First hand accounts of how satisfied our customers are
  1. Coyne Oil
    “The life is so long it’s ridiculous.” -Mark Coyne When Coyne Oil executives decided to have the new disc brakes on one of their semi-trucks cryogenically processed, they didn’t know what to expect. 530,000 miles later and counting, the original rotors on the seven-axle propane trailer are still in fair condition. Brake pads on four of the axles were replaced, but not well after 360,000 miles; the three lift axle pads are still the originals. The Coynes are having ICE Cryogenics freeze three more trailers with plans for more, noting the long-term cost and time savings on labor and maintenance. “Our mechanic is extremely impresses though and knows that it is outperforming trailers without it done,” Coyne said. “We plan to treat any new trailers we buy in the future and highly recommend anyone considering it to do the same.” The decision is a no-brainer for the Coynes after seeing the extended life and cost savings. “It makes the brakes maintenance free,” Coyne said. “All we’ve basically had to do is inspections under there. The life is so long it’s ridiculous.” We have a 7-axle propane trailer that we had the rotors and pads cryogenic treated for extended lift. This trailer now has over 530,000 miles on it with the original rotors still in fair condition. The pads on axles 3 and 6 were changed at 326,615 miles, axles 4 and 5 pads were changed at 380,493 and the 3 lift axles have the original brake pads”
  2. Fisher Family Tradition Farm
    “We are a progressive-minded farm. We are always ready to experiment with new ideas and it continues to pay-off in a big way with cryogenic treatment.” -Gary Fisher, owner/operator Fisher Tradition Farm Breckenridge, Michigan – Six generations of the Fisher family have stood at the helm of Fisher Tradition Farm in rural central Michigan. A rich history and deep roots on the 2,800 acre corn, soy and wheat operation haven’t stopped Gary Fisher and his family from testing new technology; with cryogenic treatment of equipment and more, the experiments have paid off. Equipment from field sweeps and shovels to snowmobile parts and more have undergone freezing through ICE Cryogenics and Fisher said there’s no doubt the effort had been a huge benefit. “It has surely doubled the life of our equipment,” Fisher said. “Every treatment —from metal parts even to some plastics— turns into a benefit for the farm.” Fisher said the extended life obviously saves the large farm money by reducing replacement costs, but there are other benefits, as well. “I am looking at every treatment as improving the safety factor,” Fisher said. “We are less likely to be underneath machinery, we don’t need to put anyone in a higher risk situation nearly as often.” Extended equipment life means workers spend less time doing the replacement work, which mean higher productivity overall. Fisher said he and his family continue to find more items to treat and share their success with other large farm operations. The more money the farm saves the more others ask about the process, and he doesn’t hesitate to share his experience as an early-adopter. “We are a progressive-minded farm,” Fisher said. “We are always ready to experiment with new ideas and it continues to pay-off in a big way with cryogenic treatment.”
  3. Isabella Corporation
    “I tell my peers to do it, freeze your blades; everything stays super sharp and lasts a lot longer, decreasing maintenance in general,” -Kyle Kyser, Production Superintendent for Isabella Corporation Mt. Pleasant, Michigan – With 18 years of experience as a production superintendent for Isabella Corporation, Kyle Kyser knows the ins and outs of the sand, gravel and resurfacing business. He doesn’t hesitate to tell others to treat their machinery and equipment cryogenically, after quadrupling the life of cutting edges and blades of all kind with treatment from ICE Cryogenic. “There’s less time working on them, more time using them,” Kyser said of the loader cutting blades and even chainsaw and lawnmower blades that have out-performed untreated blades by four times. “Before we’d get half of a summer out of a cutting edge, and now it’s pretty much two summers,” Kyser said. That extra life equals higher output, better time management and improved safety, huge benefits for a company that provides thousands of tons of sand, gravel and other rocks for county road resurfacing and other projects. It also means cost savings. “Even with the cost of treatment, we’re saving $3,000 to $4,000 per blade,” Kyser said. “I tell my peers to do it, freeze your blades; everything stays super sharp and lasts a lot longer, decreasing maintenance in general.”
  4. Bear Truss
    “The saw blades stay sharp longer, the cut is just beautiful,” – Gary Richards, head of maintenance at Bear Truss St. Louis, Michigan – A leader in the industry, Michigan’s Bear Truss ships $25,000 to $50,000 in product every day using the company’s fleet of semi-trucks. Those trucks are in the shop for brake work three times less these days, thanks to processing at ICE Cryogenics. “We’re saving ourselves three times the parts and the labor costs on brakes alone,” said Gary Richards, head of maintenance for Bear Truss. In addition to the brakes and drums on the trucks, Bear Truss has used cryogenic treatment inside the shop, freezing saw blades. The company cuts thousands of wooden two by fours every day and Richards says the cuts have never been cleaner. “The saw blades stay sharp longer, the cut is just beautiful,” Richards said. “The blades are not ripping or tearing at the end.” In all about 10 delivery trucks full of trusses ordered from all over leave Bear Truss every day, and Richards said as brakes and saw blades need replacement, the plan is to treat them all. “I tell everyone, ‘go get your stuff treated,” Richards said. “It saves thousands in maintenance and improves the overall quality of the cuts.”
  5. E & S Graphics
    “Our (wear parts) have reached levels never expected. Our downtime is minimal and it has saved us thousands,” -Nick Houghton, owner of E&S Graphics Shepherd, Mich. —For a company that prides itself on eye-catching and fresh printed, cut and packaged material for its customers, appearance is everything. That’s why for E & S Graphics it’s not just how long a blade lasts; it’s how sharp the cut is. Nick Houghton, owner of the state-of-the-art prepress, printing, binding and mailing shop had “wear parts” in his shop treated by ICE Cryogenics and the results were outstanding. “The die cutting pins have reached levels never expected,” Houghton said. “Our downtime is minimal and it has saved us thousands of dollars in material costs,” Houghton said. Those pins lasted five times longer than normal after ICE treatment, meaning machines are stopped five times less often for maintenance and replacement work. Additionally, shear blades from the print shop that were cryogenically treated make cleaner, more precise cuts and have outlive their typical lifespan by three times. “I would recommend the ICE process for any wear part,” Houghton said.
  6. Portzen Construction
    “There’s not so much down time. The cost of all these parts any more is outrageous. I’m really happy.” -Jerry Nachtman, Portzen Construction Dubuque, Iowa – Jerry Nachtman knows cryogeninc treatment of excavator teeth extends the part’s life by at least three times; he has the data to prove it. As the head mechanic at Portzen Contruction, he’s studied carefully the teeth treated with ICE Cryogenics and that study showed both cost and labor savings. “We were getting 450 hours on them; that went up to 1200 hours (after treatment_,” Nachtman said. “Teeth replacement probably takes an hour-and-a-half; it saved man hours and it saved equipment costs.” Not including labor, Nachtman estimates the treatment has already saved him at least $10,000 on parts alone. A huge operation, Portzen boasts $100 million in construction work a year on commercial building projects, underground sewer pipes, excavation, paving and more. A company that large has dozens of excavators, skid loaders, bulldozers and more; In addition to cryogenically treating excavator teeth, the company has treated cutting edges and a few brake parts. Nachtman said as positive results roll in he will look at treating more. “I would refer it highly,” he said. “There’s not so much down time. The cost of all these parts any more is outrageous. I’m really happy.”
  7. Bill Miller Logging and Sons
    “By having our wear parts cyrogenically treated by ICE, we know we’re saving a significant amount of time, and that saves us and our customers money.” -Jason Miller, Bill Miller Logging and Sons Dubuque, Iowa – Land clearing, logging and mulch-making can be a dirty, rough business; as machinery cuts and grinds through trees, stumps, thick grasses, buildings and more, parts wear down easily. For Bill Miller Logging and Sons, cryogenic treatment means spending less money on maintenance as well as realizing significant fuel savings. The company uses ICE Cryogenics to treat wear parts like teeth, cutting edges, chainsaw chain and more; 23-year-veteran Jason Miller plans on treating all of the grinder inserts and teeth and other parts in the near future. “In our line of work, we encounter a variety of different types of materials to process, and not all of it is clean,” Miller said. “By having our wear parts cryogencially treated by ICE, we know we’re saving a significant amount of time, and that saves us and our customers money.” Miller said he believes ICE Cryogenics is breaking a paradigm in industries that are hindered by vulnerable wear parts. “I think it does take time not to see, but to fully understand the advantages of the treating process. There are a lot of factors that are unrealized initially,” he said. “In some cases its easier to accept the norm than to challenge the results. That’s what ICE has done.”
  8. Murin Landscaping
    “Everything actually lasts a lot longer and works great…it’s incredible,” Rick Burgess, Murin Landscaping Freeland, Mich. — He headed into it with a little skepticism, but Murin Landscaping’s head mechanic is now a customer and even an advocate of cryogenic treatment on wear-parts and more. “At first, we thought ‘oh yeah right,’ but it ended up being true that they can really do it,” Rick Burgess said of ICE Cryogenics’ process. “Everything actually lasts a lot longer and works great.” A custom landscaping company with “a lot of equipment,” the Murin shop first treated boom tractor sweeps, brake rotors, lawnmower blades and more. “Those sweeps, they would normally last half a year. We’re heading into year two right now,” Burgess said. “It’s awesome.” Labor and parts costs have decreased as Murin treats more items; things like lawn mower blades aren’t in need of sharpening as often and large trucks used to haul equipment have brakes that last far beyond their lives before cryogenic treatment, Burgess said. As more parts wear out, the head mechanic continues to find ways to use the ICE process to extend the life of his equipment, and he’s telling others, as well. “I already have told other mechanics and shop owners,” He said. “I showed them how long it lasted and then then other people try it,” Burgess said. “It’s incredible.”