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Sep 02, 2014, 10:19 ET
UniFirst receives 3rd consecutive award and highest rank to date from Selling Power magazine. (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst Corporation)

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....

Jul 30, 2014, 12:49 ET
Apparel magazine has ranked UniFirst as one of America's Top 50 apparel companies. (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst)

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...

Jul 07, 2014, 14:30 ET
The new UniFirst home page. (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst)

UniFirst Launches New Informative Website

 At UniFirst corporate headquarters just north of Boston, Massachusetts, a team of developers, project managers, designers, writers, and...

Jun 16, 2014, 16:17 ET
As government agencies act to rebuild many aging highways throughout North America, experts are calling for a stronger focus on worksite safety, particularly as it applies to high visibility workwear. (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst)

10 Tips for Keeping Roadway Workers Safer

 As government transportation agencies throughout North America act to rebuild many aging highways, much of that roadwork must be performed...

May 14, 2014, 09:22 ET
Studies show consumers view employees who wear personalized company uniforms as being more professional, knowledgeable, and reliable than their non-uniformed counterparts. It's a psychological phenomenon known as a "Halo Effect." (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst Corporation)

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...

Apr 16, 2014, 11:26 ET
VALUE-BASED MEDICATIONS - Prestige Packaging, a division of UniFirst Corporation, is helping to combat rising healthcare costs with its economically priced first-aid supplies. Prestige has been recognized as "Supplier of the Year" by Lil' Drug Store Products, Inc., a distributor of over-the-counter (OTC) medications to more than 100,000 convenience stores and retailers worldwide. (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst)

UniFirst's Prestige Packaging Helps Keep Everyday Healthcare Costs in Check

 Lil' Drug Store Products, Inc., a distributor of over-the-counter (OTC) medications to more than 100,000 convenience stores and retailers...

Mar 19, 2014, 11:08 ET
QUALITY CONSTRUCTION - One sign of a well-made pair of pants is the use of topstitches sewn parallel to a seam to help fabric facings stay in place; another indicator is button holes bound with thread for added durability.  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst)

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...

Feb 26, 2014, 11:22 ET
STAYING HEALTHY -- Keeping your hands clean is vital to avoiding infections during cold and flu season. Using soap and water is best but, when unavailable, alcohol-based hand sanitizers should be used.  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst Corporation)

How to Keep Cold and Flu Infections Out of Your Life This Winter Season

If you want to avoid catching a cold or the flu this winter season, keep yourself and your surroundings as hygienically clean as...

Jan 21, 2014, 12:43 ET
UniFirst Corp. has formed a partnership with Wrangler Workwear(TM) to offer customers even more options when it comes to work apparel that provides a maximum range of motion and comfort.  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst)

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...

Dec 30, 2013, 16:11 ET
The color of shirts and pants employees wear, such as those pictured here manufactured by UniFirst Corporation, can help reinforce a basic or strategic business image. White, for example, connotes cleanliness and is generally favored by medical personnel; green suggests growth and fertility and is often the color of choice for landscape workers. (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst)

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...

Dec 05, 2013, 11:44 ET

Enhancing Your Brand Can Energize Sales

With the economy still sluggish following the 2008-09 recession, marketing professionals recommend that businesses "buff up" their brands to help...

Dec 04, 2013, 09:53 ET
Studies show that custom branded work uniforms help businesses project a more professional look that influences customers to make purchases.  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst)

Enhancing Your Brand Can Energize Sales

With the economy still sluggish following the 2008-09 recession, marketing professionals recommend that businesses "buff up" their brands to help...

Oct 28, 2013, 11:47 ET
UniFirst is ranked #9 on Selling Power magazine's "Best Companies to Sell For."  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst Corporation)

UniFirst Named a "Best Company" to Sell For

UniFirst Corporation, an industry leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and protective clothing throughout the U.S. and...

Oct 10, 2013, 12:23 ET
Ron Croatti, President and CEO of UniFirst, says the "secret" to his company's eight decades of success is its employee-Team Partners and the customer focused "family culture" that is nurtured at all UniFirst facilities coast-to-coast.  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst Corporation)

UniFirst CEO Reveals 'Secret Formula' for his Company's Success

Ever notice how the most successful companies always seem to have a "secret formula" for success? Like Coca Cola...

Sep 19, 2013, 13:31 ET
Under its Armorex FR(R) line of branded apparel, UniFirst offers such proven arc flash and flash fire protective fabrics as Tecasafe(R)  Plus, CXP(R), Nomex(R), UltraSoft(R), and 88/12 FR fabric (cotton blend).  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst)

Flame Resistant Work Clothing Saves Lives

 Earlier this year, a worker in Pennsylvania died from injuries sustained as a result of an accidental flash fire at a natural gas site and,...

Aug 06, 2013, 15:47 ET
At one time work clothing was only made using 100% cotton, which could become uncomfortable to wear. Today, work apparel companies like UniFirst, offer uniforms and work apparel made with technologically advanced fabrics that "breathe" and provide continuous comfort comparable to casual wear.  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst Corporation)

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...

Jul 26, 2013, 11:52 ET
Massachusetts energy and environmental officials visited UniFirst Corp. in Wilmington, MA to learn about the multiple programs it has in place to promote sustainability. Pictured (from left) are: Mark D. Sylvia, Massachusetts Commissioner of the Department of Energy Resources; Tim Cosgrave, UniFirst Sr. Manager of Environmental Health Services; Jack Badey, UniFirst Vice President of Engineering and Distribution; Michael Fuller, UniFirst Manager of Health Physics and Engineering; Richard K. Sullivan, Jr., Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs.  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst)

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...

May 29, 2013, 15:40 ET
UniFirst Senior Vice President Mike Croatti created a "Thanks from Home" program to thank soldiers who are serving in the Middle East for their many sacrifices. This year's second annual program sent 300 "care packages" to U.S. Army and Marine Corps soldiers serving in Afghanistan.  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst)

UniFirst Sends 'Care Packages' to U.S. Soldiers Serving in Middle East

 U.S. military soldiers serving in Afghanistan will soon receive two seven-foot-tall pallets of "care packages" courtesy of UniFirst...

May 21, 2013, 12:24 ET
UniFirst President-CEO Ron Croatti attributes his company's stellar "Globe 100" financial performance to remaining focused on customer satisfaction and shareholder value.  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst)

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...

May 06, 2013, 11:30 ET
It's Not Just for Athletes -- This UniWeave(R) Soft Comfort MicroCheck shirt balances overall comfort with wicking properties as a result of its 65/35 poly cotton construction.  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst Corporation)

Moisture Management Apparel not Just for Athletes

 Moisture management apparel, also referred to as performance apparel, is not just for athletes any more. It's also fast becoming a garment...