Scotsman Ice Systems’ Fairfax, South Carolina, operation was named as one of one the "Ten Best Plants in North America" for 2006 by IndustryWeek Magazine.
The awards program has been recognizing top manufacturers for the past 17 years, with a panel of judges scoring the nominees in the areas of competitive edge, customer satisfaction, and employee retention and workplace environment. The Fairfax plant employs 290 people and produces commercial ice-making units and luxury consumer ice machines for Scotsman, a global leader in advanced-technology ice systems.
Scotsman, an Enodis company, is based in Vernon Hills, IL.
Specific plant achievements contributing to Scotsman’s win were reducing scrap by 46 percent since 2000, improving first-pass yield by 53 percent since 1999 and improving productivity by 41 percent since 2001.