Arctic Glacier Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium quality packaged ice products, primarily under the brand name Arctic Glacier® Premium Ice. We are the largest producer of packaged ice in Canada and are among the largest producers in the United States, serving over 70,000 retail, commercial and industrial customer locations throughout six provinces in Canada and fifteen states in the northeastern, central and western United States.
We have grown significantly since our start in 1996, primarily through an aggressive acquisition strategy in the highly fragmented ice production and distribution industry. We have acquired 63 packaged ice businesses in Canada and the United States to date at a cost of more than $470 million. These geographically contiguous acquisitions have established our critical mass, allowing us to improve financial results by leveraging our investments in infrastructure and brand development. We are now the largest producer and distributor of packaged ice in each of the markets that we operate.
We currently operate 37 production and 52 distribution facilities, and employ more than 1,200 people year-round. Our labor force increases to more than 2,500 employees during the summer to meet the increased seasonal increases in demand for our products. Our current production capacity is approximately 10,000 tons of ice per day.
We also license our trade names and proprietary technology to independently owned companies in Canada and the United States under franchise and license agreements.
Arctic Glacier Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Arctic Glacier Income Fund. Fund units trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AG. We have 38.9 million units outstanding, and currently pay an annualized distribution of $1.10 per unit, at a rate of $0.0917 per unit per month.
Our corporate headquarters are located at 625 Henry Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3A 0V1, which can be reached by phone at 204.772.2473 or by fax at 204.783.9857. – less–ZoomInfo