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 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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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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August 10: A Celebration of the Amazing Real Animal Behind Our Logo

It is a big month for us here at Roscoe where we are celebrating 100 years in business as Chicago’s family-owned, independent work uniform provider. As our motto suggests, it’s an accomplishment in which we “Take Pride.”

But this year we are taking the opportunity to share the spotlight with a pride of another sort: August 10 is World Lion Day and an opportunity to honor one of the most amazing species on the planet.  Lions have long captured the imagination and curiosity of humans, who see in them a symbol for courage, tenacity, leadership, ferocity, and of course, pride.…

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Cultivating Talent Key to Achieving Workplace Diversity

“I’m very lucky to have found a family-owned company like Roscoe that values and respects all cultures and diverse backgrounds.” To me, that is what makes us a strong company.” – Roscoe Operations Team Leader Miriam Avila

When Miriam Avila started at Roscoe as an entry-level production employee in 1994, her supervisor Mike Alesia quickly realized she had leadership potential.

He was right. Within seven years she was part of the Roscoe leadership team, heading up production in our main plant.

A series of promotions and 27 years later, today Avila oversees the Roscoe Operations Team. She considers herself fortunate …

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