SOURCE: Ice Industries, Inc.

Ice Industries, Inc.

June 21, 2011 10:00 ET

Expansion of Ice Industries' Pressure Vessel Manufacturing Capabilities in Grenada, MS Location Completed

New Automated Tank Assembly Lines and the Installation of an Automated Powdercoat Line by Ice Industries Increases Original Equipment Manufacturers' Options for ASME, DOT SAE J10 / FMVSS 121 Air Tank Supply

GRENADA, MS--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - As demand in the market increases, heavy truck and compressor orginal equipment manufacturers must decide on an ASME Certified and DOT supplier for air tanks and other pressure vessels, secure in the knowledge that they have the expertise, capabilities, and capacity to meet increasing demands as the markets recover. Available options for the supply of ASME and DOT air tanks have contracted during the recent recession, as several manufacturers have disappeared from the market. At the same time, international sources have proven increasingly undependable. In response to these trends, Ice Industries, already recognized as a pressure vessel manufacturer of choice, has broadened its commitment to the pressure vessel markets it serves by completing an expansion of their rolled and welded tank manufacturing capacity. These additions expand the offerings available to Ice's customers.

Amongst the equipment purchased is:

  • High production end cap tooling, capable of handling 7" - 24" steel and aluminum;
  • Automated, high volume steel shell rolling and welding cells;
  • High production powder coating line with 5 stage washing and 6 color quick change capability;
  • Multiple tank welding and assembly lines;
  • High pressure leak and burst testing equipment;
  • Laser cutting;
  • CNC Bending;
  • End caps re-form, pierce equipment; and,
  • Ancillary equipment including expansion of Ice's already robust welding and packaging capabilities.

Coming on the heels of Ice Industries' recent award of ASME Section VIII Division 1 UG-90(c)(2) Certification to Mass Produce Pressure Vessels -- a certification held by only 23 manufacturers worldwide -- these acquisitions further cement the Company's premier pressure vessel production status. "Ice continues to nurture the ability to provide high-volume, high-quality air tank and other pressure vessels to manufacturers throughout the NAFTA region," explained Dennis Bryant, Ice Industries' Air Tank Sales Engineering Manager. He continued, "The combination of our pressure vessel heritage and our new state-of-the-art facility with Ice's top-notch technical staff creates an unbeatable combination for any company seeking a pressure vessel supplier."

Ice manufactures air tanks and other pressure vessels to DOT, SAE J10, and FMVSS 121 specifications for a number of markets, including: aerospace, automotive, defense, heavy vehicle, and medical/dental. "These latest improvements, combined with Ice's heritage of exacting manufacturing quality and US Certified SDVOSB (Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small Business) status, create an enormous advantage for companies looking for dependable domestic tank supply," summarized Howard Ice, Ice Industries' founder and CEO.

About Ice Industries

Ice Industries is an international provider of large format, deep draw, high tonnage metal stamping, welding, finishing/coating, and assembly to a diverse customer base including the appliance, HVAC, medical, refrigeration, automotive, off highway, fire & safety, filtration, heavy truck, military/defense, and governmental markets. Ice is also an ASME manufacturer of tanks and pressure vessels. In addition to its traditional customer base, Ice works with customers who are unsatisfied with their current suppliers' quality and delivery, and with companies who have decided to outsource stamping as a non-core process. Ice is an SDVOSB, headquartered in Sylvania, Ohio, and serves its customers from multiple production facilities: Mason, Ohio near Cincinnati; Grenada, Mississippi; Toledo, Ohio; and Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Production facilities are ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and TS 19649 certified. For more information please visit www.iceindustries.com.

Contact Information

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    Dennis Bryant
    Sales Engineering Manager
    Ice Industries Air Tank Division
    419-842-3636