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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Feb 05, 2013, 13:47 ET
Whether it's at UniFirst's corporate office (shown above) or via video conferences at their respective facilities nationwide, UniFirst sales representatives continually receive training all year long to improve their selling skills. This is among the many reasons why UniFirst has, once again, been selected as one of the "50 Best Companies to Sell For" by Selling Power magazine.  (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...

Dec 27, 2012, 10:05 ET
CLOTHING DONATION - UniFirst Corporation donated more than 7,000 pieces of clothing to residents of Little Ferry, New Jersey where floodwater caused by Hurricane Sandy rose eight feet within 30 minutes.  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst Corporation)

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,...

Oct 18, 2012, 12:45 ET
CERTIFIED SERVICING -- All UniFirst personnel delivering workwear to food industry businesses complete HACCP/GFSI studies to help reinforce customer safety programs.  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst Corporation)

UniFirst UniSafe(SM) 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...

Jun 04, 2012, 09:55 ET
UniFirst Senior Vice President Michael Croatti (right) and 15 company employees enrolled in the UniFirst Management Institute (UMI) packed food and toiletry items for a U.S. Marine Corp. unit in Afghanistan which had been attacked by a suicide bomber, resulting in the loss of their personal supplies. (UniFirst Photo).  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst Corporation)

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

 A U.S. Marine Corps unit in Afghanistan will be receiving a seven-foot-high pallet of "care packages" courtesy of a "Thanks from...

Apr 11, 2012, 14:45 ET
"GREEN" DELIVERIES -- UniFirst is testing all electric-powered vans for its customer deliveries. The vans, which produce zero emissions, are among a wide range of sustainable measures UniFirst is taking to become as environmentally friendly as possible with the laundering and delivering of its work uniforms and facility service products.  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst Corporation)

UniFirst Using All Green, Enviro-Friendly Detergents

 In its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, UniFirst Corporation, a national leader in the uniform rental industry, decided in...

Mar 26, 2012, 17:14 ET
NEW UNIFIRST CATALOGS - UniFirst has two new catalogs for 2012 that feature a wide selection of industrial, casual, and contemporary work shirts; complementary pants and shorts; and outerwear such as jackets, sweatshirts, coveralls and caps.  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst Corporation)

UniFirst Launches New Products in Two 2012 Catalogs

 If you're looking to outfit yourself or your company employees with the latest in image-enhancing and/or protective work apparel, then look...

Jan 06, 2012, 11:09 ET

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...

Sep 06, 2011, 15:30 ET
UniFirst has added a new reflective striping option to its most popular Armorex FR(R) flame resistant work shirts, pants, and coveralls to create a new line of combined Flame Resistant/Enhanced Visibility safety uniforms. The new double-duty protection safety workwear is designed to help safeguard workers from potential burn injuries and from being struck by vehicles when working on or near roadways in low light conditions.  (PRNewsFoto/UniFirst)

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...

Jul 20, 2011, 12:30 ET

UniFirst Named a Top 50 Company by Apparel Magazine

WILMINGTON, Mass., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire – Apparel magazine, the leading resource for global apparel executives, has once again ranked...

Jun 20, 2011, 13:05 ET

UniFirst Receives Performance Award from Premier Healthcare Alliance

UniFirst has announced that it is a recipient of the sixth annual Performance Award, presented by the Premier Healthcare Alliance. Premier is one...

May 16, 2011, 12:30 ET

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...

Feb 01, 2011, 12:30 ET

UniFirst CEO Puts 'Undercover Boss' Lessons into Practice

CEO Ronald Croatti of UniFirst (NYSE: UNF), a leading provider of uniforms and related business services throughout North America, was recently...

Jan 03, 2011, 14:57 ET

UniFirst CEO to be Featured on CBS's Hit Reality Series 'Undercover Boss'

President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald Croatti of UniFirst Corporation, an industry leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear,...

Nov 05, 2010, 14:02 ET

UniFirst Named "Best of the Best" for its Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

UniFirst Corporation, a work uniform provider, has been named by The Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal as being among the "Best of the...