June 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Jacksonville, FL – Ice House America, the pioneer in automated ice and water vending technology, is proud to announce that its franchise brand, IceBorn, has been chosen as one of GI Job Magazine's 2014 "Hottest Franchises for Veterans." The GI Jobs Magazine list represents franchisors that are doing the most to recruit military veterans.
Since Ice House America starting franchising their IceBorn brand in 2012, the company has made a concerted effort to reach out to veterans transitioning from active military duty to civilian life. IceBorn participates in programs such as the International Franchise Association's VetFran program, which offers a discount to veterans, as well as works with key veteran organizations and publications to help veterans better understand the benefits of franchise ownership.
"IceBorn is thrilled to have been chosen as one of GI Job's 'Hottest Franchise for Veterans.' We truly believe that veterans have the necessary skills needed to run a business and succeed in today's highly competitive market place," says Michael Little, vice president of marketing, Ice House America. "We take pride in supporting veterans who are already established and for those currently in a life changing transition going from the military to civilian life. An IceBorn vending franchise gives veterans the opportunity to own their own business."
Ice House America began franchising its IceBorn brand in May 2012 and currently has commitments for over 1,800 units across 19 states, which is in addition to Ice House America's network of 2,700 existing independently owned and operated units.
Ice House America, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL and founded in 2003, already has more than 2,800 installed and independently owned ice and water vending machine locations in 27 states. Ice House America was recently ranked on Entrepreneur Magazine's 2014 "Franchise 500 list;" listed on "Top 10 New Franchises to Watch," by Entrepreneur Magazine and included on GI Job Magazine's "Hottest Franchises for Veterans" list. In 2013, G.I. Jobs and Vetrepreneur Magazine's also included IceBorn on their "Best Top Veteran-Friendly Franchises" list.
For more information regarding Ice House America ownership opportunities, please call 888-388-1590 or visit www.icehouseamerica.com.
SOURCE Ice House America
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