Author Archives for Mark Stedman

Give the Gift of Warmth This Winter

December 9, 2019 3:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The holidays are full of opportunities to extend a little bit of help to someone in need, and in many ways, these opportunities are like a gift we give ourselves.

At Roscoe, our team members enjoy their participation in efforts like Coat Angels, Angel Tree, and the work of Chicago area food banks, children’s hospitals, and other charitable organizations so much, it can be hard to think of it as “giving.” It’s a gift.

The reaction of disadvantaged children receiving coats, hats, scarves, and gloves chosen just for them is an experience so moving that once you decide …

Celebrating Decades of Teamwork and Commitment

December 4, 2019 6:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you are a Roscoe customer, chances are good that you know the employees who pick up the phone when you call, who deliver your uniforms and who manage your account. That’s because Roscoe team members tend to stick around.

So many Roscoe team members make their careers here that we had to form a special club just to celebrate them.

Our 20-Year Club represents a big part of who we are at Roscoe and we are proud to be a company where so many people choose not just to work here, but to build a career that spans …

Organization Helping Local Schools Turn the Page

November 18, 2019 7:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Teamwork is central to our culture on the job at Roscoe. But one of our favorite kinds of teamwork is the kind that takes place off the job, out in the community, where we are constantly inspired by the work of organizations like Turning the Page, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting family engagement in the schools, developing and supporting parent leaders, and instilling a “lifelong love of learning” in the children it serves.

Roscoe team members recently had the opportunity to help Turning the Page sort and box donated books for the two pop-up bookstores it operates in Chicago. …

From the Ground Up: The Right Mat System Lays a Foundation for Success

November 4, 2019 2:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Most people don’t pay much attention to floor mats. They’re something you step on to clean your shoes as you enter a doorway without really giving it any thought. However, for businesses and manufacturing facilities, mats play an important role in creating a safe and productive work environment.

  • “Slip and falls” are the second leading cause of all workplace injuries, impacting over 25,000 people a day (Liberty Mutual Workplace Index)
  • The costs associated with “slip and fall” accidents exceeds $70 billion every year, according to the National Safety Council
  • Anti-fatigue mats can prevent Cumulative Trauma Disorder, saving

When Our Customers Tell Us They Couldn’t Be Happier, It’s Game On

October 18, 2019 4:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“Competition whose motive is merely to compete, to drive some other fellow out, never carries very far. The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.” — Henry Ford

In 1995, Michael Jordan shocked the world when he announced that, out of his sudden retirement from the NBA the previous year, he would be pursuing a career in minor league baseball. The public was baffled: why would such a successful man – arguably one of the best basketball players in the world – make …