Harris Ice Company

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Walker Harris, Owner – City of Chicago MBE – Ill Dept Human Rights – Cook County MBE – Ill Dept of TransportationnnToday, Harris said, his company, the nation’s only black-owned ice house, produces 100 tons of ice per day. Harris said he employs 28 full-time employees during the winter months and anticipates he will be hiring up to 70 employees to compensate for the additional business during the summer.nn”When you’re in business for yourself you’re never off the clock,” Harris said. “When customers have a problem or they need me, I have an answering service and I go take care of it. As long as you give the customer the service you will always be in business.”nnHarris Ice Company services 1,200 customers throughout Chicago on a wholesale basis. Currently, the company’s biggest clients are grocery store chains, restaurants, bakeries, tech companies, and major sports teams.

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