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Local & Family Owned vs. National Chains

Local & Family Owned vs. National Chains

The Roscoe Company: Local & Family Owned Since 1921

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:

Criteria Locally Owned National Chains
Fair Billing 72% 15%
Product Quality 62% 21%
Quality Personnel

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Thanks, Giving!

Thanks, Giving!

Dear Customers, Vendor Partners and Team Members,

We have so much to be thankful for at Roscoe in spite of losing Donald W. Buik, son of the founder and industry giant, a few months ago. Our customer satisfaction, as measured by an independent research organization, is at an all time high, growth has exceeded expectations and we enjoyed hosting family operators from across the nation as they toured our plant to provide valuable feedback to improve our operation. A number of process improvement and sustainability projects were completed, providing a strong foundation for the future.

With so much good fortune, Roscoe …

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Two New Roscoe 20-Year Club Inductees

Two New Roscoe 20-Year Club Inductees

This year, The Roscoe Company will recognize two employees that have been with us for 20 years: Russell Burt and Andrew Nutall. Both are route service representatives (RSRs) and we interviewed them to learn about their Roscoe experience and why they’re still with us after two decades.

Russell Burt

Russell’s first experience with The Roscoe Company came early: when he was about nine years old, he rode along on a delivery route with Fred Shaw and Danny Kendrick, two long-time RSRs. Russell’s mom was an executive secretary and served the company for 35 years, so this was a “bring your …

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Roscoe Floor Mat Systems Improve Safety & Reduce Maintenance Costs

Roscoe Floor Mat Systems Improve Safety & Reduce Maintenance Costs

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:

  • Scraper Mats are a rubber product, often placed outside of entrances that scrape debris off boots and shoes… before it enters the building.
  • Super Bristle & Ulti-Mats combine a carpeted pile with stiff bristles that stop up to 50% more dirt than a traditional carpeted product and the Ulti-Mat also has a raised border to contain water. Both of these mats

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Longtime Plant Expert Mike Alesia Passes On

Longtime Plant Expert Mike Alesia Passes On

Michael J. Alesia, an executive with The Roscoe Co., who retired in 2010 after 31 years of service with the company and the industry as an active member of UTSA, passed away on October 31.

Alesia worked as a dock supervisor for F.W. Means in Chicago before joining Roscoe in 1979. He rose through the ranks and contributed in a number of areas, including updating Roscoe’s production performance standards. He also implemented the industry’s Skill Standards and Certification Program while serving on a task force for UTSA, which was blended with TRSA in 2008. “Through Mike’s dedication, Roscoe became accredited …

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