Work Uniform Blog

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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Roscoe’s 100 Year Anniversary Makes Cover of Industry Magazine

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.

 

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

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 …

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A Century of Pride: George C. Buik and the Early Years

As we approach our centennial anniversary, our blog series, A Century of Pride, details Roscoe’s (almost) 100 years of colorful history through the recollections of modern family members, some written histories and an irresistible trove of faded note cards, old photos and family lore.

In Roscoe’s early years, founders J.P. “Jack” O’Connell and George C. Buik shared the responsibilities of managing their new laundering business. O’Connell handled the day-to-day operations of the plant while Buik maintained his job as a business agent for the Chicago machinists’ union, assisting O’Connell on the side.

In their free time, the two friends chased …

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

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 …

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