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NIA | Executive Director’s Corner – December 2016

January 2017 Jacquie Wells

[avatar user=”jacquiewells” size=”160″ align=”left”]Jacquie Wells Director of the Northeastern Ice Association[/avatar] NIA 2016 FALL CONVENTION IN ANNAPOLIS, MD IN REVIEW It’s hard to believe but fall has gone, Christmas 2016 and New Year’s Celebrations are now a memory. One of my special memories for this past fall has to be the NIA 2016 Fall Convention held in Annapolis, Maryland October [read more]

CAII | Chairman’s Report – December 2016

January 2017 John Smibert

[avatar user=”johnsmibert” size=”160″ align=”left”]John Smibert Chairman Canadian Association of Ice Industries[/avatar] I am writing you today as I look outside on our first snowfall of the season, with a windchill of -4C after a balmy fall season which enabled us to catch up on outside tasks. Winter weather has arrived! Our CAII website (www.canadianpackagedice.org) is available now as a tool [read more]

SIE | Executive Director’s Message – December 2016

January 2017 Dawn Ladd

[avatar user=”dawnladd” size=”160″ align=”left”]Dawn Ladd Executive Director of the Southern Ice Exchange[/avatar] Happy New Year to you all, I hope all of you had a great Christmas or holiday season and that you had time to spend with your family, loved ones and friends. Spending time with our families is always precious and sometimes we think we don’t have enough [read more]

SIE | Chairman’s Message – December 2016

January 2017 Sean Odom

[avatar user=”seanodom” size=”160″ align=”left”]Sean Odom Chairman of the Southern Ice Exchange[/avatar] Steps for Retaining Employees Even in A Seasonal Business It is 28 degrees as I write this in Meridian, MS! We don’t have too many days below 30 here so it’s kind of a big deal for the duck and deer hunters! It also slows the ice business down [read more]

PIAA | President’s Report – December 2016

January 2017 John Swan

[avatar user=”johnswan” size=”130″ align=”left”]John Swan President of the Packaged Ice Association of Australasia, Inc.[/avatar] G’day Everyone, Associations And Join Up, The Current Buzz Words In The Ice Industry! During the course of this year I had an experience with an ice retailer far away from my own delivery area, which helps to emphasise the benefits of being a member of [read more]

IPIA | Executive Director’s Corner – December 2016

January 2017 Jane McEwen

[avatar user=”janemcewen” size=”160″ align=”left”]Jane McEwen Executive Director of the International Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] 2016 seemed to fly as the years do the older one gets. Or so they say. And the year came to a close with yet another very successful annual convention, our 99th! The summer season was prosperous and hectic for so many of you. Thus, our host [read more]

EPIA | Managing Director’s Report – December 2016

January 2017 Stan Williams

[avatar user=”stanwilliams” size=”160″ align=”left”]Stan Williams Managing Director of the European Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] I want to thank every person that attended the EPIA convention in Granada this year. We had a wonderful turnout that exceeded 110 attendees. We now have more members from more countries than ever before. Our membership reach now extends to 29 countries and includes 60 producers [read more]

IPIA | Plant Operations Committee – December 2016

January 2017 Jeff Messerschmitt

[avatar user=”jeffmesserschmitt” size=”160″ align=”left”]Jeff Messerschmitt Plant Operation Committee Chair of The International Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] Making A Case for X-ray Systems Packagers And Processors Are Moving From Metal Detection To X-Ray. In recent years, food processors have been switching from metal detection to X-ray systems for multiple reasons. First is the growing use of metalized film and foil, or other [read more]

PIAA | Chief Executive Officer’s Report – December 2016

January 2017 Gary Wing

[avatar user=”garywing” size=”160″ align=”left”]Gary Wing Chief Executive Officer of the Packaged Ice Association of Australasia, Inc.[/avatar] Ice World Journal Report December 2016 “Bring on Summer”   Well after one of the wettest, windiest and most stormy winters on record in South Australia and most of the southern region of Australia we are looking forward to a warm and fruitful Summer, [read more]

NIA | Chairman’s Message – December 2016

January 2017 Bruce Hanson

[avatar user=”brucehanson” size=”160″ align=”left”]Bruce J. Hanson Chairman of the Northeastern Ice Association[/avatar] Anyone that missed our fall convention in Annapolis, MD, really missed out on a great time had by everyone! Not only did we have great weather but our meetings, tours and speakers were VERY educational. I would like to thank our suppliers for their presence and support of [read more]

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