Work Uniform Blog

Excellence, Efficiency, Solutions, Reliability & Service: Dart Container Story

Dart Container, the world’s largest manufacturer of foam cups and containers, comes from humble beginnings in Mason, Michigan. It manufactured goods for the Department of Defense, including key rings, steel tape measures and dog tags. Today, it boasts a global corporation with 20 plants in 6 countries and over 7,500 employees. Dart produces more than 600 quality single-use products and packages worldwide for the food service, retail/consumer, and food packaging industries.

Dart Container truly evolved when William A. Dart perfected an expandable polystyrene (EPS) molding process in 1960 which led to the insulated foam cup that they are known …

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Taking Pride in Community Service

The tornadoes that struck the Midwest last Sunday hit too close to home with at least a dozen Illinois counties declared as state disaster areas. Images of overturned cars, homes reduced to rubble, trees ripped from their roots and residents searching for their belongings through debris caused this Chicago mat company to donate to the Heart of Illinois United Way Tornado Relief. We hope our contribution can provide some relief and aid to all the individuals affected by the storms.

Roscoe is, and has always been, a supporter of local causes in the community we serve. The Chicago mat …

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Great by Choice

Planning is a strong component of Roscoe’s culture and a key contributor to our success in the Chicago uniform rental market. This uniform and mat rental company works with CMI founder Bruce Hodes after a “chance” meeting at an INC Magazine Customer Service Conference in Florida over 20 years ago. But, as we learned from Great by Choice, a reading assignment for the cross functional planning team, your return on luck is higher if you follow the principles outlined by Collins and Hansen.

Great by Choice identifies companies that thrived 10X better than industry standards in uncertain and …

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How to Handle Shortages

John comes into work on Thursday at the Widget Company and finds that he only has one more uniform shirt, but his delivery day is not until Tuesday. What is John to do as he has the responsibility to maintain the image and professionalism of the company?

Described above is an example of shortages in the rental textile industry and the negative effects it can have on a business. Shortages are just one of the common issues companies renting textiles and garments may face. Over the course of the next few months, the other five issues will be discussed on …

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Roscoe: Driven with Pride

Roscoe is excited to unveil four brand new trucks in the next couple of weeks. The new trucks purchased from Currie Motors, a valued customer of this Chicago uniform company for over 10 years, are bigger, better and leaner. Not only do the trucks have added benefits for the Route Service Representative (RSR), but also for our customers and the environment.

The RSR will be safer on the road with a rear-view camera and an additional window on the passenger-side door for 360 degree viewing at all times. It will also reduce stress and the physical toll constantly lifting …

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