Work Uniform Blog

Go Local for Work Uniform Excellence, Reliability and Customer Service

Your choice of a work uniform provider is not a small decision, no matter what business you are in.

For safety, comfort and a professional appearance day after day, a high-quality work uniform program can take a lot of worry off your plate.

When you find a high-quality work uniform provider in your own backyard, it might feel like an extra bit of luck, but it’s no coincidence.

“Each customer represents a relationship, not just an account.”

– Sales Team Leader Graham Johnson.

Industry surveys show that local, independently owned work uniform companies outrank their national competitors in customer assessments …

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ISO 9001:2015 Recertified and Recommitted to Our Customers

When you have been in business for going on 100 years, it might seem like a good time to relax a little. After all, something is obviously working right.

And we are looking forward to a fabulous centennial celebration later this year. But of course, you don’t reach a milestone like that by trusting only in your own success.

At Roscoe we built our business on a foundation that includes a lot of outside scrutiny and feedback. And ISO certification is a cornerstone of those efforts. Our recent recertification under ISO 9001:2015 caps an ongoing process that includes recertification …

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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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A Century of Pride: Roscoe’s Roaring 20s

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.

Before the 1900s, work clothes were generally laundered at home. Family members – typically women – would hand-launder garments for the entire family.

But with the urbanization of America, employees were increasingly required to wear uniforms for personal and product protection and as part of new standards of cleanliness in the workplace.

In response to …

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