We can help you increase your sales through a wide variety of marketing materials and displays. Some of the retail services we offer are:
We deliver all the product directly to you. Our uniformed drivers check in before they fill your ice box. Our product is regularly rotated and all damaged product is replaced.
Every Home City Ice plant has a maintenance department performing routine maintenance on the ice boxes. Twice a year condensers are cleaned, thermostats adjusted, and doors checked for proper seal to ensure efficient operation and quality product.
We offer a wide variety of point-of-sale advertising aids to further increase your sales and profits.
Our sales department operates independently from the production facilities, allowing for improved customer service and reaction time.
On average, each one of Home City Ice's plants can produce up to 160 tons of ice a day. That's equivalent to 15 elephants. Combine all 36 production facilities and that's 5,700 tons a DAY or about 1,000 elephants!
Almost 80% of the customers we service are within a 25 mile radius of a distribution point allowing for quick, reliable and efficient service.
Home City Ice operates 36 facilities across 13 states. No one facility represents more than 5% of HCI's total capacity allowing for a reliable source of supply in case of mechanical failure, power outage or water advisories.
In 2010, over 400 packaged ice production facilities were inspected by NSF certified inspectors and only 25 received perfect scores of 100%. Home City Ice was awarded 11 of the 25 perfect scores.
Home City Ice stocks up on ice in 91 freezers across the region, so you don't run out of ice.
Our production facilities are up and running every day of the week and even sometimes through the night. That's to make sure you get as much ice as you need when you need it.
Home City Ice can produce bags of ice as small as 3 lbs, and as large as 1000 lbs. Whoa, now that's a big bag of ice!
Home City Ice has a fleet of over 725 vehicles available to serve our customers every day of the year.
Going into the 4th of July Holiday, Home City Ice will have almost 20,000 pallets of finished product available for immediate distribution to our customers.
Did you know that water is the only known substance where the solid state (ice) will float in the liquid state (water)?
Did you know that it takes 1 calorie of energy to reduce one gram of water one degree, but it takes 38x that amount of energy to turn one gram of water into one gram of ice?
Our unique production methods, the location of our distribution points, and our state of the art routing technologies allow HCI to have one of the smallest carbon footprints per unit in the packaged ice industry.
Our unique freezing process creates ice that is more pure than the water it's made from. It's called "natural filtration".
The Sedler family started Home City Ice in 1924. Over this history, Home City Ice has successfully become the largest family owned and operated packaged ice company in the nation.