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AUGUST 2019

Granton ICE FACTORY

You’re In the Convenience Business Like You Didn’t Already Know That

Plastics

UK takes a bold move for 2020...pressure on all of us to do our part to address the problem.

West Shore Road, Granton (Guildford, Surrey, England). This photo may have been right about early 1950’s when a new adjacent factory was opened


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August 2019 Vol. 202 │ No. 8 ISSN #0034-3137

EDITORIAL STAFF Editor/Publisher Mary Y. Cronley refrigerationmag@gmail.com (404) 819-5446 Senior Staff Writer Joe Cronley cronley.joe@gmail.com (404) 295-5712 Art Direction Markurious Marketing info@markurious.com (678) 439-6534

ADVERTISING, SUBSCRIPTIONS, ACCOUNTS Mary Y. Cronley Editor/Publisher refrigerationmag@gmail.com (404) 819-5446 Established as ICE in 1906, Refrigeration Magazine™ is published thirteen times a year, including the Annual Buyer's Guide. Postmaster: Send notice by form 3579 to: Refrigeration Magazine 2930 Cedar Knoll Drive Roswell, GA 30076 Annual Subscriptions: US: $49/year or $79/two years International: $79/year Single Copies: $6/copy

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FEATURES

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ON THE COVER

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NEW TECHNOLOGY

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THE ENVIRONMENT

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Plant History - Granton Ice Factory

7-Eleven 7NOW Delivery

UK launches fund to help create plastic packaging from plants

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IPIA CONVENTION & TRADESHOW

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IN MEMORIAM

Save the Date

WEB WORTHY Ice Ball Machine Maker

Bob Cota, formerly of Getchell Brothers

DEPARTMENTS

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spICE We’re In The Convenience Business

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AD INDEX

CLASSIFIED ADS

A list of our advertisers

Classified advertisements by region

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We’re In The Convenience Business You knew it all along. You knew it would come to this. Getting to your customer about as quickly as the thought entered their mind that they were going to need you. “ASAP” was replaced with “We Need It Yesterday.” And now it’s been replaced by an app that allows them to ‘check in’ in order for you to see where they are, anticipate what they need by way of where they are and what they are doing, and get it delivered to them before they change their mind and choose a 7-11 closer to them at the moment. I’m painting a hypothetical picture here, but I’m not too far off. Our Technology feature this month (p. 6) looks into the latest app for just this scenario. “7-Eleven Inc. is making it easier than ever for 7NOW delivery smartphone app users to order their favorite products and get it delivered to anywhere they are. With the latest app update, the convenience store retailer set up thousands of locations called 7NOW Pins that enable customers to receive delivery where it’s convenient for them. This proprietary technology allows customers to order the delivery service to parks, beaches, sports fields, entertainment venues and other public locations that may not have traditional addresses.” Our Environment feature looks at the plastic waste problem we are all hyper aware of. There probably would already be some kind of workable resolution on the table, except the bottled water industry continues to fight any regulation, because they say they are singled out as the largest contributor of plastic waste. They have lobbyists who will likely keep plastics free and clear from any ban. The UK meanwhile, has taken some brave measures, to take place in 2020. Read about those in this issue. Bob Cota, former employee of Getchell Brothers, Brewer, Me, passed away, and we share his obituary with you. Many of you may have known him, and our thoughts and prayers go to his loved ones, including his Getchell Brothers family. It’s almost convention season, and the IPIA will be meeting in Ponte Vedra at Sawgrass. Their save the date notice is on page 8. It is bound to be a wonderful event. They always are! Enjoy the last sales of Summer, and let us know how your season was. Better yet, just let us know how you are, period. We always enjoy the calls and emails we get. Best to you,

Mary Yopp Cronley, Editor, Refrigeration Magazine

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"‘ASAP’ was replaced with ‘We Need It Yesterday’. And now it’s been replaced by an app that allows them to ‘check in’ in order for you to see where they are, anticipate what they need by way of where they are and what they are doing, and get it delivered to them...”


ICE IN PICTURES

Thank you to Forbes Wilson for providing this photograph. Forbes’ father, John Wilson, was Factory Manager from 1966 to 1980 at the West Shore Road ice works. Forbes explained, “This photograph is from the old Granton Ice factory on the West Shore Road. The date of the photo is unknown but is definitely pre-1952 since a crane was no longer required when the new, adjacent factory opened in 1952.” The 2 cwt ice blocks were loaded onto the crane and taken down to the cold store for storage. This was essentially a large freezer where up to 100 tons of ice could be stored to meet peak demands. The chap 2nd from the left is Dick Angus. He stayed with the firm and ended his days as the Chief Engineer.

Granton Ice Factory circa 1950s

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NEW TECHNOLOGY

“7NOW Pins makes convenience more convenient, by keeping customers in the moment, whether at a game, in the park or enjoying the sun on the beach. Our customers asked for it and we are delivering!”

7-ELEVEN

7NOW

When ordering items through 7NOW Pins, customers can choose from a wide variety of: beverages; fresh and hot foods; beer and wine in participating markets; snacks; cosmetics; home goods; and thousands of other products available for purchase.

DELIVERY 7-Eleven Inc. is making it easier than ever for 7NOW delivery smartphone app users to order their favorite products and get it delivered to anywhere they are.

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ith the latest app update, the convenience store retailer set up thousands of locations called 7NOW Pins that enable customers to receive delivery where it’s convenient for them. This proprietary technology allows customers to order the delivery service to parks, beaches, sports fields,

entertainment venues and other public locations that may not have traditional addresses. “Our mission is to redefine convenience by becoming a customer obsessed, digitally enabled company,” said Gurmeet Singh, 7-Eleven chief digital, information and marketing officer.

7NOW mobile app users also have the ability to view their last order and simply click reorder to add all their favorite items to their cart. “Sometimes things can get inconvenient away from home. It could be running out of ice and charcoal at a picnic or a hungry Little League team demanding pizza and Slurpee drinks after a big game,” said Raghu Mahadevan, 7-Eleven vice president of delivery. “We continuously challenge ourselves to find even more ways to offer convenience


and value to our customers — when and where people need it most. 7NOW makes ordering and getting delivery in about 30 minutes a reality for customers whether they’re at a park, a ballfield, arena, venue, and of course, at home.”

The 7NOW delivery app is one of several new services implemented by the 7-Eleven digital team as part of a companywide commitment to give value and delight for every customer experience, in and out of the store, according to the convenience retailer.

“Sometimes things can get inconvenient away from home. It could be running out of ice and charcoal at a picnic or a hungry Little League team demanding pizza and Slurpee drinks after a big game.”

Based in Irving, 7‑Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 68,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America.

The 7NOW and 7-Eleven apps are available from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: ❶ To order delivery to a 7NOW Pin,

shoppers simply open the app, which will auto locate their current location or show the nearest 7NOW Pin on the app’s interactive map.

❷ Each 7NOW Pin corresponds to a public place or space where users can receive the delivery.

❸ A courier will pick up the order from the nearest participating store and deliver it to the selected 7NOW Pin location or specified address in 30 minutes or less on most occasions.

7-Eleven introduced delivery in late 2017 when it began testing the appbased service at select stores in Dallas. Today, 7NOW is available in 27 major metropolitan areas, with more than 200 cities and serving more than 23 million households. For a complete list of the markets 7NOW delivers to, CLICK HERE.

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THE ENVIRONMENT

UK launches fund to help create PLASTIC PACKAGING FROM PLANTS

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he UK government has announced plans to invest £60 million to help fight the battle against single-use plastics and develop new forms of packaging. Businesses are expected to jointly invest up to £149 million. Funding could be used to find ways to cut waste in the supply chain, develop new business models and create new sustainable recyclable materials. The plans form part of the government’s Clean Growth Challenge – a key part of the Modern Industrial Strategy, which is backing the development of plastics made from plants, and products that degrade easily in an open environment.

The government has published a call for evidence on standards for bio-based materials and biodegradable plastics. It is seeking evidence from scientists, manufacturers and the research community on the sustainability and wider impacts of biodegradable, compostable, and bio-based plastics and asks whether new and improved standards and labelling for these materials would be valuable. UK Research and Innovation CEO Professor Sir Mark Walport said: “Plastic pollution is a global crisis that affects our oceans and our land. The new investment through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund will establish the UK as a leading innovator in smart and sustainable plastic packaging

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solutions, delivering cleaner growth across the supply chain, with a dramatic reduction in plastic waste entering the environment by 2025.” UK Business Secretary Greg Clark said: “We have all seen the enormous damage being caused by single-use plastics across the world. The race is on to develop new effective and practical solutions to end the scourge of singleuse plastics, helping protect our planet for future generations. “This government and business coinvestment clearly demonstrates that when it comes to cutting plastics pollution there is a shared ambition. This is a unique opportunity for our worldleading businesses and innovators to develop the materials of the future with the potential to transform our economy as well as our environment.” The announcement comes two months after the UK said it will ban the sale and use of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds with plastic stems in England from April 2020.


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WEB WORTHY

Ice Ball Machine Maker Bartending world’s new miracles. Luxury crystal ice spheres plays important role with high-end beverage. Thanks to the sophisticated shape creates a new visible value and drinks flavor. The relationship between ice and whiskey is delicate. Ice can low the temperature of whiskey so that lock the aroma of it. Besides, Whiskey itself has a heavy alcoholic taste, and some of the taste is particularly spicy. Adding ice can bring more enjoyment to you when drinking whiskey. It looks more beautiful due to the large transparent ice ball.

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IN MEMORIAM

Bob Cota,

formerly of Getchell Brothers, Passes Away Refrigeration Magazine is saddened to hear of the passing of Bob Cota in late July. Bob started his over 20-year career at Getchell Bros. in 1985, working across both the ice and ice cream areas of the business. He covered nearly all of Eastern Maine at some point during his time with Getchell Brothers. “Bob was one of the nicest people and was always willing to lend a hand or an ear. He will be missed by a lot of people, particularly here at Getchell Bros.,” the company stated.

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CLASSIFIEDS Ad Index

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING

American Ice Equipment Exchange, aieexchange.com..................................... 13 Classified Ads....................................................................................................... 12 – 15 Ice Systems & Supplies Inc. (ISSI), issionline.com....................................................... 2 Ing-Tech Corporation (ITC), itcpack.com....................................................... 11 & 12

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.

Keet Consulting Services, LLC (RouteMan), kcsgis.com........................................... 7 Patkol, www.patkol.com.............................................................................................. 5 Polar Temp, polartemp.com..................................................................................... 16

For advertising and listing information, contact Mary at (404) 819-5446 or refrigerationmag@gmail.com.

Vault Ice, vaultice.com.............................................................................................. 15

NATIONWIDE/INTERNATIONAL USED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE 1-800-599-4744 | itcpack.com ICE MAKERS

PACKAGING

• VOGT P24A ICE MAKERS (2) • VOGT P34AL W/ HIGH SIDE

•HAMER 125 – NEW, USED AND REBUILT

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• HAMER RING CLOSER W/CONVEYOR

• 20 HP KRACK CONDENSER

• HAMER 125 W/ STAND & CONVEYOR • HAMER 310 W/ 125 CLOSER

• LIQUID OVERFEED VALVE PACKAGE

• PALLET DISPENSER

• 6.5 BOHN W/ EVAP CONDENSER W/ UNIT COOLER

• SS SHAKER W/ STAND

• MARLEY TOWER W/ PUMP

BLOCK MAKERS • LEER BL39 W/ REMOTE CONDENSER • TURBO BP-360 BLOCK PRESS

SUPPLIES • LEER ICE MERCHANDISERS IN STOCK • BAGS AND WIRE • PARTS • SPARE PARTS

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• SLIP SHEET DISPENSER

BAGGERS • VL - 510 • VLS - 510

SCREW AND BELT CONVEYORS • HYTROL BELT CONVEYORS 10’ & 12’ • PORTABLE FOLDING INCLINE CONVEYOR - MODEL R • POWER 90 BELT CONVEYOR

FOOD GRADE VOGT TUBE ICE FOR SALE 6 AND 26 POUNDS BAG We are located in Magog, Quebec, Canada 20 min from the border of Vermont. We can bag in other size for serious quantity. Call or e-mail: SAMUEL BERNARD Toll free : 1 855-847-0865 samuel@estrieglace.com


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NATIONWIDE/INTERNATIONAL (continued) HAWAII ICE BUSINESS FOR SALE Alii Ice Company in Hilo Hawaii for sale. Only financially qualified and technically competent individuals or parties need inquire. Contact Jon via email at bockrath.jonathan@yahoo.com or phone at 808 960-9451.



SOUTHEAST USED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE • 10 ton turbo Ice Makers • 15 Ton turbo Ice Makers • 20 ton turbo Ice Makers • 2013 100 ton Turbo Ice Maker • 2015 Tiger, turbo Ice Maker • Arctic Temp 4000 Lb Ice Maker • Vogt P24FL Mid Tube and

High Side • Vogt 118’s 5 Ton Ice Maker

7/8, W/C • Bucket Elevator • Snow Crusher/blowers • Perfection 25lb Ice Scorer • 12”x10’ Stainless Screw conveyor • 9x24 Stainless Screw Conveyor

• 9x10 Galvanized Portable

Screw conveyor • Kamco Ten Moving Floor Ice Bins • MGR 3000SD Stainless Bin • Collapsible Blue Bins • Mannhardt 2801 Ice Bin • Matthiesen VL510, Top Load

Bagger, Galv • Heat Sealed Bagging sustem • Belt Conveyor, Hytrol BA 16’ • Matthiesen 24 Ton Moving floor bin • Water Softener System • Blue Bins • Amcot ST-25 Cooling Tower • Marley 4821 Cooling tower

• Hamer 310 Form, Fill, & Seal • Ice Max 300, 300lb block Baker • 1/2HP drop In Refrigeration • Vivian Manual Block Press • 7lb Roll Stock • 22lb Roll Stock • 10LB Ice Cans (45) 4.5” x 8” x 14”T • Snow Cone Block Cans • Kamco Ten Moving Floor Ice Bins • MGR 3000SD Stainless Bin • Collapsible Blue Bins • Mannhardt 2801 Ice Bin • Matthiesen VL510, Top Load

Bagger, Galv • JMC 4’ Belt conveyor

AND MUCH MORE!

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

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CLASSIFIEDS

NORTHEAST ICE CARVING TOOLS

ICE FOR SALE

Plastic liners for clear block makers $1.24/ea

Vogt Mini tube ice, 8, 20 & 40 lb. bags. All ice is screened, palletized & stretch wrapped.

Reusable drip pans from $6.50/ea

We deliver or you pick up. Our water is treated with ozone for sterilization. No chlorine added!

Over 500 items in stock for Ice Carvers

Martin’s Ice Company

Phone (717) 733-7968 or fax (717) 733-1981 PA

IceSculptingTools.com

or (440) 717-1940

YOUR AD HERE

FOR SALE Ice carving crystal clear blocks 300lb blocks

Get your items sold fast with Refrigeration Magazine’s classified ad listings.

(518) 851-7085

Contact us at or refrigerationmag@gmail.com or (404) 819-5446

USED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

1-800-543-1581 | modernice.com Ice Makers • Vogt Ice Maker – P24A • Morris Ice Maker • Vogt Ice Maker – P118 • Turbo Ice Maker – CAR120 • T urbo Ice Maker – CF40SCER • Vogt Ice Maker – P418 • Vogt Ice Maker – HE30 • Kold Draft Ice Maker

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Handling •M  atthiesen Shaker Belt with Stand • Shaker •1  2” Stainless Steel Auger (Several Lengths) •1  2” Stainless Steel Shroud Trough Cover

Packaging • Matthiesen Heat Seal Bagger • Matthiesen Baler (3 Available) •H  amer Form, Fill, and Seal Machine - 310

Check our most recent inventory online at modernice.com!


CLASSIFIEDS

MIDWEST

FOR SALE (3) Clinebell 10 lb. ice block makers, Model S60, 1.5HF, (3) condensing units, 3-phase, 240 volts. Will sell individually, or all three for $12,000. Call Arctic Ice at

PRIVATE LABEL COCKTAIL ICE Our ice IN the box. Your name ON the box. Large Cubes & Perfect Spheres Sealed – Boxed – Ready to Deliver

Don't waste time & money making your own.

713-269-2534

David Holland 405-279-9747 david@vaultice.com vaultice.com/privatelabel

PURE & CLEAR COCKTAIL ICE We offer The Rock (2”, 2.5”, 3”), The Cylinder, The Shard, and The Rod for purchase. Private labeling and delivery available. Contact Minnesota Ice: 612-254-8330 info@minnesota-ice.com | www.minnesota-ice.com

CANADA ICE EQUIPMENT FOR SALE • Magic Finger • (8) Turbo Ice Makers, 10 & 20 Ton • Cooling tower pumping station • Hamer 125 • 16 feet stainless steel auger • (3) power pack for freezer • Kamco bin • Forklift • Indoor/outdoor merchandisers

• Ice bags • Trucks • Other ice equip. and misc. items • 360 Turbo Block Press • Bagger

Contact Lino at

416-676-3429 Email:

clearicesolidblocks@ hotmail.com

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