Work Uniform Blog

A Century of Innovation is Just the Starting Point

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 …

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Roscoe’s Centennial Featured on Cover of American Laundry News

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 …

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

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 …

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Roscoe Joins in Celebrating a Big Day for Lions in Chicago

Tomorrow is a big day for a celebrated Chicago lion family, or two.

Oct. 14 is the grand opening of the long-awaited Pepper Family Wildlife Center, a state-of-the-art habitat built around the zoo’s original lion house and featuring “nose-to-nose” indoor and outdoor viewing windows.

The savanna-style lion habitat is now home to a new pride that includes one male, Jabari, and three females, Zari, Hasira and Cleo.

The wildlife center is also home to two red pandas, two Canada lynx and two snow leopards.

Roscoe’s founding family, the Buiks, got a sneak preview of the facility on Sept. 30 …

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A Favorite Tradition Keeps the Roscoe Work Family Coming Together Year after Year

Roscoe Service Supervisor Bob Olivera was astounded at the turnout when he entered the restaurant for his 20-year work anniversary celebration recently

But it’s a Roscoe tradition; our 20-Year-Club members return year after year. Long after they’ve retired from the company, they return to help celebrate the new members of the club.

“I couldn’t believe it when I saw it,” said Olivera. “People who retired 20 years ago still come to the dinner. Once you get inducted, it is a lifetime thing. We will all be there next year with the next bunch of buddies.”

The annual event at …

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