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Modern Ice is the #1 full service, value-added supplier to the packaged and industrial ice industries. As the industry leader in all facets of freezing, chilling, packaging, handling, storing, and merchandising, Modern must partner with only the finest, most reliable equipment manufacturers
So, no matter what your equipment needs might be, we are ready to help.
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Thanks to customized automation, controls, and robotics solutions designed specifically for their needs, U.S. Ice is running more smoothly than ever today. Click the arrow above to hear more from the owners about the benefits their newly updated facility.
How did Modern Ice partner with Triangle to take an inefficient ice plant, fine-tune it, and transform it into a state-of-the-art facility? Click the arrow above to see for yourself how they met all their improvement needs – on time and on budget.
Triangle Ice: An Automation Case Study
Based in Savannah, Georgia, Triangle Ice has additional operations throughout Georgia, Northern Florida, and South Carolina. At their Walterboro, South Carolina plant, they produce bagged ice serving Charleston, Columbia, and surrounding markets. Eighteen months after purchasing the plant, Triangle’s management realized they needed to:
Decrease the distance of travel from their ice makers to their bins,
Increase overall production, and
Become more energy-efficient.
There was one more requirement: Triangle would like to use as much of its existing equipment as possible.
According to Triangle’s Rob Neall, “Most of the other companies we asked for proposals required a full upgrade — take everything out, and you gotta do it this way or no way at all. Modern was very helpful in adapting what we had to what we needed to accomplish.
They also identified some areas of improvement, including more efficient ice-makers, all-green systems, and a wiser use of our electrical power. “
“Modern Ice adds value to what they provide us. They go out of their way to help us and through the weekends and the holidays I have no problem calling them and getting the answer. We hope to further upgrade this facility to a fully automated, robotic facility, and we expect that Modern will be our partner in that.”
Adds John Potter: “The whole thing just made sense. They came up with very good compact design. Now we have a control panel that gives us remote access to the equipment. I can even shut down the ice-maker from home if there is a problem. We also have cameras that allow us to physically look at the rakes on my phone. These are quality-of-life improvements that allow us to have more time with our families.”
U.S. Ice: Listening to the Customer’s Voice
Like many ice businesses, Detroit-based U.S. Ice is family-owned and operated. When they realized it was time to modernize and automate their plant, owners Saad and Jacob Abbo turned to Modern Ice for their expert advice and guidance.
The first step to any successful collaboration is listening to the customer, so we took the time to see and hear from Saad and Jacob exactly what they hoped to achieve. Despite the facility’s serious space limitations, we found ways to help them reach all their redesign goals.
Today, the owners are thrilled with the plant’s upgrades. “Modern Ice was there. They did exactly what they said they would do. No problems.” says Saad. Adds Jacob with a smile: “Robots never call in sick, never take bathroom breaks, they always run.”