Monday, November 18, 2013

Is packaged ice really used to build pipelines?

Is it getting hot in here asks the welder as he sits in the little shack covering two ends of a big metal pipe.
Image of how pipelines are built.
Avoid heat stroke with water and ice.
 Lucky for that welder Columbia Ice is there with packaged ice to help keep the well paid blow torches  cool and refreshed.

That is right ladies and gents.  When the big strong men and women of Canada go off to build one of those dreaded pipelines, they will need cool water where there are no taps or fridges.  To accomplish this some very smart person invented big orange Thermos's to keep water in and use packaged ice to cool the water down.

Sadly making ice using a traditional refrigerator just won't make enough ice for the job so these big pipe building companies have to give us at Columbia Ice a call.  We provide the ice and ice merchandisers to keep the ice in and some water company supplies the water.  Workers are kept hydrated on the job and not in the hospital with heat exhaustion which makes everyone happy.  Worker gets paid, pipeline gets paid and last but not least Columbia Ice gets paid.  Thus when you look at pipelines, when you look at powerplants and other large factories packaged ice in a small way helped those structures be build.

Packaged Ice keeps water cool.
If you work at a company or own a company that does a lot of work in the summer water and ice will help keep your workers working and your WCB claims low.  If memory serves WCB has a program by which if you take measures before something bad happens, your company can actually reduce its WCB rate.  Work safe, play safe, be safe.

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How is packaged ice packaged?
We deliver ice even in a blizzard. | Columbia Ice

Friday, November 8, 2013

Be nice to PAG Automotive or get ready for flying ice.

The icemen of Edmonton's ice company, Columbia Ice are a loyal bunch.  When it comes to keeping our trucks running there is one man we depend on who always comes through for us with a smile and that is Peter and the car guy's of PAG Automotive.
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It is hard to find a good mechanic you trust who can fit you in at a moments notice.  Our relationship with Peter the owner of PAG Automotive is extremely important to us.  Without him and his small army of mechanics we wouldn't be able to keep up with our deliveries.  This is why it is quite bothersome to us when a certain nearby business continues to interact with Peter in what can only be described as an inappropriate and negative way.  Every business when forced to share parking and yard spaces is going to have frustrations and annoyances.  It is one of the realities of doing business when you don't own your own building.  To succeed you have to be able to get along.  Yelling at people, being rude, condescending and basically a dick might work in the short-term, but in the long-term it only alienates your neighbours who you may need help from someday.  Furthermore with search engines using social media and reviews to determine who shows up in search being a dick to people can back fire in a way that can negatively affect a business.  Google for example is more likely to show a website which has a lot of positive reviews over one that has a lot of negative reviews.   The higher up you appear in search, the more business leads you get.  Being a dick might be fun but it can also cost you a whole heck of a lot of business.

In a social media powered world you can't afford to be crude or rude.  Digital ink is never forgotten or not seen by the spiders that crawl the net for Google and friends.

The Iceman
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