About Us

American Ice Company, Inc. was founded in 1980 as a division of Economy Oil Company. Economy’s owners originally started the division known as Economy Ice Company to meet the demand for packaged ice at the convenience stores that Economy Oil operated. Consolidation in the heating oil delivery industry, as well as the proliferation of natural gas as the preferred heating fuel in the Eau Claire area, led to the eventual sale of the oil business and convenience stores. By 1986, the sale of the Economy brand was complete, and American Ice Company, Inc. was born.

American Ice Company, Inc.

American Ice soon became Western Wisconsin’s fastest growing manufacturer and distributor of packaged ice, due to its prevailing principles of premium quality products backed by unbeatable 7-day a week service. Today, American Ice serves nearly 800 supermarkets, convenience stores, bars, restaurants, and campgrounds throughout Northwest Wisconsin. The company has also developed new markets in manufacturing, construction, and pipeline industries. Our production facility in Eau Claire can produce 80 tons of premium quality ice daily, giving us the capability to always meet the unpredictable demand for packaged ice. American Ice has established itself as the leader in customer service by combining state of the art technology and years of packaged ice service experience to anticipate our customer’s needs, not just respond to them.

The Future of Packaged Ice Service

Big Company Capabilities Combined with Small Company Local Service

American Ice continues to expand our service area while continually improving our customer service by building a network of locally-owned independent distributors and affiliates. By teaming with these distribution partners, American Ice can offer our customers the benefits of a large scale producer of premium quality ice and a small local service provider delivering personalized customer service. American Ice has already implemented this distributor model in Hayward, Ashland, Mercer, and Mitchell, SD and more distributorship opportunities are available in Wisconsin and throughout the Upper Midwest. Putting local service providers to work for us means that your American Ice distributor is always nearby, ready to respond to your ever-changing needs for packaged ice. However, response is only part of unbeatable customer service. American Ice Company and our distribution partners take the time to get to personally know each customer’s individual needs, allowing us to anticipate changes in demand before they occur. The result is fewer ordering headaches, fewer product outages and more sales revenue!


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