Ice Industries Highlights U.S. Government SDVOSB Designation

SYLVANIA, Ohio - July 1, 2010 - Federal agencies and prime contractors seeking to achieve the minimum 3% SDVOSB sourcing goals, when defining subcontracting plans for government or military contracts and new business awards, can find a highly qualified and experienced metal forming manufacturer in Ice Industries; a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

Created by the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 and bolstered by the Veterans Business Act of 2003; the designation establishes a minimum 3% SDVOSB contracting goal for the GSA and other federal agencies. These advantages can be garnered by government and military suppliers working directly with or in partnership with SDVOSBs. More information regarding the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses can be found on the GSA's Website at

Ice Industries is a leading metal stamping, metal forming, welding, and assembly company with five locations in the USA and Mexico. Their high quality production can be found in multiple markets, including: automotive; appliance; HVAC; commercial, military & off-highway vehicles; filtration; fire & safety; and alternative energy.

"This designation provides important minority content for our customers who are bidding on or fulfilling large military, government or OE contracts. While pursuing projects, these military customers prefer working with the actual manufacturer, rather than an intermediary company," said Howard Ice, Ice's Owner, CEO, and U.S. Army Veteran.

"Manufacturers seeking SDVOSB suppliers can gain a key competitive advantage using Ice Industries as their metal forming, welding and assembly partner," added Paul Bishop, Ice's President. "We believe current contracting rules require highly capable suppliers like Ice be involved in the contract acquisition and manufacturing process. With the focus on SDVOSB content intensifying, our customers need more than just service companies. They need qualified, diverse and capable manufacturing companies to work with to increase their competitiveness."

The advantages gained working with SDVOSBs on military and government contracts will be highlighted within Ice's exhibit at the Military Vehicles Exhibition, August 10-13, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan.

To learn more about the strategic advantages gained on government and military contracts by working directly with an SDVOSB metal stamping and forming corporation, contact Mr. Zach Dominique at 419-842-3613 or visit Ice at

About Ice Industries

Ice Industries is an international provider of large format, deep draw, high tonnage metal stamping, metal forming, welding, and assembly. Ice serves a balanced customer base including the appliance, HVAC, refrigeration, automotive, off-highway, fire & safety, and heavy truck markets. Ice's broad offerings include highly automated processes that provide high volume stampings using multiple tooling types and equipment capabilities. All locations have broad equipment capability, including stamping presses that range in size from 30 to 2,200 tons. The company has four production facilities in the USA and Mexico, and is headquartered in Sylvania, Ohio. Production facilities are ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and TS 19649 certified. For more information please visit us at