June 2024

EPIA | Managing Director’s Report – Get Ready to Party after the Epic Lockdown of the World

July 2021 Stan Williams

I recently saw a reposting from one of our members, Polly Marr of The Ice Company, and thought it interesting. Here is the URL: https://www.theiceco.co.uk/2014/11/know-your-cocktail-dash-fromyour-splash-cocktail-measurements-made-easywith-the-ice-co%CB%9A/. One of the many uses of packaged ice is to chill and keep drinks cold. After reading the article, a thought came to mind—Why not do something like this for the EPIA convention in Malta? [read more]

EPIA | Managing Director’s Report – September 2020

October 2020 Stan Williams

More Prophylactic Actions Due to COVID-19 Pandemic We packaged ice industry leaders need to support one another through this world socio-economic confusion. By working together to help each other through this, we each have a better chance than other non-EPIA packaged ice producers who have no support structure on which to rely. Our EPIA has supported all our members with [read more]

EPIA | Managing Director’s Report – April 2020

April 2020 Stan Williams

Coronavirus Wreaks Havoc for the European Packaged Ice Association Today the package ice industry in Europe is being severely challenged by this COVID-19 pandemic. Not just our industry, but virtually all industries are about to be stressed to extreme limits. The ice sales season is concentrated in a short period of months during the summer. Sure there are other times [read more]

EPIA | Managing Director’s Report – December 2019

January 2020 Stan Williams

MALTA One seemingly beautiful day we were sailing our restored barca-longa from Athens to Palermo when the watchkeeper spied a squall on the distant western horizon. Being competent sailors we dutifully prepared for stormy weather. What we encountered was much worse than we anticipated. We were comfortable sailing with a gentle beam reach when the wind freshened quickly we reefed [read more]

EPIA | Managing Director’s Report – October 2019

October 2019 Stan Williams

Bilbao, Spain October 2019 As the official association for packaged ice in Europe, the EPIA has now been serving ice producers, ice manufacturing equipment producers, and packaged ice supplies producers for over ten years. Our mission has not waivered since those early days but has been crystallized and focused to provide the most positive face for the ice industry in [read more]

The EPIA Must “Own” the Packaged Ice Industry in Europe

October 2019 Stan Williams

The concept of “ownership” began all the way back to the point when creatures from the sea began to inhabit the land. Most animals are inherently territorial. They will claim any desirable territory as their own and then defend and protect it when challenged. Long before there were towns, cities, and countries, there were groups of humans who banded together [read more]

Please Tell Me Why Is Ice Slippery?

July 2019 Stan Williams

We, as members of the EPIA, are all ice men and women in one way or another. Some of us administer the operation of the association, others build the machines and materials needed to produce packaged ice, while others perform the actual manufacturing and distribution of packaged ice. Therefore we should know a little or even a lot about the [read more]

EPIA | Managing Director’s Report – June 2019

July 2019 Stan Williams

Bilbao Convention 7-10 October 2019 We are getting ready to present some innovative ideas for our next convention in Bilbao, Spain. As the official association for packaged ice in Europe, the EPIA has now been serving ice producers, ice equipment manufacturers, and packaged ice supplies producers for over ten years. Our mission has not wavered since those early days but [read more]

EPIA | Secretary’s Report – March 2019

May 2019 Stan Williams

EPIA’s Financial Adjustments for 2019 & Copyrights 1 – The EPIA depends upon your financial support in order to provide a fertile platform for you to share ice industry ideas and strengthen relationships among ice men and women. Please remember membership dues are payable by the end of the first quarter of each year; 31 March 2019 for the current [read more]

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