Ice Industries Featured in Cummins’ Diverse Supplier Spotlight
SYLVANIA, Ohio – August 11, 2015 – Ice Industries has been honored by its inclusion in Cummins’ Diverse Supplier Spotlight, a portion of Cummins’ Second Quarter 2015 Diversity Procurement newsletter.
Two main factors enabled Ice’s selection. As a verified Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), the company falls into one of Cummins’ eight qualifying diverse supplier categories. Beyond that, Cummins requires top quality products and service from their suppliers. Ice manufactures and delivers well over 100,000 oil pans to Cummins annually.
As Cummins’ CEO Tom Linebarger states on their Supplier Diversity Website, “Cummins is dedicated to working with diverse suppliers that best deliver excellent products and services to our customers. We also do more than just talk about working with diverse suppliers. Through our Cummins Diversity Procurement Initiative, our goal is to increase purchasing opportunities with U.S. diverse suppliers by developing and engaging new and existing diverse suppliers to achieve $1 billion in diverse spend by 2014.” Continuing, “We believe diversity provides a key competitive advantage. Diversity Procurement helps:
- attract and retain the best talent;
- our Company exceed customer requirements;
- foster innovation; and
- promote international growth and competitiveness.
Ice Industries is led by its founder, CEO, and proud Army veteran, Howard Ice, who continues serving his country through small business ownership. States Mr. Ice: “Our Verified status provides important minority content for manufacturers who pursue government contracts or recognize the mutual advantage of working with an SDVOSB supplier. Many of our customers acknowledge how they prefer working directly with the actual manufacturer, rather than an intermediary company, when perusing minority component.”
Added Paul Bishop, Ice Industries’ President and COO: "With the focus on SDVOSB content intensifying, American industry requires more than just service companies. Rather, they need qualified, diverse, and capable manufacturing companies to work with to increase their SDVOSB spend and to bolster their competitiveness."
Companies looking for these same advantages are invited to visit the Ice Industries Website at /manufacturing. For more specific information regarding what Ice’s Manufacturing prowess brings to the table, call the Company’s headquarters at 419-842-3600, or contact any of their customer service specialist listed at /manufacturing/contact-us/sales.
About Ice Industries
Ice Industries, Inc. is a world-class supplier with a broad range of capabilities including: deep draw metal stamping; CNC machining; MIG, TIG, and resistance welding; assembly; rolled and welded pressure vessels, and powder coating. Customers are assured of both company stability and quality performance through a diversified customer base serving markets including appliance, automotive, commercial and heavy truck, computer and networking, defense, energy, filtration, fire & safety, furniture, healthcare, HVACR and off-highway vehicles. Facilities are distributed throughout the central manufacturing corridor, with locations in Cincinnati and Toledo, Ohio; Grenada, Mississippi; and Apodaca/Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. A certified SDVOSB; Ice's production facilities are ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and TS 19649 certified. Ice works with companies that require the highest levels of quality and delivery, and those who are in need of localization or de-integration of their stamping operations. Further information can be obtained on the Ice website at http:/www.iceindustries.com.