Ice River Springs opens a new bottling plant in Lachute, Quebec

SHELBURNE, ON, Oct. 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Ice River Springs is excited to announce the opening of a new bottled water plant in Lachute, Quebec.

The plant will be Ice River Springs' thirteenth in North America, providing increased capacity to support the production of high quality bottled water for their private label customers and for Ice River Green, a brand made of 100% recycled PET.

"We are thrilled to open a brand new facility in Lachute, it will enable us to provide high quality bottled water to our customers in Quebec and the Maritimes using shorter transportation routes helping us to further reduce our carbon footprint" says Sandy Gott, Executive Vice President at Ice River Springs. "We are also very pleased to become a part of the local community and to create 21 jobs in Lachute" she stated.

Ice River will deploy state-of-the-art technologies and processes that include efficient manufacturing, plastic recycling, energy savings, environmental stewardship and exemplary customer service.

"I am extremely proud to welcome to Lachute an environmentally responsible company such as Ice River Springs, creating local jobs and occupying a building that had been vacant for a number of years" said the Mayor of Lachute, Carl Péloquin. "It is clear that Lachute now represents a hub for companies wishing to develop their market along the East-West axis in Québec and Ontario" added Mr. Peloquin.

This multi-million dollar investment is directly aligned with Ice River springs' corporate vision: "In everything we do, we have a passion for good health and preservation of the earth". The company already leads the way in the recycling of plastic, which is used to manufacture products in Lachute, reducing their carbon footprint.

Ice River Springs is the only beverage company in North America to self-manufacture their own bottles in a closed loop recycling system. This pioneering operation takes in PET packaging from municipal recycling programs, sorts, purifies and then produces certified food-grade plastic ready for reuse in 100% recycled water bottles.

"There is enough plastic in the world today, we just need to find ways to reuse it," explained Jamie Gott, CEO of Ice River Springs, "and this new plant will further our mission to develop products and processes that are better for people and better for the planet"

About Ice River Springs

Ice River Springs is a family owned Canadian company that began operations in 1995 and is now one of the largest water bottling manufacturers in North America with bottling plants located in Canada and the United States. Ice River Springs provides both branded and private label natural spring, purified and distilled water throughout both countries. It owns and operates a plastic recycling facility enabling it to produce 100% recycled PET bottles in a closed loop system.

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