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A Century of Innovation is Just the Starting Point

December 23, 2021 11:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As we near the end of a historic year for the Roscoe Company, it might be tempting to imagine that when it comes to meeting the work uniform needs of businesses across the Chicago area, we know all there is to know.

After all, we just celebrated 100 years in this business and our customers report record-breaking levels of satisfaction in our annual customer survey.

But of course, as our hardworking customers know as well as anyone, you don’t succeed in any enterprise by imagining you’ve got nothing to learn.

As proud as we are of our 100-year milestone, we …


Roscoe’s Centennial Featured on Cover of American Laundry News

December 1, 2021 11:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Roscoe Company’s 100th anniversary celebration made the cover of one of the industry’s leading publications in November, with a story highlighting a long and successful history of helping businesses across Chicagoland get to work.

The story notes that Roscoe celebrated this milestone inside a “technologically-advanced 100-year-old building,” a feat made possible by the 2018 installation of our state-of-the-art sorting system and a major building renovation – both accomplished with no disruptions in customer service.

The takeaway? The secret to Roscoe’s longevity is the Roscoe team and the deep pride we take in our products, customers and community 365 days …


Why Your Business Needs a High-Quality Floor Mat System

November 19, 2021 3:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When it comes to makeshift floor protection and attempts to improve safety, we’ve seen it all.

From cheap, store-bought mats that buckle, curl and tear, to cardboard covering the floor, to what appears to have become permanent wet floor signs … all used in areas where a rental floor mat, which is cleaned and exchanged on a regular basis, would have been a much better solution.  

What’s So Bad About Store-Bought Mats?

Store-bought mats typically don’t last long and become trip hazards when they start to curl, crack, buckle, and tear. And because they are not cleaned professionally, for


Roscoe IT Team Leader and Fourth-Generation Buik Family Member Graduates from Industry Executive Training

November 1, 2021 9:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Roscoe IT Team Leader Julia Buik, a fourth-generation member of Roscoe’s founding family, has graduated from the industry association’s executive training institute.

A second Roscoe team member, District Service Manager Sergio Peña, has completed his third year of the four-year program.

The Executive Management Institute program (EMI), operated by the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA), offers professionals in the uniform and textile industry a unique leadership training curriculum along with an opportunity to network and create lasting relationships with industry peers.

Buik said her experience was heightened by the fact that the program is one her father, Roscoe President and …


Roscoe Helps Ease Back-to-School Costs for Neighborhood Families

October 19, 2021 7:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As a mother of three, Roscoe Office Team Leader Barbara Polk knows how daunting it can be to purchase school supplies. This year, the cost of back-to-school supplies has reached record levels, In addition, many family incomes are suffering as a result of the pandemic.

When Polk pitched the idea of a school supply drive to aid schools on Chicago’s West Side, her fellow Roscoe team members were all in. The project quickly picked up steam and Polk and her fellow team members had soon collected $9,000, including donations from a variety of Roscoe vendors. The company matched the donations …