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The Great Lakes Ice Association

Who We Are

The Great Lakes Ice Association is a regional trade organization for ice manufacturers, distributors & suppliers with in the ice industry.

We were founded in 1966 & is an outgrowth of various states/provinces with the contiguous boundaries of the 5 great lakes. Those states/provinces in the great lakes have similar weather patterns proving a common denominator of interest with regards to marketing & procedural techniques.

Our Purpose

Foster the development of the manufacturing & the distribution of ice.

Promote the sharing & exchange of practical knowledge among members.

Create a standard of excellence for quality in the production & distribution of packaged ice products.

Arrange advertising to the general public for our member’s products.

Act as a tool for collecting data & disseminating information of a promotional or technical nature through bulletins.

Exert a positive impact on product quality to ensure compliance with association standards

Establish effective collaboration with related industries, goverment entities & their agencies in relation to the packaged ice industry.

Membership Types



Any individual, firm, or corporation actively engaged in the production or distribution of ice.



Any individual, firm, or corporation offers service, equipement, or suppliers used in the production of ice.

Our Members

Ice Companies


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