Importance of Poly Bags Designed for Your Bagging Equipment

Modern Ice purchases poly ice bags for our clients on a regular basis.  As an equipment integrator, we understand the requirements that different bagging equipment have when it comes to poly bags. Modern Ice partners with quality bag manufacturers who share our dedication to quality and who understand the unique needs for bags to run [...]

How Do You Measure Whether Your Sanitation Program is Effective?

Modern Ice has assisted clients with sanitation and quality control documentation and processes for many years. As our clients are challenged with the new FSMA requirements, Modern Ice recognized the need for a simple and economical monitoring system to easily and reliably test and document the effectiveness of ice plant sanitation procedures. Our Engineering and [...]

Sharing Hamer-Fischbein Article on Robotic Palletizer

The following article was posted on Hamer-Fischbein's blog regarding a project that Modern Ice managed for Triangle Ice in Savannah, Georgia.  This was a great collaborative effort between the client, Modern, and our Vendor - Hamer Fischbein. Triangle Ice - Robotic Palletizing Triangle Ice approached Modern Ice Equipment & Supply, a Hamer-Fischbein equipment dealer, in 2016 [...]

Leer Service Bulletin – AD Merchandisers

has release a Service Bulletin to correct issues with the defrost cycle terminating prior to the evaporator coils being fully defrosted.  Please see attached:  

Upcoming Price Changes – 2015/2016

  Leer and Vogt have published new pricing which went into effect on October 5th.   LEER GREAT NEWS . . . there is only ONE merchandiser which had a price increase - the Model 63.  All other merchandiser pricing remains the same!  There are a few price increases on options (i.e., special paint, crating, etc.) Leer has [...]

Off Season Maximization

As summer winds down and we enter a slower period of business for packaged ice, it is important to look ahead. Not to next summer, but to the nearer future. The winter may not be ideal for selling ice, but it can be a time to improve your equipment and team in a way that [...]

International Beer Day

Happy International Beer Day! A little background information: International Beer Day was founded just eight years ago and falls on the first Friday of August each year.  Although it was founded in California, IBD is now celebrated around the world in over 200 cities.  The purpose of the special day is to promote unity through [...]

Norcan Flexible Packaging Restructuring Complete

Modern has been monitoring the Norcan Flexible Packaging company bankruptcy for the past few months. The process has been concluded. Norcan Flexible Packaging is now CASCADES FLEXIBLE PACKAGING and is fully emerged from bankruptcy. Cascades is a large corporation out of Canada. They have been an investor in Norcan for many years. Cascades involvement with [...]

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Hurricane Season

UPDATED 7/23/15: Hurricane season plays an important role in the ice industry because so much of our business is conducted during these months. With that in mind, Modern Ice has been utilizing weather analytics tools to assess the summer outlook.  We’d like to share what we found to help everyone prepare for, and continue having, [...]