Friday, March 23, 2012

Packaged Ice Edmonton | who you going to call?

image of an Iceman
Yes, I wear a hair and beard net.
I never heard of Columbia Ice before I started working here.  When I needed packaged ice I just went across the street to 7/11, bought a bag of ice and used it for whatever people use ice for.  For me it usually was to ice some injury I got trying to relive my glory years when I was an athlete.  When I went for a job interview I couldn't even name one ice company in Edmonton.  As long as the ice was clean and still ice I was generally happy.  Things are different now because I work for Columbia Ice, a local ice company which services Edmonton and area.  Instead of going to the store to get a bag of packaged ice I just go to work and take a bag out of the freezer with my bosses permission of course.

I have to use the word "we" now because I am part of something bigger.  When I say bigger I don't mean a giant international corporation.  Ernie, who is the owner really isn't all that interested in being bigger than Edmonton and area when it comes to packaged ice.  He just wants to be great in our small little part of the world and let someone else worry about the rest.  There is enough demand in Edmonton where we really don't need to worry about taking over the world.  It might be fun, but the larger you get, the more little things get missed.  Right now our goal is simply to be the best at what we do, which is deliver packaged, in the confined geographic region of Edmonton, AB, Canada.

We are currently building a new factory which should be finished in a few weeks which will increase our supply of ice while reducing the power it takes to make it. We are hoping that with our increased web presence and on the ground marketing that people will decide to choose to support a local ice company.  From our perspective the advantage of choosing local is the money people spend on Columbia Ice will be put back into the local economy.  When you consider how much of our wealth ends up being siphoned out of Alberta, we believe it is an easy choice to choose us when it comes to Packaged Ice Edmonton.

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Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. 
Albert Schweitzer 

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