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Premier healthcare alliance chooses Scotsman equipment

July 1, 2011

VERNON HILLS, Ill.— June 16, 2011—Scotsman® Ice Systems today announced a supplier agreement with Premier healthcare alliance for Scotsman’s full-line product offering. The agreement includes Scotsman’s TouchFree® ice and water dispensers, which provide convenient, “one-hand” operation and reduce the risk of cross-contamination in healthcare environments.

“Scotsman’s broad product offering, which includes touch-free technology and energy- and water-efficient equipment, was the ideal fit for Premier’s needs” said Mark McClanahan, president, Scotsman Ice Systems. “With a comprehensive nationwide distribution and service network, we are a world leader in providing high-quality and cost-effective ice equipment to the healthcare industry.”

Premier healthcare alliance is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 75,000-plus other healthcare sites. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, 

Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare-purchasing network.

The agreement takes effect July 1, 2011.

About Scotsman Ice Systems
As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ice systems, with more than 300 models of ice machines, storage bins, and ice and water dispensers, Scotsman is dedicated to developing today’s most innovative ice solutions. In 2011, Scotsman earned the Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Product Design by ENERGY STAR®. Offering more than 60 ENERGY STAR® qualified models, Scotsman Prodigy® ice machines incorporate superior designs which reduce energy and water consumption, making a difference for the environment and the bottom line. Also, in 2010, Scotsman was the recipient of the Overall Best-in-Class award from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine, as well as the Best-in-Class award as voted by Dealers. For more information, visit www.scotsman-ice.com