, but provide a wealth of information for the laundry service team to make improvements in the products we provide.  text

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Roscoe Team Members Unite to Provide Exceptional Service

Teamwork is vital for an operation to run smoothly and efficiently. Steve Jobs had a very interesting metaphor for teamwork. When he was younger he befriended an elderly neighbor who invited him to his garage one day to show him an old rock tumbler. The neighbor got some regular old ugly rocks and put them in the can with a little bit of liquid and grit powder, closed the can and told him to come back the next day. The can made quite the racket as the stones went around. When Jobs came back the next day the man opened the can and took out these amazingly beautiful polished rocks. Jobs goes on to say that, "through the team, through that group of incredibly talented people bumping up against each other, having arguments, having fights sometimes, making some noise, and working together they polish each other and they polish the ideas, and what comes out are these beautiful stones."  text

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Grove Industries and the Importance of Choosing the Right Supplier

The debate of whether to choose a national or a local supplier for your business's uniform services, mat rentals, restroom supplies and other laundry services will have the topics of price, personnel and resources surface. The best way to compare, perhaps, is by asking someone who has experienced renting from both local, independently owned and national chains.  text

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The Chicago Uniform Company Installs LED Lighting in our Facility

The uniform services company loves sharing new projects happening at our facility. If you have recently passed by our location at 3535 W. Harrison you would have noticed our bright signs with the prideful lion hanging outside our building. That was a project intended to beautify the building, but also to update to our current branding.  text

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The Chicago Uniform Company Successfully Completes an External ISO Audit

Roscoe is very proud to have our entire operations ISO 9001:2008 Certified as it is something that is arduous, requiring detailed documentation of our processes, but very valuable. It's extremely beneficial for the uniform services company and our customers as these standards ensure our products and service consistently meet your requirements and quality is continuously improved.  text

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The Uniform Services Company Plans for 2015

The Chicago uniform company has great plans to provide more value to our customers, grow at a healthy, profitable rate and protect our customers and team members from workplace hazards. Every year, we work with Bruce Hodes from CMI to develop our annual plan using customer feedback gathered by Carl Hendrickson from Market Measurement. Developing a "customer-centric" annual plan has served the mat rental company well over the years as we have grown in size and stature in our market.  text

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The Chicago Mat Company’s Year in Review – 2014

We started off by getting organized in 2014 with six helpful tips from Peter Economy including: setting realistic goals and staying focused on them, getting and maintaining a calendar, setting priorities at the start of each day, prioritizing priorities, tying up loose ends at the end of each day and cleaning up your workspace. The uniform services company hopes you were able to accomplish some or most of your resolutions with these helpful tips.  text

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