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North Star Ice Longtime ice business shares its Canadian and ice industry story

Also Inside

Zippy Ice, black market CFCs, and a sometimes boozy history of American iced tea

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Entrepreneurs try ice vending then see the real deal in true ice the Mackies














A criminal combination

A brief, sometimes boozy history

And for the ice industry, it’s the age-old nature of the beast... not likely to change either

Sometimes ice needs to stay cool, too!

New Self-Serve Ice Breaker delivers a bold new look and 24/7 sales opportunities

Company has developed an environmentally-friendly method for cooling buildings during peak summer hours using ice

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The reason we succeed I’ve seen the ice vending machines all along, and have taken pictures and reported on them when I cross paths with them. I’ve taken a little heat for that too, but it’s all in what I try to do - report on what’s out there while keeping out front what is most important to our industry: a clean, safe product in a properly regulated environment, manufactured by compliant companies. I was glad to talk to a few people over the years who have made the break from franchised ice vending, stand alone machines, or in-store machines, to actual large-scale packaged ice manufacturing and distribution. The Mackies of Zippy Ice are just such people. Coming from an entirely different segment of business, they were looking for a profit center to add to their hard working lifestyle and business portfolio.

"Both these families, and the companies they have nurtured, are why we continue to beat and better the other attempts out there…we do what we do better than any other, and it’s because of the folks doing it."

While on a beach trip a few years ago, they used a Twice The Ice machine. To make a long story short and five Twice The Ice and several Koldrafts later, they scrapped that scenario and invested in plant-based ice production. They are loving the life and aren’t dissuaded by the endless hours during our high season. Read their story in this issue, along with our long time, not-so-new-to-the industry ice man stalwart, John Smibert and North Star Ice in Canada. Both these families, and the companies they have nurtured, are why we continue to beat and better the other attempts out there…we do what we do better than any other, and it’s because of the folks doing it.

Mary Yopp Cronley

Editor, Refrigeration Magazine

An email to advertiser Keet Consulting Services

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Family Business

hristine and Howard Mackie of Charlotte, N.C., were of the corporate sales persuasion a decade ago. Working for ADP, they learned a lot about the employee side of business, and it wasn’t always a good opinion. Fast forward to today when Christine shared her changed opinion with RM: “I think what I love most is putting people to work in our business.” At the time, their accountant advised them to search for, and invest in, some sort of write-off for themselves. On a trip to the beach during a time of reflection about what to do going forward in life and in their careers in software sales, they came across a Twice The Ice machine. Although they never visualized themselves as entrepreneurs, they thought this would be a way to branch out from their current working situation. Immediately upon purchase of a machine, the calls started coming in… so many in fact, that before they knew it, they had purchased five more machines to meet the demand. Being the good, solid business people they are, Christine and Howard were bothered by their product and business not being regulated. That was a source of extreme discomfort for both of them. For five years (2007-2011) Christine and Howard learned and developed their comfort level on the perimeter of the ‘true’ packaged ice industry, but they remained bothered by the lack of regulation. As the demand for their ice increased, along with their desire to provide the highest quality ice they could, they realized they must leave the Twice The Ice concept and begin manufacturing their own product. Even though they were still with ADP 6 REFRIGERATION Magazine │ July 2015

Clockwise from top left: Howard Mackie in front of a Zippy Ice truck; Howard Mackie; Christine Mackie; Zippy working two Charlotte, N.C. at specialty functions.

at this time, they made the shift to becoming full time ice people, and they haven’t looked back since. Christine adds that they’ve learned so much, but at the beginning, they started with Koldrafts, three stacked on top of the other, in order to produce the ice their customers were demanding in the Charlotte area. Up to 12,000 pounds a day, they struggled with this set of circumstances for a year until demand increased again.

start creating snow once October comes, so we don’t have much down time in between busy seasons.” This company is a great example of how and why the industry continues to bring interest from hard workers who weren’t ‘born’ into it. The Mackies were hard workers before, and the ice industry simply represented a quality product that they could bring their work ethic into, and enjoy a life among quality people who share those same ideals. Christine added, “It’s also so very rewarding that we can put all these people to work.”

When they added another 40,000 pounds to meet their customers’ needs, they finally bought a Vogt P34 and a Matthiesen heat sealer. The Mackies made friends in the ice business along the way, providing quality advice and suggestions, such as joining the IPIA three years ago. Christine says this came specifically from new friends made in Home Ice in Rock Hill, S.C. The Mackies and Zippy Ice are heavily involved in servicing the restaurant industry in Charlotte, which is huge in that segment. They run routes from 7 a.m. until the last restaurant delivery at midnight. When the icemakers break during the frenzy of the restaurant lunch and dinner schedules, Zippy Ice is there to deliver, and personally transfer product into the bins themselves. This allows Zippy to charge a premium for personal service with the 20 pounds which are delivered. However, this isn’t their only customer base. First shift routes head out to convenience stores and grocery chains, while the noon route shift ‘picks up the pieces’ and gets more product out there. The mid shift handles the one-off calls, Christine explains, which is no different from the rest of the shifts, as far as importance goes. She says it’s all about service, and one is just as vital as the other. RM asked Zippy if they had any time off during the cold season, but they told us not any more! “We stay busy all summer and fall with all the Charlotte venues, but now we July 2015 │ REFRIGERATION Magazine 7

Industry Regulations

Black Market CFCs/HCFCs and You A Criminal Combination




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Many of you probably know about these infractions of R22 “law.” We know the EPA has issued several regulations under Title VI of the Clean Air Act. These are but a few of their documented fines and convictions for not following regulations.

Grocery store chain, Safeway, agrees to settlement regarding allegations that they failed to promptly repair leaks of HCFC-22 and failed to keep adequate records In a settlement agreement with the United States, Safeway, the nation’s second largest grocery store chain, has agreed to pay a $600,000 civil penalty and implement a corporate-wide plan to significantly reduce its emissions of ozonedepleting substances from refrigeration equipment at 659 of its stores nationwide, estimated to cost approximately $4.1 million. The settlement involves the largest number of facilities ever under the Clean Air Act’s regulations governing refrigeration equipment.

International Distributor Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced for Illegal Sale and Distribution of Refrigeration Equipment Containing Ozone Depleting Substances eAir, LLC (eAir) was convicted and sentenced in federal court in Miami in connection with the illegal sale and distribution of air conditioning equipment containing the refrigerant gas, hydrochlorofluorocarbon-22 (HCFC-22). eAir was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay a $200,000 criminal fine. In addition, as a special condition of probation, eAir was ordered to implement and enforce a comprehensive Environmental Compliance Plan, to pay community service in the amount of $75,000, and to reimburse the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for costs incurred in storing illegal merchandise.

Martin C. Eldridge III, 35, of Columbus, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to violating the Clean Air Act when he cut the tubing on air conditioning units he was stealing and released a regulated refrigerant into the environment. Eldridge and others stole at least 49 air conditioner units between August and October 2013 in order to sell the copper and parts from the units at scrap yards. When he cut the tubing that connected the air conditioner to the business or residence, a refrigerant known as HCFC-22 was released. Under terms of the plea agreement, Eldridge will serve 31 months in federal prison. Following prison time, Eldridge will be under court supervision for 12 months during which time he must perform 200 hours of community service.



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Air Conditioner Thief Pleads Guilty To Violating Clean Air Act

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United States settles with Costco to cut R-22 emissions nationwide Costco Wholesale Corporation has agreed to cut its emissions of ozone-depleting and greenhouse gases from leaking refrigeration equipment at more than half of its stores nationwide. Costco will pay $335,000 in penalties for federal Clean Air Act violations and will fix refrigerant leaks and make other improvements at 274 of its stores, which the EPA estimates will cost about $2 million over the next three years. Costco violated the Clean Air Act by failing to promptly repair refrigeration equipment leaks of the refrigerant R-22 between 2004 and 2007. Costco also failed to keep adequate records of the servicing of its refrigeration equipment to prevent harmful leaks.


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Scrap Metal Recycler to Pay Civil Penalties for Alleged Release of CFCs

DuPont Fined for Air Pollution at Deepwater, New Jersey

Enviro-Safe Refrigerants Agrees to Halt Sales of Unapproved Flammable Hydrocarbon Refrigerants as Direct Replacements for Ozone Depleting Substances

Metal Dynamics, a Detroit scrap metal and iron recycling company, has agreed to pay $110,000 in penalties and invest $400,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act. The settlement resolves a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the EPA against Metal Dynamics, alleging that its Detroit facility was releasing harmful ozone-depleting substances (ODS) into the environment. Under the settlement, Metal Dynamics agreed to implement a Clean Air Act compliance program at its facility to eliminate the harmful release of ODS and has also agreed to modify its torch cutting of metals to keep harmful particulate emissions at or below legal limits.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), has been fined $531,000 for alleged Clean Air Act violations at its chemical manufacturing plant in Deepwater, New Jersey. The EPA fined DuPont for improper maintenance and repair of two large refrigeration units. When properly maintained, the systems are designed to minimize chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from leaking into the environment. CFCs damage the ozone layer, which shields the earth from harmful radiation that contributes to increased skin cancer. The company also failed to accurately submit reports to the EPA under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

2015 Enviro-Safe Refrigerants Inc. of Pekin, Illinois, has agreed to pay a $300,000 civil penalty and cease marketing and sale of unapproved flammable hydrocarbon refrigerants as substitutes for ozone depleting substances (ODS). According to the two-count complaint, filed simultaneously with the settlement in the Central District of Illinois, EnviroSafe allegedly violated Clean Air Act requirements through the marketing and sale of two flammable hydrocarbon refrigerant products, ES 22a and ES 502a, as substitutes for ODS without providing the requisite information to the EPA for review and approval. The EPA has not approved any flammable hydrocarbon as a replacement for ODS in systems not specifically designed for flammable refrigerants and has warned that use of flammable refrigerants in those systems presents a risk of fire or explosion. The Consent Decree and Complaint can be found at

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n a c i r e m A As A bri e f, someti m es boozy hi s tory a e T d e c As I Reprinted, although edited, from a recent All Things Considered on NPR… one of this

But in the hot southern states, snow and ice didn’t exactly abound.

editor’s favorite radio programs.

ou’d be forgiven for not knowing this, but a recent Wednesday in June was National Iced Tea Day. And while it is only an unofficial food holiday, it makes sense that Americans would set aside a day to celebrate this favorite summertime sip. We popularized it!

A Vintage Cocktail That Packs A Punch Then, around the turn of the 19th century, ice entrepreneurs from northern U.S. states started shipping ice down to Southern states and the Caribbean. Americans would come to dominate the 19th century global ice trade. And there’s good reason to believe plenty of that ice was being used to serve tea on the rocks.

Tea itself, of course, has been consumed in America since Colonial times. (Remember the Boston Tea Party?) But before you could drink iced tea, you needed ice — and that was a rare summer luxury until the early 1800s.

Early recipes had more in common with the booze-laden Long Island iced tea* than the stuff Lipton sells. Indeed, Americans were drinking iced tea in the form of alcohol-drenched punches at least as far back as the Colonial era.

New Englanders could cut large chunks of ice from frozen ponds and lakes in winter, then insulate it with sawdust so that it could last into the warmer months.

The classic Philadelphia Fish House Punch, first imbibed in the early 1700s, was often diluted with tea. In his book Punch, liquor historian David Wondrich


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writes that the recipe for Regent’s Punch, dating to 1815, also packed quite the potent wallop. Not only did it call for green tea and arrack, a rumlike liquor from South Asia, it also threw in citrus juice, sugar, champagne, brandy and rum. No wonder, then, that one early drinker described the Regent’s as imparting a “mad, delirious dizziness,” as Wondrich writes. Overall, these strong, early punches had little in common with the light, fruity sippers served today. Recipes for nonalcoholic iced tea didn’t appear in print until 1876 — when one was included in Estelle Woods Wilcox’s Buckeye Cookbook. A few years later, a recipe for sweet tea — now a Southern staple — was published in the cookbook Housekeeping In Old Virginia, Linda Stradley writes in What’s Cooking America. continued on page 24 ►

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Your Health

We are the

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and for the ice industry, it’s the age-old nature of the beast…not likely to change either

These are just general statistics that I found in various places from labor organizations. They did bring to mind that while Americans in other businesses may claim to work longer work weeks, they certainly don’t work that many hours in full on productivity. I don’t want to know what the hours of wasted time on the job add up to. It could stand to reason that during our busy season, we are an industry of intense production and minimal wasted time on the job. You can write and let me know otherwise if you have a good story to tell! In the meantime, here are some numbers to enjoy IF you can find the time to read them:

American Average Work Hours

American Paid Vacation Time & Sick Time

• A t least 134 countries have laws setting the maximum length of the work week. The U.S. does not.

• T here is not a federal law requiring paid sick days in the United States.

• I n the U.S., 85.8 percent of males and 66.5 percent of females work more than 40 hours per week.

• T he U.S. remains the only industrialized country in the world that has no legally mandated annual leave.

• A ccording to the ILO, “Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers, 260 more hours per year than British workers, and 499 more hours per year than French workers.”

• I n every country included except Canada and Japan (and the U.S., which averages 13 days per year), workers get at least 20 paid vacation days. In France and Finland, they get 30 – an entire month off, paid, every year.

• U sing data by the U.S. BLS, the average productivity per American worker has increased 400% since 1950. One way to look at that is that it should only take onequarter the work hours, or 11 hours per week, to afford the same standard of living as a worker in 1950 (or our standard of living should be four times higher). Is that the case? Obviously not. Someone is profiting. It’s just not the average American worker.

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• T hen there’s this depressing graph on average paid vacation time in industrialized countries: • A ccording to the ILO, “Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers, 260 more hours per year than British workers, and 499 more hours per year than French workers.” • U sing data by the U.S. BLS, the average productivity per American worker has increased 400% since 1950. One way to look at that is that it should only take one-quarter the work hours, or 11 hours per week, to afford the same standard of living as a worker in 1950 (or our standard of living should be four times higher). Is that the case? Obviously not. Someone is profiting. It’s just not the average American worker.

The Impact of Too Much Work I’m not telling you to work less hours. If you genuinely love what you do and are doing it for the right reasons, you are more than entitled to spend all of your waking hours plugging away. But for many of us, more work leads to more stress and a lower quality of life without time to unwind, take care of your home, spend time with loved ones, enjoy our hobbies, connect with friends, and generally live a more balanced life. Stress is the number one cause of health problems – mentally and physically. And there are few things that stress us out on a consistent basis like work does, especially when it takes away from all of the other things that life has to offer.

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Family Business

Smibert family pioneers through changes and remains strong in the ice industry

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he Smibert family saw its start in business when Pioneer Jamie Smibert arrived in Upper Canada (Ontario, to be exact) from Scotland in 1818. The Smibert clan searched for a fertile tract of land to farm and settled in what was known as London Township (current day 10 Mile Road). The following generations farmed until drought and crop failures forced Tom Smibert to move his family into the city of London during the Great Depression.

During the mid 1950’s, profits again funded the development of another business and it was at this time that North Star Ice was born. Ross acquired a 400lb. Koldraft ice machine and bin, and a 24 hr. KGBrown-like dispenser. The business was slow in developing. The third year, Ross acquired another 400lb. Koldraft ice machine to make up for the unreliability of the first one. (As you know, you NEVER want to run out of ice!) The business continued to grow.

The farm connection led the family to open a corner grocery store. The family expanded the business by adding a laundry and dry cleaning pick up and drop off service. When this business developed, and using profits from the grocery store, the family began its own laundry and dry cleaning business, called Marvo Cleaners. About 1940, Ross Smibert purchased the laundry and dry cleaning business from his parents and changed the name to Castle Cleaners. (Fit for a King!) A single location was followed in the 1950’s by several sites in London and the surrounding area, under the name Allied Cleaners. Allied Cleaners continued until the late 1980’s when it was sold to another laundry operation. During this time, Ross also started Wishy Washy Coin-op Laundry. (Suds your duds here!) Today, that part of the business still exists under the name Star Laundromat. (Put back the sparkle!)

By the early 1960’s, North Star Ice had six 400lb. Koldraft ice machines on three bins. All packaging by hand ceased at this stage due to tendonitis and arm fatigue. During the 1960’s, the company expanded to 36 400lb. Koldraft ice machines mounted on augers, taking product to bins in a freezer room where there was one Matthiesen volumetric bagger and a Hamer 125 stitcher and a conveyor system for packaging. Also, seven Star block machines were added to make product for the campground and marina markets. Ross used a formula during this period of growth: for every Koldraft ice machine he owned, he could add five new customers to the accounts. Up to this point, North Star Ice had used only laundry delivery vans with thermal blankets to make deliveries. In 1970, North Star Ice bought a Leer money wagon for a one ton pickup truck, to be used strictly for ice delivery. The first straight

truck with a ten foot refrigerated body, dedicated to ice delivery was purchased in 1973. The business had graduated to the big leagues!

Ross [Smibert] used a formula during this period of growth: for every Koldraft ice machine he owned, [North Star Ice] could add five new customers to the accounts. These operations ran until 1977 when North Star Ice purchased its first big production machine - a 5 ton Turbo C-Line machine. At that point, Ross sold off 12 of the Koldraft machines. In 1978, the company bought a 6000 Vogt ice machine and sold off 12 more Koldraft machines. The idea was to test the North Star market for tube ice or nugget ice while still making two tons of Koldraft cubes a day. At this point, John Smibert joined his father full time in the business. Over the next two years, it was concluded that Turbo’s nugget ice was the way to go in the London market area. In 1980, North Star sold the 6000 Vogt ice machine, the last 12 Koldraft ice machines and purchased a 10 ton Turbo C Line machine. The 7 Star block makers were also sold and a Turbo 240 block press was installed. The 1980’s was a tremendous growth period for North Star Ice. The economy was booming. Commercial plazas were being built at an alarming rate. The company’s customer base of c-stores, grocery stores, gas stations and restaurants grew along with the market area. North Star Ice had always been an

urban ice company, but being in the center of southwestern Ontario, surrounded by the Great Lakes, it was now time to venture out and take advantage of the summer volume ice business the tourist industry in the resort areas provided. In reaction to this growth, in 1983, North Star Ice added a 20 ton Turbo C line machine. In 1987, a 40 ton Turbo C line machine was added and bin storage increased to a capacity of 50 tons. Three Matthiesen volumetric baggers and three more Hamer stitchers and conveyor systems were installed. Along with this plant expansion, more trucks and merchandisers were purchased. During the 1990’s, growth slowed but business maintained a steady pace. Ross has always believed in running a clean operation and doing due diligence with the limited food safety knowledge he had. In 1992, Guelph Food Technology was hired to perform the company’s first basic food safety audit (GMP’s -good manufacturing practices). The initial critique of the North Star Ice operation netted five pages of minor suggestions (mostly labeling, signage, and organizational procedures) and the determination to learn more about food safety. From that original audit many years ago to the present, this has been a Top to Bottom: Signage on Stuart Street; Museum (hand tools used to harvest ice, delivery weigh scales, horseshoes for steady learning process of food continued on page 18 ►

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safety and now with a HACCP Plan in place, Ross feels these reports and verifications of the procedures have engaged the North Star team and helped the operation run more efficiently. In 1993, the company added a machinery enclosure for two 20 ton Turbo C Line machines, but only a single machine was added. The follow-up machine was added in 1994, along with a new 6″ municipal water supply line and eliminating two old 2″ lines. The freezer room storage capacity was also increased. To handle increased distribution, more merchandisers and trucks were added to the fleet. The new millennium brought anticipation and hope for continued good growth. Early in the decade there was growth: North Star Ice purchased two 10 ton Turbo C Line machines. With this addition, the company had to upgrade the electrical service coming into the facility. The city provided a 1200

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amp-600 volt dedicated transformer to service the plant and nine sub services, which service the site, were also upgraded. Again, merchandisers and trucks were added to maintain the level of service the customers expected.

At North Star Ice, we are hopeful that all levels of government will stimulate the economy and get people working again so they can afford to travel and have room for discretionary purchases like packaged ice. Since the “crash” of 2008, a decline and subsequent leveling off of business has been noticed. Southwestern Ontario’s very close automotive ties to Michigan have

led to many factory closures and high unemployment. The high cost of fuel, food, accommodation, the requirement of passports ($400 for a family of four) have affected cross border travel and tourism. Advancements in the manufacturing of ice machines for home refrigerators is also having an impact on packaged ice sales, especially in the off season when homemade ice satisfies the family’s demands. At North Star Ice, we are hopeful that all levels of government will stimulate the economy and get people working again so they can afford to travel and have room for discretionary purchases like packaged ice. Currently, the North Star Ice team is made up of 20 employees working in the London, Ontario facility where they can produce 135 tons of ice per day and service a 75 mile radius of the city of London with a fleet of 16 vehicles.


At age 88, Ross is at the office every day, guiding the operations. His keen knowledge of the ice industry keeps North Star Ice at the top of its game. Just the other day, Ross noted that in 2018, the Smibert family will have been in business in the London area for 200 years. Another reason to celebrate! Over the years, Ross has searched for a catchy slogan for North Star Ice. The industry has used “Have an ice day!” and “It’s the clink that makes the drink!” He came up with his own slogan which the company uses today, “Clear and solid, like a diamond!” - fitting for a Turbo C Line product. North Star Ice is proud to belong to the Canadian Association of Ice Industries (CAII) and the International Packaged Ice Industry (IPIA). At this time, John Smibert is honoured to be president of the CAII and chairman of the IPIA. He strongly feels the packaged ice industry has been good to his family and that time spent working with other industry members to advance the projects of these associations can only strengthen them and in so doing, strengthen the packaged ice industry. He encourages all non-member ice companies to join a regional association and the IPIA to help support the industry and to work together with other industry members to ensure the packaged ice industry’s future.

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Keeping Cool RunningItHead Cold In The Desert Tips on how to keep your cooler cold, your ice from melting too fast and your food fresh when traveling in the desert. by Lynn Bremner of

The Ice What type of ice should you use? Crushed ice cools items faster, but ice blocks last longer. Block ice is recommended for trips that are more than one or two days. Dry ice will last the longest and keep your food dry, but requires some special handling. You can freeze water in quart-sized zip-lock bags. They will work just like ice packs, but won’t leak water as they melt. In addition, the bags of water, once melted, can be refrozen and used again. Frozen water bottles, milk or juice jugs filled with water or juice can be used in place of, or with ice cubes or blocks. Frozen blue ice packs also work well in place of ice. If you are going on a trip where you will not be able to purchase ice or where you need your cooler to stay cold for several days or weeks, consider dry ice. Dry ice comes in blocks wrapped in paper. Keep the paper on the dry ice or wrap it in newspaper or craft paper. Don’t pick up the dry ice with your bare hands. Use gloves or some sort of barrier 20 REFRIGERATION Magazine │ July 2015

between your skin and the dry ice as it will burn your skin. Dry ice will crack a plastic cooler if it is sitting directly on the bottom of the cooler or touching the sides. The dry ice needs to be wrapped in paper (NOT plastic), and placed on a rack or barrier so it doesn’t crack your cooler. You can cut down a cheap Styrofoam cooler, place the dry ice in the bottom of the cut down portion, and then place that inside of the plastic cooler. This creates a barrier between the dry ice and the plastic sides and bottom of the cooler. You might also try putting a stainless steel dish rack with legs in the bottom of the cooler and then placing the dry ice on the rack. Stainless steel dish racks can be found in most stores that sell kitchenware. Anything stored right next to dry ice will freeze. Keep this in mind when packing fruit, dairy products or other items that you don’t want to freeze. Dry ice does not melt, it sublimates and keeps items cold or frozen (and dry).

Another idea is to pack the dry ice in a separate cooler and surround it with frozen blue ice packs. Don’t put any food or beverages in this cooler, just the dry ice with frozen blue ice packs. Once the blue ice packs in your food or beverage cooler are used up, switch the blue ice packs with fresh ones out of the dry ice cooler. It’s a great way to refreeze your blue ice packs and avoid damage to your food by freezing it too much with dry ice.

Fact or Fiction: Does Salt Keep Your Ice Colder? Well, kind of. Salt melts ice. When salt is mixed with water and ice together, it can bring the freezing temperature of the water to a lower degree, making the water colder without freezing it. What this means is that the combination of salt, ice and water creates really cold water. The down side is that salt also causes the ice to melt, and the goal of keeping your ice cold for a long period of time is to keep the ice from melting. The ice/water/salt combo is a great trick if you are having a party, run

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r The following edited article appeared in a copy of Desert USA. As a nature lover and onetime backpacking and camping enthusiast, I still love to read about this fulfilling hobby, and keep up with different ways to hike, backpack, camp and explore the outdoors in all types of climates and terrains. Obviously, this is summertime, and the great outdoors beckons. True, you are working 24/7 and are out ‘in it’ in quite another way, but this article approached a topic in which I’ve never participated: DESERT CAMPING. The article included types of coolers, insulation, preparation of food and drink (prechilling items before placing in the cooler), etc. Also, don’t forget to pre-chill the cooler itself by filling it with ice to chill the interior.

out of cold drinks and need to chill something quickly. Put some water in a big bucket or pot, put the canned beverages or bottled beverages into the container, add ice and salt to the water and stir the mixture. Put the container with the salt water mixture and the drinks in the freezer and those beverages will be chilled in a matter of minutes. Or keep the mixture out and spin the drinks in the fluid – that will also speed up the chilling process. If you don’t spin the beverages or put the mixture in the freezer it will still chill the drinks faster than ice alone or your refrigerator would without the ice/water/salt mixture. While you are working hard these months, you most certainly won’t be doing much camping or other leisure time enjoyment (this is one of the hardest working industries there is). However, you could possibly print out this article and keep a stack of them attached to your customer’s merchandiser full of your product. That way at least SOMEBODY gets a few added tips on how to enjoy your bag of ice and that summertime experience a little longer. Happy sales!

Leer’s® Breakthrough in Packaged Ice Merchandising Leer, Inc., the employee-owned manufacturer of the world’s most dependable and innovative ice merchandisers since 1952, is pleased to announce a spectacular new take on ice merchandising. Over the past two years, Leer’s strategic research and design team has worked to deliver a cleaner, more contemporary and convenient ice merchandiser. The new Self-Serve Ice Breaker™ delivers a bold new look and 24/7 sales opportunities. In a recent study, ice consumers rated vending and a brighter cleaner appearance as the most important feature improvements they would like to see. Research also showed it wasn’t always clear how to purchase ice. In fact, 45% of those ice buyers polled experienced an issue while buying ice. Sometimes it was as simple as an unclean box or a broken bag, but in some cases ice wasn’t in stock or there wasn’t an ice cooler in a convenient location. After that study Leer spoke directly with both ice consumers and retailers across the country to help deliver these enhanced experience solutions: • C lean & Clear© technology giving the merchandiser a visually appealing, friendly and contemporary exterior; combined with a bright white interior, enhanced with anti-microbial materials. • 2 4/7 self-serve vending, with a familiar debit/credit card mechanism making it clear ice can be purchased, right there, right then. Mark Edmonds, VP of Merchandisers, commented, “While there will always be a place for Leer’s Classic Ice Merchandiser, the new Ice Breaker speaks to the key drivers in today’s retail buying habits - fresh, engaging, quick and convenient.” Requiring only a standard 110v electrical outlet and a cell phone signal, Ice Breaker™ offers a superior buying experience for the packaged ice consumer and the retailer. With its eye-catching illumination, 24/7 self-serve, credit card convenience and remote sales & inventory monitoring, Ice Breaker™ is designed to sell more ice, more often.



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How Green Is Your Plant?

A Green Idea Cool Enough for Canada An environmentally-friendly method for cooling buildings during peak summer hours using ice


You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who believes Canada needs more ice. But the distributors of a new green energy technology are trying to show consumers that’s exactly what they do need. Behind a fence in the back of the Mountain Equipment Co-Op store parking lot in Burlington, Ont., six large blocks of ice, each the size of a playpen, sit in steel boxes melting slowly in the afternoon heat. It’s the first Canadian installation of Ice Bear, the air conditioner’s answer to the hybrid car. It uses 95 per cent less electricity in peak hours than a conventional air conditioning unit. “We see Canada as a terrific market,” said Greg Tropsa, Executive Vice President of Ice Energy, the company that developed and manufactures the Ice Bear. “We’ve got great prospects, especially now with the legislation that’s trying to get more green energy in the market.” Toronto-based Transformative Technologies Inc., is partnering with Ice Energy to market and distribute the Ice Bear in Canada.

During off-peak hours when electricity rates are at their lowest, the Ice Bear acts like a normal air conditioner and uses its compressor to cool refrigerant that in turn cools the air blowing into a building. What also happens overnight is the unit re-freezes water that had melted off the huge 200 kilogram cubes of ice. During the day when electricity rates are at their highest, the Ice Bear turns off its compressor and uses the ice to cool the refrigerant. The result is an air conditioning system that uses about 300 watts, the equivalent of five or six light bulbs, rather than a traditional system that uses 6,000 watts. For a store the size of this MEC, that could mean savings of roughly $400 a year, according to Ice Energy’s figures. Businesses also earn the goodwill of customers who like the use of green technologies in their stores. “We’ve been getting a lot of feedback,” said Alicia Cairns, the manager of the Burlington MEC location. “The biggest things we hear about are the solar panels and the Ice Bear system.”

Canadians may not be far behind. London Hydro is “very seriously” considering investing in the technology, said its Conservation Program Manager, Hans Schreff. “Our biggest problem here is the summer with air conditioning. It’s a very focused approach to solving that problem,” Mr. Schreff said. “It attacks peak energy, which helps us lower costs.” With the Green Energy Act passed by the Ontario government in May, which is designed to increase the province’s dedication to renewable energy, utilities are being asked to consider more green technologies, said Tom Semler, Manager of Conservation and Demand at Hydro One. “We’re going to get bigger targets for conservation,” he said. “These units could have a big impact for us.” Ice Energy has yet to be profitable, but with the interest in the units, Mr. Tropsa expects that could change within the next two years. “You’re looking for [energy] storage, and what could be cheaper than water?” Mr. Tropsa said. “It’s a feel-good business, but it’s a potential money-maker too.”

But at a price tag of $8,500, businesses may ask themselves just how much a “I think of all the effort it takes to build green image is worth. Technical Specifications Ice new natural-gas-fired facilities or fossil fuel Cooling Capability Storage power,” said James Alden, TTI’s president. While Ice Energy has done a Section Maximum Cooling Load ........................... 5 Tons • “It’s clear Ice Bear is a great solution.” few commercial installations, the Module Capacity .............. 30 Ton-hours • Total Storage company’s target market is utility Daytime Power Reduction And it’s getting attention. Gathered in Peakproviders. The technology allows Reduction ................... Up toand 7kW • On-Peak Demand the noonday sun in Burlington’s MEC utilities to reduce emissions Demand ........................ watts • On-Peak Electric parking lot are reps from Hydro One, lower transmission costs.300 And in the Efficiency ....................... ffi200 EERfor • On-Peak Energy London Hydro and Hydro Ottawa, hottest months when demand to Off-Peak 35 kWh among others. As the sweating lid• isEnergy Shifted energy goes...................... into overload, instead unscrewed from one of the 5-tonNightime units Ice of spending millions to rewire their Make to reveal the melting ice inside, one of distribution systems, utilities can • Copeland Scroll Compressor ................... 4.3 Ton shift them quips, “Where’s the beer?” Ice Make Time that demand to off-peak periods, (full make) @ 55º F ........ 10 hours • Unlike your standard brew cooler, Ice Make Time Mr.(full Tropsa explains. In the U.S., more make) @ 75º F ......... 11.5 hours • however, the big block of ice inside the than 20 utilities have already had Line Set Restrictions Ice Bear is not what cools the building’s trials of the Ice Bear units. Length (Ice Bear to airside coil) ............. 150 feet • air. Not directly, at least.

• Height (Ice Bear to coil above/max) ...... 35 feet • Height (Ice Bear to coil below/max) ...... 20 feet Ice Storage Section

CoolData® Controller

Refrigerant Management System

Compressor & Condensing Unit




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Modern Iced Tea is Born But iced tea drinking habits really started to shift around the turn of the 20th century, when the nonalcoholic version was popularized at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. Stradley writes that the hot summer weather caused fairgoers to ignore hot beverages in favor of cold ones — including iced tea. The fair’s 20 million visitors cooled themselves with iced tea and brought the new style back to their homes throughout the United States and the world. While Prohibition sounded a death knell for tea punches, it was a boon for nonalcoholic iced teas. A 1921 book on the coffee and tea industry notes, “Since Prohibition has gone into effect, tea has been drunk in places not heretofore thought of.” Clubs and hotels looking for substitutes to hard liquor sales gravitated toward strong iced teas or virgin fruit punches — beverages with the bonus

Thank you Aaron Costic of Elegant Ice Creations for providing these patriotic ice sculptures. Contact Aaron at

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of being flavorful but legal. And when home refrigerators with freezers became available for the home market starting in the 1920s and 1930s, people didn’t even have to leave the house to grab a couple of ice cubes year-round. Another advantage for iced tea? Tea leaves themselves had become more affordable. As tea plantations took off in India and Ceylon, and countries in Africa started producing tea in the second half of the 19th century, the price of tea — once the product mainly of China — dropped considerably. The majority of the tea these countries produced was black, making it a more popular, economical choice. Yet until World War II, American consumers were split almost equally between black and green tea

consumption. As Marian Segal wrote in “Tea: a story of serendipity” for FDA Consumer magazine, the war cut off trade with China and Japan — the major suppliers of green tea — leaving Americans with British-supplied black teas from India. According to Segal, “Americans came out of the war drinking nearly 99 percent black tea.” Seven decades later, black tea is still the preferred version in the U.S. According to the Tea Association of the U.S.A., 85 percent of all tea consumed in the United States is sipped cold. Whether you like your tea with a splash of liquor, poured into punches, or served simply on the rocks, you’re taking part in a 200-year-old tradition with every sip. * Funny enough, despite its name, the Long Island iced tea contains no tea — though it does taste like it.

Events Calendar

IPIA 98th Convention and Trade Show

September 29 – October 2, 2015 Milwaukee, WI



RETA Conference


Industry Convention Calendar | What’s coming up MO Valley Fall Convention Minneapolis, MN

November 19 – 21, 2015 Venetian Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, NV

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Ad index/Classified ads CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING

Ad Index American Ice Equipment Exchange, 25 & 27 Classified Ads...........................................................................................26-30 Farley's Frigeration, Ice Maid, Ice Max, Ice Systems & Supplies Inc. (ISSI), 11 & 26 JMC Automation in Packaging,

Rates are $1.00 per word, with a minimum charge. Any blind ads, with an assigned box number c/o publisher, add $10.00. Deadline for upcoming issue is the 1st of the previous month.

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SOUTHEAST USED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE • Turbo Tig 33 Ice Maker, 98 model •M ycom N6WB Compressors w/125 HP motors skid mounted w/oil separators (used with Vogt P34AL ice makers) • Turbo CB38 Rake • Gentoo Block Press • Screw Conveyor Drive Packages for 9" and 12" conveyors (great condition) • P34AL x 1 ⅛" icc (1994) • 40 ton Frick tube ice maker, 1993, NH3 low side • Matthiesen stainless 3 x 5 reel • Hammer RBC with conveyor • Stainless 9" and 12" screw conveyors • 21' Hytrol belt conveyor

SANCHEZ REFRIGERATION EQUIP Cell: 954-648-2459 Office: 386-597-6381 (1) Turbo Model 240 Block Press in good working cond. No S/N # (2) Ammonia Accumulators 24’’ X 96’’ and 16’’ x 84’’ (1) New Oil Separator for P-118F (1) Used JMC Sealer 115/1/60 working condition (1) USED 30’ X 30’ X 16’ H Walk-in Freezer with 7X7 manual slider door and one standard pass door. Includes (1) 7.5 Kramer Condenser 230/3/60 with two evaporators w/ heaters

• Turbo CB87 with plastic chain and sprockets and stainless steel flights

(1) Set Heavy Duty Skates to move machinery

• Morris 18 ton Tube Cube Maker, R22, 2006 model complete with evap condensor 1" ice

(1) 120 HP rebuilt 460/3/60 electric motor

• Vogt 218, rebuilt in 2005, complete with cooling tower

(1) Used 310 Hamer good working order

• RAESCO single chamber palletizer, totally refurbished, $75,000.00

"NEW" KAMCO PARTS Ice Systems & Supplies Rock Hill, SC Toll free (800) 662-1273 or (803) 324-8791

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(1) Rebuilt Ammonia Alarm complete (1) Vogt P-118 F-22 (year 2007) with low hours hardy used 230/3/60 excellent condition

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SOUTHEAST (continued)

USED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE • V ogt P24AL’s 7/8 Ice Makers with Refrigeration • Vogt 118, 7/8, W/C • Vogt 218 7/8, W/C 10 Ton Ice Maker • Vogt 4000 4000lb 7/8 A/C Ice Maker • Vogt 3000 7/8, W/C Ice Maker • C&R 2006 20 Ton Ice Maker • Morris 70 Ton Nugget Ice Maker • Morris 70 Ton Flake Ice Maker • Morris 18 Ton Ice Maker • Matthiesen VL510 Top Load Galv. Bagger • Matthiesen Bagger Take-Off System • 12x16 Galv. Screw Conveyor • 9x10 Screw Galv. Conveyor

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

9x14 Galv. Screw Conveyor 9x15’ Screw Conveyor 9” & 12” Stainless Screw Conveyors Hamer 125 Bag Closers To Include Stands Hamer 14G Ring Closer, To Include Stand and Conveyor Hamer 3 Head Baler Hamer 310 Form, Fill, & Seal (2) JMC Baler #IB-1008 Kamco 20 Ton Moving Floor Ice Bin Kamco 14 Ton Moving Floor Ice Bin Belt Conveyor, Hytrol 10’ Belt Conveyor, Hytrol 11’ Belt Conveyor, Hytrol 21’ Walk-In Freezer 12x20x8 Turbo CB38 Ice Rake Bin

• Ice Merchandisers, All Types • Leer BL-39 Ice Block Maker • Clinebell B56 (freeze it in the sack) 11lb Block Maker • Magliner Ramp 28” x 13’ 4” • 7lb Wicketed “mis-print” Ice Bags • 16lb Wicketed “misprint” Ice Bags • 5lb Wicketed Ice Bags • Baltimore Aircoil CXV-184 • Vilter VSM-601 Single Screw Compressor • Infra-Pak Stretch Wrappers • Bateman #25 Ice Crushers (2) • Turbo Ice Sizer • 3x5 Matthiesen Snow Reel • Type B Multi-SystemControl Panel • Ice Shakers • Hog Ring Plier Staples (7 Cases)


If you have “discontinued” ice bags, or used equipment you would like to sell PLEASE CALL. SEE OUR USED EQUIPMENT WEB PAGE AT WWW.AIEEXCHANGE.COM. Call for surplus ice! Polar Temp Equipment Mike Landino - Toll free - 1-877-376-0367 E-mail (NEW ADDRESS): Don’t forget to call if you have a quality piece of used equipment for sale.

ICE EQUIPMENT FOR SALE • 1-Morris 70 ton nugget ice maker NIM-200 HVS-70 ECR complete system • 1-Morris 70 ton nugget ice maker NIM-150HV-70 complete system • 1-Mathiesen 3’x5’ stainless snow reel • 1-Turbo Ice Sizer SN: 950930 • 1-UVS Snow Shaker Type C-5 • Matthiesen VLS bagger • Turbo block press • Various lengths of 12” stainless screw conveyors, troughs, drive motors and gear boxes (new and used).

CALL ME BEFORE YOU BUY NEW. Bo (757) 934-1294

FOR SALE ICE PLANT & BUSINESS Located Between Wilmington, NC & Myrtle Beach, SC Established in 1968. Member: SIE & IPIA

Call (910) 842-2699 Ask for Lyn

YOUR AD HERE FOR ONLY $1.00 PER WORD, GET NOTICED WITH YOUR CLASSIFIED AD IN REFRIGERATION MAGAZINE. For advertising and listing information, contact Mary at (404) 819-5446 or

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St. Louis, MO | 636-225-6011


Carving Blocks For Sale

Clinebell quality, boxed and palletized. We are centrally located and ship nationwide. The Choice is Crystal CLEAR.


Equipment For Sale

S60 Block Maker Glass Doors for Merchandisers

•3 5 Ton Keith Walking Floor complete with associated AIS Screw Conveying and Control Systems, 2004, like new condition


•1 2 Ton Kamco Bulk Surge Bin, 2005, very good condition

A Family Owned Ice Company

•A IS Remanufactured Hamer 525 FFS Complete with 125 Closing Head

Tube Ice 7, 10, 20, 22 lb Bags Over a million bags in stock Shipped or Picked up

•A IS Remanufactured Hamer 310 FFS Complete with 125 Closing Head •U sed Hamer 310FFS complete with 125 closing head, 2010 used only two years • Matthiesen VLS Bottom Feed Volumetric Bagger, stainless steel •M atthiesen VL Top Feed Volumetric Bagger, galvanized •H amer Ring Bag Closer with Stand

PIQCS Plus Accredited

Arctic Ice Inc Call Steve Camenzind

(314) 989-9090

•U sed JMC Automatic Baler Model 800TG, 1994


•H amer 900-1C, single head Bale-A-Matic •H ytrol Model A Belt Conveyor 4' x 12" • L eer BL-39 Block Maker, approximately 8 years old


Model C-5 ICE Universal Vibrating Screen 3’x5’ Screen with 7/8” Screen Openings

Call Jimmy: (920) 231-7784

• Frick screw (150 hp) with all control board starter etc • Micom Recip N6 with controls and 40 Hp • Ice crane for 24 block harvest • 12 cylinder Vilter recip no control or starter • Block crusher (300lb), ice blower • Vertical screw (old) various block equipment.

Contact Union Central Cold Storage Inc: or (213) 489-4205

NORTHEAST O’HARA ICE EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Balers • JMC 800 (2) Hamers • FP5T • FP7T (2) • Wire (each) Turbos • Turbo 18 Ton S.S. CAR36LR • Turbo 20 Ton S.S. CAR40LR • Turbo 18 Ton S.S. SBAR36LR • Turbo 24 Ton S.S. • Turbo 54 Ton S.S.

Turbo Rake Bins • Turbo CB30 • Turbo CB30 • Turbo CB49 Matthiesen Baggers • Bagger w/Conveyor VL2S • Including Hamer FP7T

Email or call for prices. O’Hara Corporation, Casey O’Hara, Tel: (207) 594-4444 or Cell: (207) 542-1853 Email:

Miscellaneous • Vilter 250 HP Compressor, 23,500 Hours • Vilter 350 Ton Condenser

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NORTHEAST (continued)


VOGT ICE FOR SALE 5, 7, 16 & 40 lb. bags. Water is lab tested for purity. Delivery or pick-up. Six generations of quality.

Long Island Ice & Fuel Corp. Call (631) 727-3010

FOR SALE • Vogt P 118 R22 Mini Tube • 4 Star block makers • Kamco bin head w/chain and all associated hardware • 4 barrels for P118 with pumps and water tanks

Call (203) 376-8567 FOR SALE • 2005 Ford van. Carrier Unit. 179,000 miles. Works great. Asking $9000 • Hamer Ring Closer. 1 year old. Roughly 50 hours on it. Asking $7500

(973) 694-1979 or

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Suction Accumulator - Chil-Con Model # AA24084, 24” x 7’ high, with boil out coil – Like new condition - $6,000.00 Receiver 12’ x 30” with warming loop used with Vogt ice maker- Like new condition $6,000.00

Ice Makers • Vogt Ice Maker P418, 20 Ton • Vogt Ice Maker P118 (3)

Packaging (continued) • Hamer 525 with Closer • M atthiesen Heat Seal Bagger (Demo Unit) • Matthiesen Bulk Bagger

• V ogt Ice Maker P18XT (remanufactured) • Vogt Ice Maker M9000 • Vogt Ice Maker HE30 • Vogt Ice Maker HE40 (2)

• M atthiesen Magic Finger Bagger VL510 (used 3 weeks as loaner – Hamer 125 not included) • M atthiesen Automatic Take-Off Bagging System (includes Hamer 125) • Matthiesen Baler (3)

• V ogt Ice Maker CF40SCER 1986, 20 ton • V ogt Ice Maker CF144SC 1980, 60 ton

• M atthiesen Galvanized Heat Sealer (never used)

• V ogt Ice Maker CAR120 1980, 60 ton

• J MC Baler Model 1660295 (includes Hamer Ring Bag Closer)

• M orris Ice Maker TCIM, 125 HE, 40, A78 1996 - 40 ton


• I ce One Ice Maker – 5 ton (remanufactured) • Ice One Ice Maker • Manitowoc Ice Makers (3)

• M atthiesen Crusher 500 Galvanized (never used)

• K old Draft Ice Maker 361# (never used) • Galvanized Catwalk for Vogt P34 Packaging • H amer Form, Fill & Seal 535 upgraded to 540 • Hamer Form, Fill & Seal 310 (3)

• 1 2 ft. Stainless Auger & Shroud Cover • 9 x 20 Incline Screw Conveyor Galvanized w/ shroud cover • Shaker • 1 6” Z elevators (never used – designed to fill top load bagger)

Merchandiser Parts for all brands at competitive prices.

(877) 984-5945

ICE FOR SALE Vogt Mini tube ice, 8, 20 & 40 lb. bags. All ice is screened, palletized & stretch wrapped. We deliver or you pick up. Our water is treated with ozone for sterilization. No Chlorine Added!

Martin's Ice Company Phone (717) 733-7968 or fax (717) 733-1981 PA

Toshiba 125 HP Motor, Premium Efficiency


Contact Kyle at Long Island Ice & Fuel Corp.

631-727-3010 or 516-790-6842

Plastic liners for clear block makers $1.18/ea Reusable drip pans – from $6.50/ea Over 500 items in stock for Ice Carvers or (440) 717-1940 July 2015 │ REFRIGERATION Magazine 29

Classified ads





• Vogt P34AL w/ high side refrigeration

• 6’ - 30’ • Space Saver incline conveyor

• Morris 20 ton Nugget Ice Maker, R22, 460V, w/ stand and cooling tower • Vogt P118 & 9000 • Vogt DX6




• SS Model 44 w/ 7’ SS stand • 3x8’ SS Snow Reel w/ 13’ stand • 3x5’ GV Snow Reel w/ 10’ stand


BAGGERS • Hamer 310 FFS (wire tie)

• 20 HP Krack Condenser • 6.5 HP Bohn w/ evap



• Hamer 125 & RC • JMC Fuse Air IV • Matthiesen heat seal

at (480)

• JMC w/ positive incline • Hamer 3 HD Bale-A-Matic


WANTED Vogt 6000 and Vogt 9000 Call Charlie Bolton

• B-56 w/4 HP condenser • Leer BL-39 w/ remote condenser

• (2) 10 ton Frick, LS, low side only

• LMR 2900 Northstar rake • LMR 4200 Northstar rake

Contact: Ice King, Ryan Maasen

(713) 643-0573 Houston, TX

FOR SALE (1) Vogt P118 Reconditioned. Runs on R404 Freon. (1) Mini Tube Vogt, air-cooled 404 Freon (1) Mid Tube Vogt, air-cooled 404 Freon (1) Rebuilt CB P118 Call Charlie Bolton (Houston, TX)

(713) 643-0573


Planning to close? Or know somebody? MEXICAN COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR:

• Complete block ice plant or just the crane with runways “12 block crane or more” • Tube ice plant with P34AL from 1990-2000 • A Turbo Tigar 30-40 Tons Ammonia We disarm and handle all equipment.

Federico Johnston (011) 52-662-214-23-04



Great issues of RM still to come. Secure your advertising spot today! AUGUST Industry Analysis: How Big is Packaged Ice, and How Important to Retailers? An Analysis of 2014 Sales Figures

NOVEMBER Season Wrap Up – Trends and Topics From Across The Country

SEPTEMBER The Employee Issue: What Works, What Does Not in Hiring and Retention

DECEMBER Fall Convention Updates; The Best of 2015 in Refrigeration

OCTOBER Pre-IPIA Issue – Convention Speakers and Topics 30 REFRIGERATION Magazine │ July 2015

MARCH 2015


condition is in good operating Keeping your plant than fixing it. Sometimes we a lot less expensive running our operations, but get a little rusty with s in this issue which should again. we have a few reminder n become well-oiled help your motivatio

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