Sun Harvest At Ontario Refrigerated Services

At Ontario Refrigerated Services in Ingersoll every day is a cold day. It’s intended to be because they freeze and store vegetables, meats and aisles of sweet treats. It costs about $100,000 a month just for the electricity. Join host Michael Harding as he tours their new massive solar array that will offset that expense. And join the celebration of their ten year anniversary and a new line of imported, upscale chocolate treats and the coming new jobs.

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Press Release – August 1, 2013

Ingersoll, OntarioOntario Refrigerated Services Inc. Celebrates their 10th Anniversary with the Announcement of a New Business Partnership with Godiva Chocolatier.

Over the past year ORS has been in discussions and negotiations with Godiva Chocolatier to bring the storage & distribution of their Premium Chocolate and related products to Ingersoll. ORS will distribute the chocolate to stores and Godiva owned outlets all across Canada. They will also be shipping to consumers once Godiva’s new e-commerce business kicks off in 2014 in Canada. This announcement is very good news for the Town of Ingersoll. An additional 40 new full time and seasonal jobs will be created at certain times of the year.

Godiva Chocolatier is a manufacturer of premium chocolates and related products. Godiva was founded in Belgium in 1926.

ORS is a locally owned family business that started in 2003 with 64,000 square feet of freezer space. It has since grown to an amazing 400,000+ square feet which includes nine freezers and three coolers totaling nine million cubic feet of modern multi-temp storage and processing space.

ORS is CFIA Recognized HACCP storage and processing Establishment with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

QUOTES

President of Ontario Refrigerated Services Inc.

“We are very pleased to be celebrating our 10th Anniversary in Ingersoll. Throughout our brief history we have retained some excellent customers, who have helped with the growth and stability of ORS. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we are pleased to announce a new long term working partnership between Ontario Refrigerated Services and Godiva Chocolatier. We look forward to many years of continued growth as Godiva also grows in Canada. We will continue to “Think Outside the Icebox” to innovatively meet our customer’s requirements and processes.”

Roger Kropf, President of ORS

Mayor of Ingersoll

“Congratulations to ORS on a tremendous first decade of operation here in Ingersoll.  ORS continues to innovate and expand capacity to find unique and customized solutions for their clients. We also would like to welcome Godiva Chocolatier to Town and we are excited to have such a world renowned product here in Ingersoll. We applaud Godiva and ORS on their new partnership and we look forward to many more successful decades for both of them here in Ingersoll.”

-Ted Comiskey – Mayor of Ingersoll

Ontario Refrigerated Services Inc. – OCFA Award of Excellence 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwAVEYMGv1Q

Innovation Oxford Airs on RogersTV

ORS NEWS
August 03, 2011

Since arriving from Ireland in the 1860’s, generations have been on the land until today, the William Chesney farm cultivates 2,500 acres north of Innerkip, Ontario. Innovation is a key to improvements in production and operational efficiencies. Bill Chesney shows us how.

We go behind the scenes at McIntosh Embryo Transfer north-east of Embro, Ontario to see how Alex McIntosh employs the process of genetic improvement to dairy herds world-wide.
In Ingersoll there’s a company where every day is a winter deep freeze. We are given unprecedented access to this major food storage facility at Ontario Refrigerated Services.

The series airs at 5:30 p.m. in Woodstock/Ingersoll and at other times during the week and weekend (check schedule here: http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=1&rid=15).

In Tillsonburg this program airs at other times throughout the week (check schedule here: http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=1&rid=11

Featured in the first program are the innovations made by Oxford County for water and waste water treatment.
If you don’t have access to a Rogers cable box, you can still view the programs on YouTube if you have an internet connection. If you’re on dial-up, download and viewing might stop and start depending on your bandwidth speed.The entire Innovation Oxford TV site is at this clickable address: http://www.youtube.com/innovationoxford or you can click the individual links below as well.

 

Program 3 – From Farm to Table

Ontario Refrigerated Services: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfnb-whd29A

McIntosh Embryo Transfer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuBSwXnvQP0

The Chesney Farm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXVFwAmIpW4

When you are on the YouTube site, “subscribe” to this series so that you can be notified of future programs automatically.

 

Innovation is happening everywhere. If you see it, let us know.
Enjoy,
Michael Harding
C: (226) 228-0173
mharding@execulink.com

Ontario Refrigerated Services Receives Refrigerated Rail Car “Reducing the Carbon Foot Print in Ontario”

ORS NEWS
June 27, 2011

Ingersoll – Ontario Refrigerated Services (ORS) receives its first refrigerated rail car at their new facility in Ingersoll.

On Monday, June 27, a load of frozen diced onions from Washington State was the first refrigerated rail car unloaded at the new facility. The load will be stored and then shipped to one of the Bonduelle Frozen Food packaging plants in Ontario where the onions will be packaged and sold in grocery stores under various customer labels.

The new rail line will help reduce the carbon foot print of refrigerated food commodities and general dry freight arriving into Ontario, as three truck loads can be shipped on each rail car.

In April 2010, ORS purchased an empty warehouse adjacent to their existing facility and started renovations to turn half of the warehouse into freezers or coolers and the other half into a dry storage warehouse. ORS also added a double rail line up to the side of the building to bring refrigerated or dry freight into the facility for storage or cross docking onto trucks for delivery in Ontario.

ORS is a family business that started in 2003 with two – 32,000 sq.ft.  freezers and since has grown to an amazing 400,000 square feet which includes nine freezers, three coolers totaling nine million cubic feet of multi-temp storage space.

QUOTES
“I’m very pleased to see the first load of frozen North American vegetables arriving at our new facility. We hope that the rail service we provide centrally in Southwestern Ontario, whether it is refrigerated or regular dry freight will reduce the carbon foot print globally for future generations. We will continue to “Think Outside the Icebox” to provide and meet our customer’s requirements and processes.”
— Roger Kropf, President of ORS

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Learn more about Ontario Refrigerated Services.
Contact: Terry Gough for more info. 1-877-461-8284

 

Ontario Refrigerated Services Leads the Way for Technology in the Agricultural Sector

ORS NEWS
April 12, 2011

Ingersoll – Ontario Refrigerated Services (ORS) is the winner of the Oxford County Federation of Agriculture (OCFA) 2011 President’s Technology Award for Excellence.

Over the past two years ORS has been designing and testing a state of the art tempering system. The system is monitored by a computer program that controls and records all data received. Temperatures are preset for surface, core and ambient. They can be controlled to a 1/10 of a degree and meet all CFIA and HACCP guidelines. This technology has decreased tempering times from a week to 33 hours.

ORS is a family business that started in 2003 with two – 32,000 square feet of freezer and since has grown to an amazing 400,000 square feet which includes nine freezers, three coolers totaling nine million cubic feet of multi-temp storage space.

QUOTES
“I’m very pleased to accept this award on behalf of Ontario Refrigerated Services. It is an honor to be recognized by the Agricultural Community for our Technology. We are very much related and are basically only two steps from the farms that fill our freezers. We will continue to “Think Outside the Icebox” to provide and meet our customer’s requirements or processes.”
— Roger Kropf, President of ORS

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Learn more about Ontario Refrigerated Services.