North Star Ice - London, Ontario
He turned 88 the day I interviewed Ross Smibert (1945), South grad and business owner. I knew we had to profile this remarkable alumnus because, when adding "start up" year to our directory listings of entrepreneurial alumni, I noticed Ross began North Star Ice over 60 years ago! in 1945, newly graduated, Ross and South buddy, Bill Aitken ('46), constructed the building. " We dug by hand, I made forms, we poured foundation." First operating it for dry cleaning, Ross added packaged ice as a spin-off in 1954.
Allied Ice later became North Star logo making the bags we pour into coolers to keep re-refreshments frosty. Still coming in most days, with not one but three desks he works from, Ross demonstrates a leadership that certainly inspires his company's five employees. Son, John works alongside Ross. Being about the same age as North Star Ice, John's own retirement may be in a few years, but if Dad's legacy has influence, that's two to three decades too soon. I want to work until I'm 100. They won't retire me, they'll bury me instead."
Contact: John Smibert
North Star Ice Plant Tour
Spring Water Inc. - Lower Sackville, NS
Party Ice is the largest manufacture and distributor of packaged ice in the Maritimes. Serving the Maritime Provinces for 15 years, Spring Water Inc., is the name behind the popular brands of packaged ice and bottled water products that you enjoy each day. Party Ice brand products (packaged ice and bottled water) are found in grocery stores, convenience stores and gas stations almost everywhere in the Maritimes. Our distribution system along with the industry’s highest food safety standards are what enable us to ensure our customers receive a consistent and dependable supply of quality ice products.
Contact: Brett Fletcher
Ice Block, Conception Bay S., Newfoundland
Fresh, natural, and processed under the strictest safety protocols ... that is what our Pure Packaged Ice is all about. We have been providing our specialty products throughout the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador since 1985. Thank you for visiting our website. Please take a few minutes to visit our other pages and learn about the processes we use to deliver our best to you!
Contact: Dennis Murray
Arctic Glacier is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality packaged ice to consumers in Canada and the United States, primarily under the brand name of Arctic Glacier Premium Ice. Arctic Glacier operates 46 production plants and 52 distribution facilities across Canada and the northeastern, central and western United States servicing more than 75,000 retail accounts. Arctic Glacier also licenses its trade names and proprietary technology to independently owned companies in Canada and the United States under franchise and license agreements.
Contact: Brent Bonvarlez
Hyland Ice - Wiberforce, Ontario
Hyland Ice supplies high quality Packaged Ice to Central Ontario, from the Ottawa Valley to Georgian Bay and is well suited to handle all of your Packaged Ice needs Please call us to give you the good service you deserve Hyland Ice Supply uses state of the art, food grade certified manufacturing, processing and packaging equipment, to produce high grade, food quality, packaged Ice. We follow PIQCS+ - Packaged Ice Quality Control Standards Plus, for the Food safety of Packaged Ice based on Good Manufacturing Practices per International Packaged Ice Association (IPIA) , Canadian and FDA guidelines. In Canada, prepackaged ice is food that is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency under the Food and Drugs Act.
Contact: Mike Croft
Lecoupe - Sudbury, Ontario
Welcome to Lecoupe Arctic Glacier Premium Ice, the Northern Ontario licensee for Arctic Glacier Inc., and the largest manufacturer of packaged ice in Northern Ontario. Our stainless steel food grade equipment is capable of producing over 50 tons (100 000lbs) of ice a day. Lecoupe Arctic Glacier Premium Ice is of the highest quality and is never touched by human hands. Through our 4 carbon filtration systems and our ultraviolet filtration, “Bottled Water” quality ice is produced. Lecoupe Arctic Glacier Premium Ice believes in giving our customers the highest level of customer service and satisfaction and because Arctic Glacier Inc. is the largest producer of packaged ice in Canada, we will always have our product available for you, and will never run out, even during those extremely hot long weekends!!
Contact: Dan Mensour
Estrie Glace - Magog, Quebec
Estrie Glace is a major ice supplier in the Estrie and Montérégie regions. For more than 20 years, the company has been producing and distributing food-grade ice in the Estrie and Montérégie regions, in the form of ice cubes, block ice or in bulk. Thanks to its refrigerated trucks, Estrie Glace is able to make deliveries to numerous stores and businesses 7 days a week. Why choose Estrie Glace? Quick and courteous service 7 days a week-Industrial-quality equipment Superior-quality food-grade ice Freezers supplied by Estrie Glace.
Carnaval Ice producer of 4 kg ice block and 2.5 kg ice bag for human consumption. Ice block are ideal for use in coolers on trips or when camping. Ice cubes have many uses, especially when you’re making your favorite smoothies or signature cocktails. Carnaval ice block and bagged ice are available at most campgrounds, convenience stores, and grocery stores throughout the province of Quebec.
Contact: Andre Soucy