We start with award winning water, which
feeds our modern Turbo ice makers. The
water is frozen while moving over
stainless freezing plates. This makes
Buck Ice long-lasting, crystal-clear,
and taste-free. The ice is automatically
harvested every ten to twenty minutes
and moved by screw conveyor to an
automatic storage bin.
The storage bin feeds a screw
conveyor that carries the ice to a sizer
(Buck Ice is consistently easy to use
when filling glasses and cups; also
works well is automatic dispensers),
then to a double screen (no snow keeps
Buck Ice loose and free flowing), and
then to a Hamer form, fill, and package
machine. The Hamer Packaging Machine makes the bag, fills
it with the correct amount of ice, and
closes the package, all automatically.
The finished package is then carried by
conveyor to a Johnsen automatic baler.
The Johnsen baler collects six bags,
drops them into a bale bag, and closes
Only now are human hands required.
Our workers stack the bales on pallets,
and stretch wrap each pallet. The full
pallet of Buck Ice is now ready to go
directly on the delivery truck, or on to
storage to meet peak demands.
All of this happens in a 20° F room,
giving us excellent snow screening, and
maintains our high quality.
Buck Ice is regularly inspected by
the Georgia Department of Agriculture
(Georgia Food Sales Establishment
license # 44385), United States Army #VC13-0047, and is a Member
International Packaged Ice
Association (Packaged Ice
Quality Control Standards # 253) . As part of
their inspection, samples of finished
product are taken and tested. You and
your family can be assured that Buck Ice
is clean, wholesome, and safe to
Look around for yourself. Many stores
still bag ice on-premise with a hand
scoop, in the back room or behind the
store or in front of the store. Look at
the open bin icemaker; observe its
appearance. Have you ever seen anyone
reach into an open bin ice maker with
their hands to get a piece of ice out?
Have you ever seen anyone put a can,
bottle, or package in an open bin
icemaker to cool off?
Look at the
label on the ice bag. Does it have the
store name on it? Does it have any name
Decide for yourself. Would you rather
consume Buck Ice, factory packaged under
controlled conditions, or ice bagged by
a hand scoop in the back room?
Insist on Buck Ice wherever you