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)

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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

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