Home City Ice has its business down cold. The company manufactures some 5,700 tons of ice per day in its three dozen ice-manufacturing plants. It operates a distribution network made up of about 55 centers and a fleet of more than 500 trucks. The network delivers the company's frozen product to individual customers and company-owned ice merchandising machines located in more than a dozen US states, primarily in the Midwest. The company dates back to 1896 and is owned by the Sedler family, which began its association with the company in the 1920s.