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IPIA | Public Affairs Committee – December 2016

January 2017 Dann Ades

[avatar user=”chrislamond” size=”160″ align=”left”]Chris Lamond Consultant for IPIA[/avatar] [avatar user=”dannades” size=”160″ align=”left”]Dan Ades Public Affairs Committee Chair[/avatar] Accomplishments of the Government Affairs/Public Affairs Committee As of this writing, we are putting a bow on 2016. The end of the year is always a reflective time and, with that in mind, I thought I wanted to take a step back and [read more]

IPIA | PIQCS Committee Report – December 2016

January 2017 David Bryant

[avatar user=”davidbryant” size=”160″ align=”left”]David Bryant PIQCS Committee Chair of the International Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] What a great honor it is for me to be elected to the IPIA Executive Board and to be Chair of the PIQCS Committee. I first would like to thank my committee for working with me this next year, a year of much work to be [read more]

SWIA | Chairman’s Message – December 2016

January 2017 Jesse Mireles

[avatar user=”jessemirelesiii” size=”160″ align=”left”]Jesse Mireles, III Chairman of the Southwestern Ice Association[/avatar] I would like to start out by thanking everyone who came to the International Packaged Ice Association in my home town of San Antonio, Texas this last month! It was truly a pleasure having everyone out to tour our new plant. We have come a long way and [read more]

Leer® Introduces a Robust 5×9 Pallet-Load Ice Merchandiser – December 2016

January 2017 Bill Bentley

About Leer, Inc. Leer is a global leader in engineering research, service quality, and manufacturing, with a rich heritage of producing award-winning American made products since 1952. Leer was acquired by Dexter Apache Holdings, Inc. in 2008. Dexter Apache Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1894 and currently is headquartered in Fairfield, Iowa. In addition to Leer, Dexter Apache Holdings, Inc. [read more]

GLIA | Chairman’s Report – December 2016

January 2017 Mike Ringstaff

[avatar user=”mikeringstaff” size=”160″ align=”left”]Mike Ringstaff Chairman of the Great Lakes Ice Association[/avatar] GET A JUMP START ON YOUR NEXT BUSY SEASON “Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.” – Henry David Thoreau The winter holidays are done, the big ball has dropped at Times Square, and now you’re back at work. In many parts of the [read more]

The Coolest News in the Ice Carving Industry – December 2016

January 2017 Bill Bentley

Fellow Carvers, Jim Duggan has been involved in quite a few ice sculptures for the movies. You can see his latest work in “Office Christmas Party” in theaters now. The producers asked him to make it look like a regular elf from the front, and from the side. [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”15″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”1″ thumbnail_width=”200″ thumbnail_height=”135″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”2″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”1″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ [read more]

MVIMA | Secretary’s Notes – December 2016

January 2017 Tom Howat

[avatar user=”tomhowat” size=”160″ align=”left”]Tom Howat Secretary of the Missouri Valley Ice Manufacturer’s Association[/avatar] Well, the Fall 2016 convention at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI is now in the books. We had a paid attendance of sixty-nine members and visitors. We were educated by speakers on upcoming freon changes (Karl Katuin of Leer) and got all the latest information [read more]

New Overtime Rules Suspended for Now – December 2016

January 2017 Bill Bentley

Many employers have been wrestling with plans to comply with new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) overtime rules since last May. That’s when the rules were finalized, with a December 1 compliance deadline. Those new rules included raising the minimum salary overtime exemption to $913 per week from $455. A little more than a week before the deadline for the [read more]

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