May 13, 2022

Arctic Glacier Announces Acquisition of North Star Ice, Opening of New Production Facility

Arctic Glacier, LLC, a leading provider of premium ice products and related services, announces the acquisition of North Star Ice Ltd. of London, Ontario alongside the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art production facility in Montreal, Quebec. The transaction and new Montreal facility further enhances the North American ice company’s longstanding presence as Canada’s largest ice manufacturer and distributor.

“North Star Ice has an outstanding reputation for customer service and quality products. We are excited to continue their legacy and warmly welcome North Star Ice Ltd. customers and Associates to the Arctic Glacier team,” said Richard Wyckoff, CEO and President of Arctic Glacier, LLC.

Owned and operated by the Smibert family, North Star Ice Ltd. has produced and delivered quality packaged ice products to the retail grocery, hospitality and recreation industries of Ontario since 1954. 

”As we step away from the ice industry, we are confident Arctic Glacier’s depth of resources and recognized industry leadership will deliver the highest quality of product and service to our customers,” said John Smibert, Vice President North Star Ice Ltd.

Through the course of their 140-year history, Arctic Glacier has grown to be Canada’s dominant provider of premium packaged ice. From their 15 Canadian locations, the ice company provides their premium packaged ice to the grocery, convenience and gas stores, events, hospitality, recreation and commercial businesses of Canada’s largest provinces. In late May, Arctic Glacier’s new Montreal facility will begin production, further enabling the ice company to meet the future demands of Canada’s growing market.

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