Work Uniform Blog

A Century of Pride: George C. Buik and the Early Years

As we approach our centennial anniversary, our blog series, A Century of Pride, details Roscoe’s (almost) 100 years of colorful history through the recollections of modern family members, some written histories and an irresistible trove of faded note cards, old photos and family lore.

In Roscoe’s early years, founders J.P. “Jack” O’Connell and George C. Buik shared the responsibilities of managing their new laundering business. O’Connell handled the day-to-day operations of the plant while Buik maintained his job as a business agent for the Chicago machinists’ union, assisting O’Connell on the side.

In their free time, the two friends chased …

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The Right Floor Mat System for Keeping Your Workplace Clean and Safe

By Sergio Peña, District Service Manager

As a District Service Manager and 15-year member of the Roscoe Team, I have had the privilege of meeting a lot of customers over the years, beginning as a Route Service Representative. And while our work uniforms are the “meat and potatoes” of this business, as my supervisor once told me, I have also spent a lot of time helping customers take care of their floors as well.

As an industry veteran, I know that appearance matters. That includes what you see when you’re looking down. Floor mats are an important part of maintaining …

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A Century of Pride: Roscoe’s Roaring 20s

As we approach our centennial anniversary, our blog series, A Century of Pride, details Roscoe’s (almost) 100 years of colorful history through the recollections of modern family members, some written histories and an irresistible trove of faded note cards, old photos and family lore.

Before the 1900s, work clothes were generally laundered at home. Family members – typically women – would hand-launder garments for the entire family.

But with the urbanization of America, employees were increasingly required to wear uniforms for personal and product protection and as part of new standards of cleanliness in the workplace.

In response to …

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4 Reasons to Use a Uniform Rental Program

Maintaining hygiene and professionalism are key to success, and a uniform rental partner will ensure your employees look their best, day after day.

Relying on employees for the maintenance, laundering, and general upkeep of their uniforms can lead to inconsistent hygiene and professionalism.

Outsourcing uniform management to a uniform rental service alleviates the stress of worrying whether your employees will show up looking their best. With a professional laundering partner, hygiene, safety, and professionalism are managed for you.

Here are the top 4 reasons companies choose to use a uniform rental partner.

1. Company Image

When it comes to service-based …

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