Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Blue River Puts Ice-Ing on Mackay

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Blue River Puts Ice-Ing on Mackay

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BLUE River Ice was established in late 2004 and commenced trading and manufacturing in November of that year.

The business is owned by local brothers Francis and Michael Vigliante who have had more than 18 years experience in the ice industry in Mackay and continue to innovate and improve the products and services that Blue River Ice market in the Mackay and Whitsundays area.

The company has built a modern, unique and unrivalled factory at 51 Enterprise Street using the best equipment manufactured, some from around the world but mainly from high quality local companies in Mackay.

Quality local contractors have helped build a reliable and highly efficient factory and also continue to supply services in maintenance, repairs and products.

Blue River Ice have a policy of sourcing as much local equipment and products in the business as possible, appreciating that their customers are in the main, local companies selling to local consumers. Mackay should be very proud of the expertise and quality of these services and products.

Blue River Ice had by November 2007 expanded so rapidly that a new ice maker was required.

The VogtP34AL-15 (USA made) is the largest at an ice company in Queensland and the most efficient in electricity and water usage.

The company chose this icemaker for its capacity as well as its efficiency to continue good environmental practices.

The icemaker harvests 550kg of crystal clear ice tubes every 18 minutes during production cycles which are predominately run during night and weekends, for better efficiencies.

It ensures companies like Blue River Ice can rely on their equipment and maintenance services when natural disasters and events occur such as the 2008 February floods and Cyclone Ului early this year.

Blue River Ice experienced high demand at the time of these events and was able to meet this demand from our local factory, by supplying and distributing to all of our 150 plus retail outlets. …

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