Arctic Glacier

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Arctic Glacier Holdings, Inc.
Industry Beverages – soft drinks
Headquarters Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Owner H.I.G. Capital
Number of employees

Arctic Glacier is a manufacturer of packaged ice in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The company was founded in 1996 and has rapidly grown to become the largest producer of ice for the Canadian market and one of the largest for the American market.[2] The company operates 36 production and 50 distribution facilities,[3] and employs more than 1,100 people year-round.[4] Employment increases to 2,400 employees during the summer to meet the increased seasonal demand.[4]

Corporate headquarters are located in Winnipeg and employ 85 people.

The company declared bankruptcy in March 2012. It was delisted from the TSX in October 2011. In April 2012, its main rival Reddy Ice also declared bankruptcy in a pre-packaged bankruptcy backed by creditor Centerbridge Partners.[5] H.I.G. Capital agreed to acquire Arctic Glacier in May 2012.[6] The sale was completed July 27, 2012.[7]


  1. ^ "Company Profile for Arctic Glacier Income Fund (CA;AG.UN)". Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  2. ^ "Arctic Glacier". Retrieved June 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Arctic Glacier". Retrieved June 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Arctic Glacier". Retrieved June 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Troubled ice companies could be on path to merger". Retrieved June 19, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Private equity deals". Fortune. Retrieved June 19, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Arctic Glacier Income Fund press release: July 27, 2012" (PDF). Retrieved June 19, 2015. 

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