Ice Industries Designated a Steelcase Premier Supplier
SYLVANIA, Ohio – September 30, 2014 – Only one year after its first production shipments to Steelcase, Ice Industries has been designated as a Steelcase Premier Supplier.
Awarded annually, the Premier Supplier designation is a prestigious and difficult honor to achieve. In 2014, Ice Industries’ metal stamping facility in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico was one of only two dozen of Steelcase’s hundreds of direct suppliers chosen to receive the award.
Premier Suppliers must meet and maintain rigorous relationship, quality and delivery standards to achieve this designation.
Derek Ludwig, Steelcase’s Director of North American Procurement, said, “We were really pleased to see Ice Industries achieve this difficult award in only their first year. With the success of the seamless launch of our parts in Mexico, they truly deserve the recognition”
The award was announced earlier this year at the annual Supplier Conference held at Steelcase’s Global Headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At the conference, Ice Industries and other Premier Supplier winners were recognized in front of representatives from Steelcase’s entire North American supply base and Steelcase employees.
Howard Ice, Founder and CEO of Ice Industries who was present for the announcement at this year’s Supplier Conference said, “We couldn’t be more pleased to have been recognized for this award. Steelcase is a premier organization and our entire organization is thrilled to have them as one of our important customers.”
Ice Industries plant in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico supplies Steelcase’s Reynosa, Mexico chair assembly plant. Ice Industries successfully moved the stamping business from the U.S. to its own facility in Mexico over a nine month period. During the launch process, Ice never missed a shipment and achieved the rigorous metrics necessary to achieve the coveted Premier Supplier award in its inaugural year.
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 www.iceindustires.com.