The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo31° Patchy Fog

Tuesday

Hi40° Slight Chc Rain/Snow

Tuesday Night

Lo34° Chance Rain

Wednesday

Hi39° Chance Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Mostly Cloudy

Christmas Day

Hi36° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo28° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi32° Partly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo29° Chance Snow

Saturday

Hi35° Chance Rain/Snow

Ice factory to open just in time for summer

Send to Kindle
Print This

QUINCY — Here’s a company that’s chillin’ out so we can party hearty.

Lynden Ice, a food-grade producer of packaged party and beverage ice, announced Monday it will open here a new freezing, crushing and bagging operation to serve customers in eastern Washington.

The new plant, set to open in mid-July, will employ nine to 12 workers to produce 210 tons of ice daily. That will surpass production of 110 tons daily at the company’s main plant in Lynden.

Lynden Ice currently serves about 300 customers in eastern Washington and northeastern Oregon and another 500 in western Washington. With increased production in Quincy, the company expects to boost its customer base in eastern Washington to 350 in the next 12 months and 600 in the next five years, according to company spokesman Darrell Honcoop.

Lynden Ice will install its plant in space leased from Columbia Colstor, which is located on Port of Quincy property.

 

Reach Mike Irwin at 509-665-1179 or . Read his blog Everyday Business or follow him on Twitter at @MikeIrwinWW.

All comments are moderated before appearing. For more information, please read the approval guidelines. Questions? See our Disqus commenting FAQ or our full commenting policy.

Comments Help

A few important points:

  • You must have a Disqus account to comment (your Wenatchee World login and Disqus login are completely separate)
  • You must provide your first and last name
  • Your comment must be civil

For more information see our Disqus commenting FAQ or our full commenting policy