May 2020

EPIA | Chairman’s Report – April 2020

April 2020 Jack Stensland

Dear fellow icemen, icewomen and all EPIA members, Our packaged ice association, the EPIA, is not merely a social club, but is the extended family made up of responsible packaged ice producers, distributors, and all member companies providing the items that make ice production possible. Your elected Board of Directors has the responsibility to guide the EPIA actions to help [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 | 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]

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