Columbia Ice was started in 2001 by Peter Boyko. The original shop location was in Edmonton 156th St. and had the capacity to make 5 tons of ice. Back then everything was manual. Then, in 2011 the company was purchased by Ernie Graveline, He decided 5 tons just wasn't going to cut it anymore.
In June of 2011 we began building our new plant in Acheson. By June 2012 we were making ice there. By 2014, we had no need for the Edmonton location anymore, and we fully moved to Acheson. Now we have 20 ton capability and all of our ice making and bag filling is automated!
Nowadays, our biggest clients are industrial businesses, but we also provide for several stores and events in the Edmonton area. We are also working on being able to provide block ice for our customers.
Because of our partnership with Birkby we are able to offer ice supply and delivery in the following cities for festivals, weddings, parties, and more.
Calgary, Ghost Lake, Bragg Creek, Airdrie, Pine Lake, Sundry, Didsbury, Cochrane, Okotoks, Dewinton, Delacourt, Strathmore, High River, Pridis, Carstairs, Cremona, Brooks, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Picture, Butte, Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, Vulcan, and Nanton.
If you are interested in ice delivery in any of these cities, or if you own a store in any of these areas and are interested in carrying Columbia Ice, please contact 587-803-3363 (select Option 2 for sales) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out this quick look at the ice manufacturing process.