History

  • 1882-2007

    1882
  • The Union Ice Company came into being in 1882 as an amalgamation of several companies, its predecessors having first begun operations back in the gold rush and bonanza days.

    1883
  • From an Alaskan lake like this, California received its early ice supply.

    1884
  • Harvesting Ice at Boca, California in the early days.

    1886
  • Delivery Wagons of the year 1900.

    1900
  • Harvesting and storing natural ice from Ice Ponds.

    1902
  • A fleet of delivery wagons in 1913.

    1913
  • A typical household refrigerator in 1940

    1940
  • Union Ice operates 70 Plants – Glendale operating branch in 1941.

    1941
  • Union Ice operates 963 Trucks – Loading up with crystal-clear ice for delivery to homes and commercial establishments.

    1942
  • Modern home delivery of crystal-clear Union Ice.

    1943
  • Union Ice Company trucks service thousands of commercials establishments daily.

    1944
  • Guests entertain using Union Ice products

    1945
  • Hydro-Cooling vegetables with ice water.

    1946
  • Making finely crushed ice and blowing it into train cars loaded with vegetables. Snow ice and ice placed in the end bunkers of this car totaled 15 tons.

    1947
  • Blowing snow ice into a carload of celery

    1948
  • Icing refrigerator cars which carry fruits and vegetables to eastern markets.

    1949
  • Icing fishing boat.

    1950
  • The company operates 51 fuel oil trucks.

    1951
  • The company operates 51 fuel oil trucks.

    1952
  • Union Ice provides service to the California market.

    1953
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • On March 1, 2007 Arctic Glacier Inc. had acquired the assets and operations of The Union Ice Company. “We are pleased that Arctic Glacier, with its excellent operational reputation, is acquiring Union Ice,” said Mr. Willberg. “We will be in a position to fully realize the potential of the increased operating capacity from the new Vernon plant.”

    Arctic Glacier first entered the California market in May 2006 with the acquisition of California Ice, which consisted of six companies that as a group represented the leading independent manufacturer and distributor of packaged ice in the state.

    “This acquisition enhances the market leadership of Arctic Glacier in California,” said Keith McMahon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arctic Glacier. “The expanded coverage of the key southern California market will provide us with an additional platform for further growth and allow us to leverage operational efficiencies with our existing business.”

    2007
  • Tel.  323-826-1914
  • 2970 East 50th St  Vernon, California