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Businesses and Individuals Play Key Roles in Protection against Flu

It's not possible to predict what this flu season will be like. The timing, severity, and length of the season vary year to year. But you can predict that the flu will spread…

 

UniFirst Named 2014 Top Ten Best Company to Sell For

UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF), an industry leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and protective clothing throughout the U.S. and Canada, has been named one of the 50 Best Companies to Sell For by Selling Power magazine for a third year in a row…

 

UniFirst Named to Apparel Magazine Top 50

For the eighth year in a row, Apparel magazine, a leading international resource for the global apparel industry, has ranked UniFirst as one of America's Top 50 apparel companies…

 

10 Tips for Keeping Roadway Workers Safer

As governments rebuild aging highways, experts are calling for a stronger focus on worksite safety, particularly pertaining to high visibility workwear…

 

Work Uniforms: Say Hello to the Halo Effect

It's an everyday fact of life that many people tend to categorize others based on their appearance. For example, someone wearing glasses is often perceived as being smarter. Someone wearing a suit can be viewed as fashionable. Someone wearing jeans may be labeled as laid back…

 

UniFirst's Prestige Packaging Helps Keep Everyday Healthcare Costs Low

Lil' Drug Store Products, Inc., a distributor of over-the-counter (OTC) medications to more than 100,000 convenience stores and retailers worldwide, has presented Prestige Packaging, a division of UniFirst Corporation, with its “2013 Supplier of the Year” award…

 

Ten Tips for Identifying Quality Uniforms and Workwear

In today's competitive business environment, “You are what you wear.” In the minds of consumers, employees outfitted in work clothing that's mismatched, dirty, disheveled, or just poorly made, can call into question the quality of products or services…

 

How to Keep Cold and Flu Infections Out of Your Life

If you want to avoid catching a cold or the flu, keep yourself and your surroundings as hygienically clean as possible. Although that can sound like a daunting task, it need not be with a slightly more conscious cleanliness effort. Keeping illness-causing organisms at bay can be largely accomplished by adopting three basic behaviors…

 

New Wrangler Workwear™ Rental Programs Now Offered by UniFirst

Customers of UniFirst, a leading provider of managed uniform and workwear programs to businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada, now have a wider selection of apparel offerings to choose from as the result of a new partnership formed with Wrangler Workwear™…

 

The Importance of Employee Uniform Colors

Scientific studies in academic journals and textbooks have repeatedly shown the colors you select to brand your business can be among the most effective ways to attract and keep customers…

 

Enhancing Your Brand Can Energize Sales

With the economy still sluggish following the recession, marketing professionals recommend that businesses “buff up” their brands to help energize sales…

 

UniFirst Named a “Best Company” to Sell for by Selling Power Magazine

UniFirst Corporation, an industry leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and protective clothing throughout the U.S. and Canada, has once again been named one of the “50 Best Companies to Sell For” in North America by Selling Power magazine…

 

UniFirst CEO Reveals ‘Secret Formula’ for his Company’s Success

UniFirst's “secret formula” helps give the Company a competitive advantage, and has earned the Company a significant market share in its industry, along with a coveted spot on the Forbes “Best Companies” list…

 

Flame Resistant Work Clothing Saves Lives

FR workwear is designed to resist ignition and to be almost immediately self-extinguishing upon removal of an igniting flame source to help prevent or limit the severity of body burns…

 

UniFirst Innovates Work Uniforms for Comfort and Style

When Henry Ford started manufacturing cars using the assembly line, he said customers could have any color Model T they wanted… as long as it was black. Similarly, his workers could choose any kind of work uniforms they wanted… as long as they were made of 100 percent cotton fabric…

 

Massachusetts Energy Official Pays Kudos To UniFirst

UniFirst Corporation recently received a congratulatory nod of approval from Massachusetts' top environmental official for the many measures it has in place to be a “greener”, more environmentally friendly company…

 

UniFirst Sends 'Care Packages' to U.S. Soldiers

U.S. military soldiers serving in Afghanistan will soon receive two seven-foot-tall pallets of “care packages” courtesy of UniFirst employees. The packages, filled with snack foods, toiletries, clothing, games, and other needed supplies…

 

UniFirst Recognized for Outstanding Financial Performance… 25 Years in a Row

For the 25th consecutive year, UniFirst has been named to the prestigious “Globe 100” list, which ranks Massachusetts-based public companies based on the previous calendar year's return on average equity, one-year percentage change in profit margin, one-year percentage change in revenue, and annual revenue…

 

Top 10 Benefits of Employee Uniforms

Legendary Harvard Business School marketing professor Theodore Levitt once said, “People don't want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want a quarter-inch hole!” Similarly, business managers don't want to simply rent work uniforms for their employees, they want to benefit from…

 

UniFirst Named A “Best Company” To Sell For

UniFirst Corporation has been named one of the “50 Best Companies to Sell For” in North America by Selling Power magazine, a publication that provides business readers with practical solutions for their sales management challenges…

 

UniFirst Introduces New Armorex® COOL Flame Resistant (FR) Workwear

UniFirst has expanded its proprietary line of flame resistant (FR) workwear with its new Armorex® COOL work shirts and coveralls. These new safety garments are made of an innovative, lighter weight, tri-blended FR fabric…

 

UniFirst Donates $200,000 in Clothing to Hurricane-Ravaged New Jersey Residents

Hurricane Sandy flood victims in the Little Ferry, New Jersey area will be a bit warmer this winter as a result of more than 7,000 fleece jackets, sweatshirts, and other clothing items donated by UniFirst Corporation…

 

UniFirst UniSafe℠ Garment Disinfection Service for Food Industry Passes Lab Scrutiny

Scientific testing by an independent laboratory has proven that a specialized laundering process, offered by UniFirst Corporation and used to disinfect and protect food industry garments, destroys pathogens known to cause nearly 90 million cases of food-borne illnesses in the U.S. and Canada each year…

 

OSHA Warns Nursing Care Facilities to 'Watch Their Steps'

Working in a nursing home or residential care facility can be particularly hazardous to your health, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA says such employees miss work at a rate that is 2.3 times higher…

 

UniFirst Named to Top 50 by Apparel Magazine

Apparel magazine, a leading international resource for the global apparel industry, has ranked UniFirst as one of America's Top 50 apparel companies for 2012…

 

UniFirst Sends U.S. Soldiers Packages Containing Hard-to-Get Supplies

UniFirst employees working in partnership with MooreMart, a nonprofit organization in New Hampshire that provides much needed, hard-to-get supplies to U.S. soldiers serving in the Middle East…

 

UniFirst Named as a 'Best Performing Company' by Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal

UniFirst, a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and protective clothing, has been named a “best performing” company for 2011 by two nationally recognized publications, The Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal (BBJ)…

 

Uniforms as Advertising

No one likes to think they're easily sold. That's why Madison Avenue strives to develop ads that create "positive impressions" that can subliminally impact purchasing decisions at a later date–when consumers are more likely to feel they're making independent purchasing decisions…

 

UniFirst Donates Morale-Boosting T-Shirts To Soldiers in Middle East

Captain Jeff Hastings found a highly effective antidote for the oftentimes sagging spirits of soldiers serving with the 718th Transportation Battalion in Iraq and Kuwait this past year. He presented each member of the unit with a custom printed T-Shirt…

 

UniFirst Named A “Best Company” to Sell For

UniFirst has been named one of the “50 Best Companies to Sell For” in North America by Selling Power magazine, a publication that provides business readers with practical solutions for their sales management challenges…

 

Tis the Season for Slip, Trip, and Fall Claims

With the moisture-packed winter season approaching, the potential for slip, trip, and fall accidents will increase significantly. And that's chilling news for business owners…

 

UniFirst to Test All-Electric Delivery Vans from Navistar for Pollution-Free Customer Deliveries

UniFirst, a provider of rental work apparel and cleanliness facility products to companies throughout the U.S. and Canada, has announced it will begin testing the use of electric-powered vans from Navistar for its customer deliveries…

 

UniFirst's Armorex FR® Flame Resistant Work Apparel Now Available with Enhanced Visibility Reflective Striping for Double-Duty Protection

UniFirst recently announced that the company has added a new reflective striping option to its most popular Armorex FR® flame resistant work shirts, pants, and coveralls to create a new line of combined Flame Resistant/Enhanced Visibility safety uniforms…

 

UniFirst Named a Top 50 Company by Apparel Magazine

Apparel magazine, the leading resource for global apparel executives, has once again ranked UniFirst as one of the nation's Top 50 apparel companies for 2011, based on its overall performance and financial management. The listing features UniFirst in the #13 position, up from #16 last year…

 

UniFirst Named as a 'Best Performing Company' by Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal

UniFirst has been named a “best performing” company for 2010 by two nationally recognized publications, The Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal (BBJ)…

 

UniFirst Sets Industry Pace in ISO Certifications

In a leading industry effort reflecting its commitment to customer service and continuous quality improvement, UniFirst, a provider of work uniforms, uniform rentals, and facility service products to businesses throughout North America, announced that more than 50 of its locations have now earned ISO 9001:2008 quality certification…

 

5 Ways to Improve Workplace Indoor Air Quality, Reduce Harmful Effects

If “allergy season” seems to arrive earlier every spring, the problem may not be outdoors with Mother Nature, but with the quality of the air inside your workplace…

 

New Research: Companies Reveal Most Effective Marketing Tool

What's the next big thing on Madison Avenue? According to new research the answer, for many companies, isn't a new social medium, ad network, or internet technology, but a decidedly "low tech" tactic aimed squarely at face-to-face customer interactions: company uniforms…

 

UniFirst CEO Puts 'Undercover Boss' Lessons into Practice

CEO Ronald Croatti of UniFirst, a leading provider of uniforms and related business services throughout North America, was recently featured on the hit CBS reality TV series, Undercover Boss, and has wasted no time implementing corporate policy and procedure changes as a result…

 

UniFirst Named “Best of the Best” for its Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

UniFirst has been named by The Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal as being among the “Best of the Best” diversity employers in the United States for 2010…

 

Why ISO 9001 Banners Seem to be Everywhere

Spotting an ISO 9001 quality management banner on a company building a decade ago was like catching a glimpse of an American bald eagle - a rare experience. But those banners can now be seen flying high almost everywhere these days…

 

Clean Uniforms Can Help Hospitals 'Cure' $30 Billion in Infection-Related Overhead

If you want to observe a sickly expression on a hospital administrator's face, point out that the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID) says hospital-acquired infections cause more than $30 billion a year in needless healthcare industry overhead…

 

Uniform Provider UniFirst and Nike Help Flood Victims in Nashville, Tennessee

Teaming with Nike, UniFirst laundered 35,000 pieces of clothing that were donated to destitute Nashville residents following record-setting flooding in that city during May…

 

UniFirst National Distribution Center Receives Governor's Annual Award for Safety

A 320,000 square-foot warehousing and distribution center in Owensboro, Kentucky, operated by UniFirst Corporation, has been presented with the Governor's Safety & Health Award at the Kentucky Safety and Health Conference…

 

Non-“Uniform” Work Apparel Prevents Patients from Identifying Who's Who in Hospitals

When it comes to identifying hospital personnel these days, the medical community could take a basic apparel lesson from the classic John Wayne cowboy movies where it was easy to tell the good guys from the bad guys. The good guys wore white hats; the bad guys black ones…

 

Clean Hands are Key to Fighting Cold, Flu Germs

With the cold and flu season approaching, it's time for health-minded individuals to pay particular attention to washing their hands on a regular basis because, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cleaning our hands is the single most important measure people can take to keep from getting a cold, the flu or the threatening H1N1 virus…

 

UniFirst FR Apparel Offering Provides Notable Comfort

UniFirst Corporation has announced it is now offering Flame Resistant (FR) work uniforms made from Tecasafe® Plus, the newest inherently flame resistant fabric on the market…

 

Why Some Employee Benefits Are Not Becoming 'Disappearing Acts' During Economic Downturns

Due to the faltering economy, company-sponsored benefits are now disappearing faster than stage props at a David Copperfield magic show. But as companies search for ways to shore up profits, cost-effective benefits that improve employee morale and productivity are continuing to remain clearly in sight during these challenging economic times…

 

The Secret to Remaining Comfortable When Outdoor Temperatures Fluctuate

Current laboratory research promises that, in the not too distant future, outdoor workwear will be manufactured with “smart fibers” that automatically open and close to release or retain body heat and moisture as temperatures fluctuate…

 

Highway Stimulus Funding Calls for Use of High Visibility Clothing

Are you hoping to get a piece of the $27.5 billion in Federal funding available for highway and bridge construction projects under the Obama Administration's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act? Then your thinking should be colored, to some extent, by bright yellow and brilliant orange - the two standard colors used in safety-rated high visibility work apparel…

 

Floor Mats Provide Barrier Against Grime and Illness-Causing Bacteria

Not only do floor mats help keep dirt from being tracked into a building, they prevent thousands of illness-causing bacteria from entering facilities on footwear…

 

UniFirst Receives Awards for Helping to Keep Environment Green

Long recognized for providing attractive uniform services and keeping work apparel clean, UniFirst Corporation is now being saluted by many cities and towns for the industrial laundering processes it has in place that help keep local environments appealing and similarly spotless…

 

Forbes Selects UniFirst for “Best Big Companies in America” List

UniFirst has been named to Forbes magazine's annual “Platinum 400 — Best Big Companies.” UniFirst earned the elite ranking for overall company management and financial performance that places the company above their competition…

 
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