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Chicago Uniform Company Upgrades Executive Line

After Extensive Wash & Wear Testing, We've Upgraded Our Executive Line of Rental Apparel

Chicago Uniform Company Upgrades Executive Line

We've reviewed hundreds of executive work uniform options over the past year and even tested 25. As a result, we've selected four new shirt styles for men and women, each of which includes a variety of different colors and cuts.

Why Use Executive Rental Garments

If you don't control your image, who does? Your employees do in what they wear. How do you feel about their clothing choices?

By choosing an executive line of shirts and pants, you will control your brand image, save your employees a bundle on clothing purchases and dry cleaning, and you will provide your C-suite with apparel they'll want to wear.

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Local & Family Owned vs. National Chains

The Roscoe Company: Local & Family Owned Since 1921

Local & Family Owned Laundry vs. National Chains

America is increasingly heading back to its roots, embracing local, independent companies with rich histories. Family-owned businesses provide countless benefits for the economy and the local community, accounting for over 50% of the gross domestic product. This rings true for textile rental companies, like Roscoe – a local and family owned supplier.

In a study done by the CSC Network, people prefer local, family owned providers because they outperform national chains in the following categories:

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Donald W. Buik: Industrial Pioneer Passes On

Donald W. Buik: Industrial Pioneer Passes On

Donald W. Buik, 88, a former president of the Institute of Industrial Launderers (IIL) and of The Roscoe Co., Chicago, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 2.

"His passions were his family and his family's business," said his son and current company President Jim Buik in a brief statement.

Visitation is slated for 9:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday Sept. 19, at Bethel UCC, 315 E. St. Charles Rd., Elmhurst, IL 60126. A memorial service and lunch will follow immediately afterward. Anyone seeking further information may contact Jim Buik at jimb@eroscoe.com or 773.354.2450.

After serving in the U.S. Navy in 1945-46, the elder Buik completed a degree at Northwestern University in 1948 and joined the family business founded in 1921 by his father George.

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The Chicago Uniform Company Pays Tribute to an Industry Icon: Donald W. Buik

The Chicago Uniform Company Pays Tribute to an Icon

Don Buik surrounded by three of his four children (Nancy, Jim & Chris)

Donald W. Buik had a remarkable career in the work uniforms & textile rental industry – just as his father, George C. Buik, he had a disproportional degree of influence because he rolled up his sleeves, got involved and shared what he learned with the industry.

My dad is 88 years old and has good days and bad days, but when my sister Christine brought him down to the uniform rental company plant and met my sister Nancy and I to tour the ever changing operation – he was beaming with pride!

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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 Benefits of RFID Technology and how the Chicago Laundry Service Utilizes It

Headlines have been circling recently that the average hotel loses 10-20% of linens per month (2% due to theft). To combat this some 2,000 hotels have embedded radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips in their towels, robes, bedsheets and other linen to track which linens make it to and from the cleaners and to keep real-time inventory. Roscoe "The Chicago Uniform Company" thinks this is phenomenal as it is technology we have been using with our garments and in our facility for quite some time now.  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 Chicago Mat Company Teams Up with MTSA

With the recent changes in Congress and the Illinois State House and the call for proposed policy changes it's important to feel represented in local, state and national government. That's true for independently owned, local businesses like the Chicago uniform company and the community it serves.  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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