The idea of ICE was conceived in early 1998. A local manufacturer of Mexican food called Delimex had grown out of not only its current manufacturing plant, but also its newly opened plant in Otay Mesa. They began a search to build a relationship with a cold storage distribution warehouse to house its growing needs for frozen storage. They spoke to many groups, including all the local owners of current cold storage warehouses in search of the right “marriage”. The one that best fit was the talks with Hamann Construction, whom had not only built their current facility, but also owned the perfect location: a 5 acre parcel right next door to their brand new production facility.
Once negotiations between Hamann and Delimex were in the final stages, an exceptional team of managers and supervisors was assembled. The original plan for ICE was to operate about 1,250,000 cubic feet of freezer space, and leave room for future growth in a dry warehouse built as part of a 3,700,000 cubic foot facility.