Oxarc Inc., the industry leader in welding and
industrial supplies, as well as industrial, medical and specialty gases
with a large presence in Northwest USA, has signed a partnership with
IceTech America to distribute the latter’s top range Dry Ice Blasting
equipment from February 1, 2010 onwards. With twenty locations in the
region, Oxarc will be making this cutting edge cleaning technology
easily available to the industries there.
Dry Ice Blasting has been fast gaining popularity as an alternative
cleaning method due to its non-abrasive properties and that it does not
leave behind any secondary toxic waste. Its efficiency and effectiveness
far exceeds conventional industrial cleaning
methods and it has been proven to reduce maintenance downtime and
man-hour costs. “We have been receiving many enquiries from the Pacific
Northwest region, so we had to find a distributor with a solid track
record and a strong market presence in that region,”
said Dennis Hjort, President of IceTech America Inc. “Oxarc already has
strong market presence and professional sales team in the three states.
With its long history of providing excellent products and after sales
services it was an obvious choice to have
them as IceTech’s distributor”.
With dry ice pelletizing capabilities already established at Oxarc
since 2008, adding blasting equipment to its product inventory enables
the company to offer a complete package of both cleaning equipment and
material. They are now able to offer the right
equipment for their customers’ specific application needs.
The partnership did not come quickly. Oxarc chooses only
manufacturers and equipment that compliments their full line of products
that matches their expectation of quality and value. “After researching
and comparing several competitors, the features, benefits, and quality
of the IceTech equipment, made IceTech the right decision,” said Mike
Sutley, General Manager & Vice President of Oxarc. “It helps that
IceTech was easy to do business with and understood the value a
distributor brings to the sales when developing sales.”
Since the partnership was forged, Oxarc has already hit the market
strong with several success stories. “Oxarc likes to be diversified. Dry
Ice Blasting has given us another opportunity that adds sales dollars
and margin to the bottom line,” said Mr. Sutley. “This year our sales
trend has already shown a 5% higher than expected revenue. By selling
IceTech’s blasting equipment we believe it will naturally lead to
additional dry ice sales. We are looking forward to a very positive
growth by this year”.
Mr. Hjort concurs, “ We are very confident that the partnership between
IceTech and OXARC will produce synergistic growth for both companies.
Our focus now is to provide the best support possible to Oxarc”.
IceTech America, Inc.
8050 Beckett Center Drive
West Chester, OH 45011
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North America, Dennis Hjort, President, IceTech America Inc., Tel:
Worldwide, Bjarne Nielsen, CEO, Ice Tech A/S Tel: +45 7656 1500
For product and partnership opportunities, please contact
IceTech America, Inc.
Dennis Hjort, President, IceTech America Inc., 513-942-4144
Note to Editors
More About Dry Ice Blasting
Dry Ice Blasting is a cleaning technology that uses dry ice pellets
propelled at high speed to clean off surface contamination, corrosion
and deposits on industrial production equipment. It is a powerful
alternative to traditional methods of cleaning because it reduces
maintenance downtime and man-hour costs. The non-abrasive cleaning
process will not damage the surface and is completely environmentally
friendly. Dry Ice Blasting avoids the use of conventional chemical
intensive cleaning methods with no secondary toxic waste produced. Even
the gas used in making the dry ice is derived from the byproducts of
other industries that would otherwise have been released only to
contribute directly to greenhouse warming.
About IceTech America, Inc.
IceTech America Inc. was set up as a subsidiary of IceTech
International in 2006. It specializes in developing and supplying the
world’s best and most cost effective Dry Ice Blasting systems and
Pelletizers to countries across North America. IceTech is known for its
many innovative technology firsts in the dry ice blasting industry.
IceTech’s ongoing commitment to remain a worldwide industry leader is
shown by its aggressive expansion and growth in the North American
market. Learn more at
About Oxarc Inc.
OXARC Inc. is a family owned business that has been providing welding
and industrial supplies, as well as industrial, medical and specialty
gases, since 1968. OXARC stocks a variety of retail and wholesale items
and houses a complete service, warranty repair, and emergency repair
facility for related products that they sell. They have stores (17),
warehouses and stock points (70), located throughout the Inland
Northwestern United States. OXARC is EDI Capable (Electronic Data
Interchange) which gives them the ability to electronically handle the
needs of our customers and participate in electronic government and
military procurement programs. The OXARC Safety Products and Fire
Equipment Divisions have complete lines of Industrial Safety Products
including gas detection and monitoring equipment, protective clothing,
respiratory protections, fall protection, first aid supplies and
service, fire extinguishers and systems sales and service. Industrial,
Medical, and Specialty Gases are packaged and distributed from seven
northwest facilities. Oxarc also has 2 welding schools and provides
certified welding inspections along with non destructive testing in the
Learn more at www.oxarc.com