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Business Cold for West Memphis Ice Plant

OCTOBER 5, 2002 - Posted at 2:40 p.m. CDT


WEST MEMPHIS, AR - Hurricanes in Florida and a big fair across the river in Memphis enabled a West Memphis ice company to set a production record during September, churning out more than 1.1 million pounds of ice.

Delta Ice Services sent 107,730 seven-pound bags of ice, or 754,000 pounds, to Florida.  Another 352,000 pounds of ice went to the Mid-South Fair in Memphis.

Owner Tommy Burns says the business was producing ice almost around the clock.

Delta Ice has operated in the same location since the early 1930s, making it one of the oldest businesses in Arkansas at the same spot.  The building initially housed the West Memphis water utility, which used to make ice on the side.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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