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Industry Leaders Collaborate on COVID-19 Safety

As in many businesses, industry collaboration in the industrial uniform business provides an array of benefits, from opportunities for professional development to the ability to speak with a bigger voice on key issues.

These days, it’s a lifeline in more than the metaphorical sense as the industry association for the linen, uniform and facility services industry has become a source of critical information around best practices in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Among other efforts, the Textile Rental Service Association (TRSA) is using its on-demand learning program to bring together industry leaders to share knowledge and best practices for …

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Maintaining “Traction” Throughout Challenging Times

“Vision without traction is merely hallucination.”

― Gino Wickman, Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

It takes more than a vision to steer a family-owned business through all of the challenges a century can bring.

As Roscoe has passed through three generations of the Buik family, the challenges have always kept pace alongside our commitment to core values that include service, integrity, consistency and continuous improvement.

So while the coronavirus is unquestionably among the biggest obstacles we have ever faced, we find ourselves returning to the principles and processes that have gotten us this far.

Roscoe President Jim Buik, …

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Keeping Our Green Commitment on Earth Day and Beyond

In the near future, as stay-at-home orders are lifted and we begin to reclaim our usual routines, the industry association for the linen, uniform and facility services industry, TRSA, reminds us that environmentally-friendly business practices are more than earth friendly – they are a key part of the economic recovery as well.

Green processes and the conservation of resources, like techniques that reduce water and energy use, are also efficient business practices, allowing businesses to pass cost benefits on to their customers while they are also investing in the planet that we will pass on to future generations.

“Techniques that …

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Keeping Essential Businesses Safe and Productive

As a local, family-owned work uniform provider, at Roscoe, there has never been much separation between our customers and our community.

It feels especially true now as we find ourselves in the role of helping essential businesses and industries stay safe and productive in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.

Our customers work in food and medical manufacturing, health and veterinary clinics, transportation and warehousing operations all across the Chicago area. Together they are helping ensure that the vital work of providing food, medical supplies, healthcare, and other essential goods and services can move forward with minimal disruption.

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Keep the Flu At Bay with Healthy Workplace Measures

It is shaping up to be a rough cold and flu season.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the 2019-2020 flu season has resulted in as many as 32 million illnesses and 18,000 deaths, with weeks to go.

While flu shots can lessen symptoms for some people, flu strains mutate and change each year, making it impossible for the flu vaccine to perfectly target every influenza variation. As an added source of worry, there is a lot of anxiety around the novel coronavirus which has left tens of thousands of people ill across the world.…

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