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Clean Show 2017: The Roscoe Recap

Clean Show 2017: The Roscoe Recap

This year’s Clean Show was the 40th and biggest yet, attracting over 12,000 attendees to the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 5-8, 2017.

According to American Laundry News, the exhibit space was sold out to 481 vendors of all types of products for laundry and linen service providers, covering 227,006 square feet of convention center space – the largest booth space sales since the show was held in Las Vegas 10 years ago.

Six members of the Roscoe Team attended Clean Show 2017. Below are the highlights of what we saw and learned, as well as a word …

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Roscoe Wins Governor’s Sustainability Award, Again

Roscoe Wins Governor's Sustainability Award, Again

Every fall since 1987, the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award has recognized companies in Illinois that demonstrate a commitment to reducing environmental impact and encouraging a more sustainable Illinois economy.

For 2016, Roscoe is proud to have earned the 30th Annual Governor’s Sustainability Award again, which we previously won in 1999. Other Governor’s Sustainability Award winners include Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, Argonne National Laboratory, CDW, City of Naperville, ComEd, The Field Museum, Marathon Petroleum, Quaker Foods, and United Airlines.

“This is not an easy thing to get,” said Kevin O’Brien, director of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC). “It takes a …

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Governor’s Sustainability Award Submission

Governor's Sustainability Award Submission

Solid Waste Reduction, Resource Conservation & Clean Green Certified

Roscoe was founded in 1921 on the principles of sustainability – laundering and reusing textiles that were once discarded. This foundation of reuse has evolved over the years to include a variety of textiles and provides customers with alternatives to disposable products that find their way into landfills containing undesirable soiled materials. Roscoe installed the first wastewater pre-treatment system in the industry and holds the longest record of sustainability.

“Implementing sustainable best practices is not only smart for the environment, it is smart for the bottom line” remarked owner Jim Buik …. …

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Chicago: The Innovation Capital of the World

Few are as proud to be a Chicagoan as the locals in this stunning metropolis; even when it’s coated in ice. Don’t believe us: check out these pictures.

Apparently, we have good reason according to the list compiled by Blue Sky Innovation of the 20 greatest innovations Chicago gave the world. Topping the list are nuclear reaction, the skyscraper, cellphone, open-heart surgery and balloon-frame construction. Our frozen Chicago hearts just grew ten sizes.

In honor of this list, the Chicago uniform company decided to generate its own list of innovations it has spearheaded for the industrial laundry industry. Since …

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Roscoe: Driven with Pride

Roscoe is excited to unveil four brand new trucks in the next couple of weeks. The new trucks purchased from Currie Motors, a valued customer of this Chicago uniform company for over 10 years, are bigger, better and leaner. Not only do the trucks have added benefits for the Route Service Representative (RSR), but also for our customers and the environment.

The RSR will be safer on the road with a rear-view camera and an additional window on the passenger-side door for 360 degree viewing at all times. It will also reduce stress and the physical toll constantly lifting …

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