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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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Roscoe CEO on Family Business Strategies for Managing Pandemic Challenges

Roscoe CEO Jim Buik shared his thoughts with readers of the Daily Herald’s Business Ledger recently on the strategies that have helped Roscoe manage the challenges of the coronavirus and that can help other family business owners minimize their disruption as well.

Among other assets he has been able to draw upon, Buik writes of the “close relationships among long-tenured team members” at Roscoe.

Those team members are like a second family within the business, Buik writes, and the trust that has built up between team leaders and frontline team members over decades is a big part of what has …

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Industry Leaders Collaborate on COVID-19 Safety

As in many businesses, industry collaboration in the industrial uniform business provides an array of benefits, from opportunities for professional development to the ability to speak with a bigger voice on key issues.

These days, it’s a lifeline in more than the metaphorical sense as the industry association for the linen, uniform and facility services industry has become a source of critical information around best practices in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Among other efforts, the Textile Rental Service Association (TRSA) is using its on-demand learning program to bring together industry leaders to share knowledge and best practices for …

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