Work Uniform Blog

Roscoe Helps Ease Back-to-School Costs for Neighborhood Families

As a mother of three, Roscoe Office Team Leader Barbara Polk knows how daunting it can be to purchase school supplies. This year, the cost of back-to-school supplies has reached record levels, In addition, many family incomes are suffering as a result of the pandemic.

When Polk pitched the idea of a school supply drive to aid schools on Chicago’s West Side, her fellow Roscoe team members were all in. The project quickly picked up steam and Polk and her fellow team members had soon collected $9,000, including donations from a variety of Roscoe vendors. The company matched the donations …

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Thank You for 100 Years

A 100th anniversary is a milestone few businesses ever get to celebrate. There’s a bit of luck involved and a lot of planning. And you can’t overstate the value of having the right team of people invested in the work you do.

At Roscoe, we’ve had all of those things on our side, and more.

But none of that would have gotten us to 100 years without the loyalty of our customers: The people wearing our uniforms day after day and decade after decade are some of the hardest working people on the planet. You don’t get to be …

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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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Lights, Camera, Laundry! Roscoe Wins Industry Association Video Contest

Roscoe takes first place in the annual TRSA video contest for our virtual tour of our state-of-the-art facility.

Dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the industry, TRSA’s annual video contest is a lighthearted effort to highlight the important role videos can play in educating customers and prospects. And of course, the pandemic has only heightened the need for such communication. When we undertook our video project in 2019, we could not have imagined a year in which a virtual tour of our plant would be the only type of tour we could give.

And while we’re looking forward to hosting live tours …

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An Extra Proud Roscoe Celebrates a 99th Anniversary and One of the Hardest Working Teams in Chicago

This year marks Roscoe’s 99th year in business: an achievement only possible thanks to our team members whose dedication and loyalty have paved the way for Roscoe’s success.

No business anniversary is possible without the support of a great team, but to be approaching a 100th anniversary, you have to have a team that really goes above and beyond. That’s why our 99th anniversary celebration on Aug. 13 doubled as Employee Appreciation Day.

Over a catered lunch and our traditional More cupcakes, Roscoe’s team members joined CEO Jim Buik in reminiscing through the company’s history and reflecting …

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