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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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Step Right in with a Floor Mat Rental Program that Keeps the Dirt Out

Step Right in with a Floor Mat Rental Program that Keeps the Dirt Out

You probably walk right over them without ever giving them a second thought. But did you know that the right floor mat at the entrance to your workplace can keep out more than 80% of the dirt, dust and moisture that typically finds its way in?

It's the easiest cleaning tip ever. But to do the job right, your floor mats have to be the right type and size and properly cleaned on a regular basis. Vacuuming only removes a small percentage of dirt at the surface of the mat or carpeting.

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Clean Show 2017: The Roscoe Recap

Clean Show 2017: The Roscoe Round-Up

This year's Clean Show was the 40th and biggest yet, attracting over 12,000 attendees to the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 5-8, 2017.

According to American Laundry News, the exhibit space was sold out to 481 vendors of all types of products for laundry and linen service providers, covering 227,006 square feet of convention center space – the largest booth space sales since the show was held in Las Vegas 10 years ago.

Six members of the Roscoe Team attended Clean Show 2017. Below are the highlights of what we saw and learned, as well as a word about the show itself.

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Reusable Rental Shop Towels, Mops & Mats and the Profitability of Sustainability

Reusable Rental Shop Towels and Rags

Sustainability pays dividends to the environment, but it can also have a positive impact on the bottom line. Many organizations understand the benefits associated with work uniform rentals but reusable shop towels (rags), dust mops, wet mops, and floor mats processed weekly or every other week are also more sustainable and less expensive than disposable products. Having these products available, and in clean condition, reduces overall building maintenance and cleaning costs.

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Food Processing Uniform Case Study

Food Processing Uniform Case Study

Roscoe has many different types of work uniform rental and floor mat programs that can be customized to each individual customer and can be customized further accordingly to unique characteristics of different departments and functions they perform.

As an example of this flexibility, Roscoe recently installed uniforms and floor mats to a new customer that produces food products. This facility does require that its work uniform rental supplier follow strict HACCP procedures (Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Points), which Roscoe does, as they are a Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified company.

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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.

Expense

  • 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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Floor Mats: More Dirty Facts

Floor Mats: More Dirty Facts

In the spirit of national safety month, below are the latest research findings and statistics related to the impact of dust and dirt on the appearance of your place, impact on labor and the impact on the health of people.

Appearance

  • "91% of shoppers select a store to shop in because of its appearance" (Progressive Grocer)
  • When asked, "What's the first thing you look at when judging cleanliness?" the most popular first response of consumers was "Floors" (42%)
  • "A 10-year long study released also underscores the importance of entranceways, finding that students, when visiting colleges, largely based their selections on the appearance of the campus – specifically entranceways, restrooms and the grounds" (Cleaning & Maintenance Management)
  • When customers choose a restaurant, cleanliness ranks at the top for fast-food destinations
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The Dirty Facts about Dust and Floor Mats

The Dirty Facts about Dust and Floor Mats

So, you think you know about dust and floor mats?

Below is the latest research (brace yourself...) followed by an explanation of how floor mats will save you money, why rental mats work better and why renting from The Roscoe Company makes "cents" (in addition to renting work uniforms from us).


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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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