Refrigeration, and Ice World Journal. e headline inthis series reads, “Different. Smarter. Better.” is latest series of advertisements is not merely an attemptat bragging, nor is it another false promise used to increasesales; this headline is an invitation to change.An invitation to improve upon your packaged icemanufacturing operations and the way your operationsare supported. We are sending a message out topackaged ice companies, big and small, that there is abetter way and to consider change.Traditionally, within the packaged ice industry, icemenhave been challenged with the monumental taskof figuring out the best means for their company tomanufacture and package ice. Add to this the challengesof product distribution, employee relations,and the general challenges of running a business, andthere is barely any time or energy to find customers tosell ice to. For many ice companies, the task of sellingice products has taken a backseat to manufacturingand distribution challenges. Icemen, big and small,have too many times fallen into the trap of focusingtoo much energy on how to make a bag of ice and notnearly enough energy on developing and maintainingmarket share. It is this lack of focus on selling productand market growth that has allowed the mega icecompanies to grow so quickly. Mega ice corporationshave the resources to focus on the retailer and howto best meet the retailer’s desires. In order to bettercompete with the mega ice corporations, independentoperators need to take their focus out of the ice plantand into the market.At AIS we seek to build trusting client relationshipsthat put our experience, talents and knowledge towork for you. We focus on different, smarter and betterways to manufacture, package and ready productfor distribution; so that our clients can focus on productsales and market growth. We analyze your company’sindividual needs, manufacturing efficiencies,operational productivity and avenue to future growth.We draw from the experience of building and expandinghundreds of packaged ice plants in a diversity ofmarkets worldwide.We provide aftermarket technical and equipmentparts support while supplying our clientsquality packaging and merchandisingsolutions. We put our resources to work foryou so that your company can focus on thesale and distribution of your products whilebuilding a platform for market growth.Now may be the best time to change. Takea step back and look at the way your companyoperates. Talk to trusted friends andconsultants outside of your company. Askquestions like: “How stable is my company?”,“What is our plan to market growth?”,“Who is my competition?”, “What does theretailer desire and how can I give it to thembetter than the competition?”, “Can I dothings different, smarter, better?”Give AIS the opportunity to assist withbuilding, expanding and supporting yourplant operations. We want to work foryou and your company to build and supportbetter packaged ice manufacturing systems.We want to give your company thetools that will allow you to focus on marketgrowth without worry of your current andfuture plant operations. We are asking forthe opportunity to show your company abetter way. Let AIS work for you, and startplanning tomorrow’s success today.