December 2019

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]

EPIA | Managing Director’s Report – March 2019

May 2019 Stan Williams

Are We Polluters? As of March 2018, the European Union stated that it will require an 80% reduction of plastic bags by 2019. This means virtually every European country is now considering ways to bring about a significant reduction in the use of single use plastic bags, containers, and other items such as drinking straws. Well here we are in [read more]

IPIA | Executive Director’s Corner – March 2017

May 2017 Jane McEwen

[avatar user=”janemcewen” size=”160″ align=”left”]Jane McEwen Executive Director of the International Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] The winter/spring IPIA Board meeting was held this past February at the Hyatt Huntington Beach Resort in California where everyone got to see and enjoy first hand this lovely resort on the Pacific ocean, host site for out upcoming Centennial convention. As appropriate, the resort is elegantly [read more]

IPIA | Membership Committee – March 2017

May 2017 Sean Odom

[avatar user=”seanodom” size=”160″ align=”left”]Sean Odom Membership Committee Chair of the International Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] How hard is it to become an IPIA member? Well… it depends on a few things such as how bad do you want to be one as a part of a group of Ice professionals that value food safety for their own businesses and the industry? [read more]

Made-in-America is Good in Today’s Business Climate

May 2017 Bill Bentley

Republicans and Democrats don’t seem to agree on much. But 95% of voters — regardless of which U.S. presidential candidate they favor — support American-made products. The vast majority of Americans also favor training programs, trade enforcement, tax incentives and a national strategy to support U.S. manufacturing, according to the Alliance for American Manufacturing. This organization is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan [read more]

IPIA | Associate Member Report – March 2017

May 2017 Donald Hutton

[avatar user=”donaldhutton” size=”160″ align=”left”]Donald Hutton Associate Member Conference Chair of the International Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] Spring has finally arrived! It has been a busy winter for a lot of suppliers with several regional conventions, board meetings and the PCQI trainings put on by the IPIA. It is great to see suppliers participating in the PCQI trainings, gaining valuable information for [read more]

Monopolistic Competition

May 2017 Bill Bentley

You know how they say down at the seminar, “It’s all about quality, service, and price?” Well, it isn’t – it’s about price, product, and sales activities. Somewhere along the line, many of us took Econ 101 and we bought into the simplistic fiction that “as price goes down, demand goes up.” And, “as price goes up, demand goes down.” [read more]

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