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Lights, Camera, Laundry! Roscoe Wins Industry Association Video Contest

January 11, 2021 3:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Roscoe takes first place in the annual TRSA video contest for our virtual tour of our state-of-the-art facility.

Dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the industry, TRSA’s annual video contest is a lighthearted effort to highlight the important role videos can play in educating customers and prospects. And of course, the pandemic has only heightened the need for such communication. When we undertook our video project in 2019, we could not have imagined a year in which a virtual tour of our plant would be the only type of tour we could give.

And while we’re looking forward to hosting live tours …


Professional Outerwear Fit for Chicagoland Winter

December 23, 2020 3:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This autumn has been relatively mild. But this is Chicagoland, and colder, wet weather is certainly on the way. Protect yourself with outerwear from Roscoe, available for rental or purchase.

Include Jackets in Your Uniform Rental Service

Roscoe rental jackets work just like uniforms. We supply, we deliver, and we pick up and launder soiled jackets. No fuss for you, the customer!

The rental jackets come in three styles. The first is a Soft-Shell Jacket that is wind and water-resistant. Available in a unisex style, it comes with a polyester fleece inner lining for added comfort. With a four-way stretch …


Roscoe President Ends Busy Second Term as Industry Association Chair

November 23, 2020 2:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When Roscoe President Jim Buik began his second two-year term as chairman of the industry association for the linen, uniform and facility services industry in 2018, he could not have imagined the challenges that lay ahead.

Buik’s longstanding advocacy of industry collaboration, modernization, strategic planning and transparency, however, proved well-suited to a term in which the coronavirus pandemic overtook the agenda and left no industry unscathed.

But while many businesses struggled just to minimize the damage, just getting through was never an option for an industry built on principles of hygiene and sanitization in the era of a runaway virus.…


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Sloppy Weather Meets its Mat(ch)

November 13, 2020 4:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In Chicago, we don’t need a groundhog to tell us if the weather is about to change. It’s always about to change.

And while we had a bit of a dry spell over the summer, it’s already time to start thinking about that wet, sloppy season known as… well you know what it’s known as.

Not to cast a cloud (ahem) over what is shaping up to be a beautiful fall, but if you run a business, it is time to start planning for sloppy weather.

That means having the right accessories underfoot.

Keep Mud, Sleet, Snow &


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

October 16, 2020 1:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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 …