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Roscoe’s 100 Year Anniversary Makes Cover of Industry Magazine

April 9, 2021 4:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Roscoe, a family-owned and operated business that will celebrate its 100th anniversary later this year, was featured in CSCNetwork News 1st Quarter 2021 member spotlight. The article traces the Chicago-based company’s roots, teamwork, culture, and history of industry innovation. CSCNetwork is more than a buying group or marketing alliance; they are the best resource any independently-owned, and operated, linen or industrial laundry can utilize to compete more effectively.

You can read the full article here.

You can view the entire 1st Quarter 2021 edition of the CSCNetwork News here.


Roscoe Earns OSHA Safety Certification for the Second Time

March 18, 2021 10:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Two years ago when Roscoe became one of only 34 employers in Illinois to have met all of the qualifications for certification under OSHA’s Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), it placed us in an elite group of businesses for exemplary workplace safety and health.

This year it was time to renew, and an even more important year for ensuring that our safety processes were buttoned down tight. So we’re especially proud to be able to announce our recertification.

The recognition grants us an exemption from OSHA programmed inspections for up to three years, but the real value is …

ISO 9001:2015 Recertified and Recommitted to Our Customers

March 12, 2021 6:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you have been in business for going on 100 years, it might seem like a good time to relax a little. After all, something is obviously working right.

And we are looking forward to a fabulous centennial celebration later this year. But of course, you don’t reach a milestone like that by trusting only in your own success.

At Roscoe we built our business on a foundation that includes a lot of outside scrutiny and feedback. And ISO certification is a cornerstone of those efforts. Our recent recertification under ISO 9001:2015 caps an ongoing process that includes recertification …

Continued Vigilance Will Help Get Us Through the Pandemic

February 12, 2021 9:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By Dan Oliver II, District Service Manager

As we march further into 2021 with increasing vaccine distribution, more employees returning to the workplace, and businesses operating at greater capacity, it is especially important to maintain a higher standard of cleanliness and safety. We cannot relax in our efforts to minimize the spread of COVID, as well as the common cold and flu.

In addition to face covering and social distancing, here are some healthy habits recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Encourage your employees to stay home when they

Reflections on a Momentous Year Left Behind and a Momentous Year Begun

January 22, 2021 8:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In some ways, turning the corner on 2020 feels like an accomplishment in itself.

And yet, despite the many difficulties – and the pandemic-related challenges we still face – 2020 was a year of more than perseverance for Roscoe and our customers. There were genuine accomplishments amid efforts that made us all a little stronger going forward.

As a family-owned company that will celebrate 100 years in business later this year, we have decades of perspective to draw upon when it comes to navigating difficult times. Previous generations of our family kept this enterprise going through the Great Depression, a …