The reopening of ICE’s games factory has seen the company start shipping its innovative new Monopoly redemption game.
The Clarence, New York, company got the nod to open up again from state governor Andrew Cuomo and company president Joe Coppola described as “extremely exciting” the news that its hit game can now be moved.
“Monopoly was one of the top earning redemption games in our testing over the last six to eight months,” he said. “We will start to ship this game on Monday, June 1 and we will be building at a significant clip in anticipation of many initial orders which were taken in the late winter/early spring, some of which have already been reconfirmed. We expect many more to be confirmed soon as things start to open up again.”
Coppola also said that amid the delight at being given the green light this week, the number one priority is always the safety and welfare of the company’s workforce.
“Our ownership and management team have prepared for this reopening with new safety and health measures in place throughout both our offices and production facility. I believe these plans and procedures we have put into place are amongst the best in the region, if not the country. That gives us great confidence that we will be reopening in the safest and most effective environment possible.”
Coppola continued: “The ICE staff will be working diligently now to fulfil all new game orders and as well as spare parts orders and technical service requests for our customers globally. This worldwide pandemic has changed all our perspectives. First and foremost, we are hopeful for the good health and well- being of all customers, suppliers and competitors.
“While this industry has always been a small, niche business, the people who drive and have grown this business over many years have been incredibly resilient, creative and determined. We have no doubt that over time, as an industry, we will overcome these challenges and enjoy great games and good times again.”