IC SYSTEM 80thYear logo

Throughout 2018, IC System will celebrate its 80th Anniversary. Ruth and Jack Erickson (picture below with the early IC System crew) founded IC System in 1938 on the guiding principle of giving their customers ethical, honest service. Eight decades and three generations of family ownership later, IC System is still devoted to our niche—being the […]

Polar Plunge 2018-3

Upon the publication of this blog, temperatures around IC System’s home office in St. Paul, Minnesota, have averaged anywhere from 0° to 10°— often dropping below zero when you factor wind chill. Perhaps that’s why IC System has a particular admiration for our employees who participated in the 2018 Polar Plunge. Getting bundled up just […]


When the leaves start to change and the autumn season rolls around, that means it’s time for the Fall Fundraiser at IC System. Our company’s charitable group ECHO (Employee Charitable Help Organization) leads several days of games and events to gather employee donations for local charities and families in need. No other game or activity […]


IC System has earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award recognizes United States citizens and groups who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month period. The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program in the country, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through […]


The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the La Crosse Media Group hosted their 16th Annual Radiothon at Gundersen Health System’s La Crosse clinic from October 19-21. Members from IC System’s Onalaska, Wisconsin branch office volunteered to answer phones and take donations during the event. Throughout the Radiothon, the La Crosse Media Group supports and shares […]


The 2017 Vistage Minnesota IMPACT Award committee recognized IC System’s President and CEO, John Erickson Jr., at the Vistage MN Executive Summit on September 26, 2017. Among many nominees, Erickson was identified for the trust he nurtures in his business, as well as his leadership of IC System’s community outreach. The Vistage MN Impact Award […]


IC System’s branch office in Onalaska, Wisconsin, recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary. The Chamber of Commerce in La Crosse supported the ribbon-cutting event. Tanner Kabat, the Branch Manager of the Onalaska office, cut the red ribbon on August 29, 2017. Several members of IC System’s executive team—including Executive Vice President and CFO Kurt Heinbigner, Director […]

IC System named a top workplace by the star tribune

IC System was named one of Minnesota’s top places to work by the Minneapolis Star Tribune! The Star Tribune made the 2017 Top Workplace announcement on June 21, having based their results on an employee feedback survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company that specializes in employee engagement and retention. Founded in 1938, IC System […]

red cross blood drive 2017

When a long Winnebago-style vehicle called the “Bloodmobile” pulls up to your office building, tensions seem high until everyone realizes that, no, it’s not a vampire transport—it’s actually just the Red Cross, and they’re here to collect donations. Twice a year, IC System’s charity group ECHO (Employee Charitable Help Organization) asks for volunteers throughout our […]

IC System makes hygiene bags for charity

IC System’s in-house charity group, ECHO (Employee Charitable Help Organization), recently organized a volunteer event in our St. Paul home office in support of Joseph’s Coat. A local free store and community support organization, Joseph’s Coat supplies vital goods and services to individuals and families facing life challenges. For the week of May 15-19, ECHO […]