Pelican Ice is the oldest continuously operating ice company in North America. Today, it operates a 340 ton per day plant in Kenner, LA, a 100 ton per day plant in Gulfport, MS, a distributorship in Mobile, AL, and a large ice storage facility in York, AL. Around the turn of the century Pelican was a block ice plant and cold storage facility. It was located at 1550 St. Louis St. on the outskirts of the French Quarter in New Orleans LA. It relocated in 1958 to Howard Avenue in the Central Business District. Then in December 1989, on the reputed coldest day of the century in New Orleans, the Howard Avenue plant caught fire and burned for a week. All that remained was employees, delivery trucks, merchandisers, and two-way radios. The company, however, continued to deliver ice to its customers, missing only one day of service. Today, Pelican Ice and Bay Ice are owned and operated by the Renaudin family.
During our 2014 IPIA audit conducted by NSF for food grade ice certification, we passed with flying colors!! 98%!!!!!
What does this mean? We at Pelican Ice and Cold Storage, LLC. check for biological, chemical, and physical contaminates which could be harmful to your health. Further, we have systematic preventative measures in place to ensure quality and safety of our food product.
Pelican Ice is food grade certified!! Is yours?