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Continued Vigilance Will Help Get Us Through the Pandemic

By Dan Oliver II, District Service Manager

As we march further into 2021 with increasing vaccine distribution, more employees returning to the workplace, and businesses operating at greater capacity, it is especially important to maintain a higher standard of cleanliness and safety. We cannot relax in our efforts to minimize the spread of COVID, as well as the common cold and flu.

In addition to face covering and social distancing, here are some healthy habits recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Encourage your employees to stay home when they


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 …


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 …


Professional Outerwear Fit for Chicagoland Winter

This autumn has been relatively mild. But this is Chicagoland, and colder, wet weather is certainly on the way. Protect yourself with outerwear from Roscoe, available for rental or purchase.

Include Jackets in Your Uniform Rental Service

Roscoe rental jackets work just like uniforms. We supply, we deliver, and we pick up and launder soiled jackets. No fuss for you, the customer!

The rental jackets come in three styles. The first is a Soft-Shell Jacket that is wind and water-resistant. Available in a unisex style, it comes with a polyester fleece inner lining for added comfort. With a four-way stretch …


Roscoe President Ends Busy Second Term as Industry Association Chair

When Roscoe President Jim Buik began his second two-year term as chairman of the industry association for the linen, uniform and facility services industry in 2018, he could not have imagined the challenges that lay ahead.

Buik’s longstanding advocacy of industry collaboration, modernization, strategic planning and transparency, however, proved well-suited to a term in which the coronavirus pandemic overtook the agenda and left no industry unscathed.

But while many businesses struggled just to minimize the damage, just getting through was never an option for an industry built on principles of hygiene and sanitization in the era of a runaway virus.…