Our History

  • refrigerated merchandiser
    1990
    1990

    Illuminated Advertising Display Corp.’s first products were illuminated advertising displays manufactured in our Toronto facility. For example, “Open” neon signs that were distributed through Costco Canada, as well as custom illuminated displays for Kraft Foods, Adidas, Häagen-Dazs, Bacardi, Redken and other leading consumer packaged goods companies.

  • refrigerator display case
    1993
    1993

    Name was changed to IAD Technologies Corp. We Introduced our successful Coldtech branded chest freezers and merchandisers.

  • glass door freezer merchandiser
    1996
    1996

    We purchased and moved to a 40,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Ontario. IAD Technologies opened its Engineering Department providing in-house research and development resources. We opened our own metal fabrication department.

  • commercial upright freezer
    1997
    1997

    Engineered and manufactured the first custom color sliding glass lid solution for chest merchandisers in the industry.

  • Minus Forty freezers
    1999
    1999

    With the advent of the world wide web, IAD launched their company website, increasing awareness of their product and capabilities across the globe.

  • glass door freezer
    2000
    2000

    Expanded our facility with a 6,000 sq. ft. office addition and remodelled the entire manufacturing facility.

  •   Minus Forty
    2002
    2002

    Debra McCullagh appointed as our President.

  • glass door refrigerator
    2006
    2006

    12, 20 & 40 Upright merchandiser product launch. IAD achieved supplier agreement with one of the largest purchasers of frozen food merchandisers in North America. IAD completed a sale agreement with W.C. Wood Co., Guelph, Ontario in November where W.C. Wood purchased the Coldtech™ chest freezer brand and began manufacturing and distributing the line. W.C. Wood Co., operating for 76 years, was a global leader in the manufacturing of chest freezers, with facilities in Canada, the US and Mexico.

  • Minus Forty freezers
    2007
    2007

    IAD changed name to Minus Forty Technologies Corp. manufacturing Minus Forty™ branded upright glass door refrigerated display merchandisers.

    Focused our business efforts on manufacturing upright glass door merchandisers in our Georgetown facility starting with the 13, 22 and 44 freezers.

  • commercial beverage cooler
    2007
    2007

    Marinko Tepic appointed VP of Engineering

  • refrigerated merchandiser
    2009
    2009

    Aaron Reid appointed as VP of Manufacturing.

  • glass door refrigerator
    2012
    2012

    Expanded new product performance test room to accommodate growing demand, implemented new production line layout. Installed state-of-the-art metal fabrication equipment to accommodate production demand.

  • Minus Forty
    2013
    2013

    Acquired outside warehousing to accommodate inventory while completing facility expansion. Warehouse expansion and roof-top solar generation system installation complete in December 2013. Upgraded engineering environmental test chambers to allow Minus Forty to test and certify our products to meet government and regulatory body specifications.

  • Minus Forty freezer
    2016
    2016

    Introduced Lean Manufacturing company wide. All team members trained as white belt. Lean Center of Excellence built to accommodate ongoing Lean and Training objectives. Appointed Zach Attree as Innovation Manager. New position to manage new product/technology selection and development process.

  • freezer merchandiser
    2017
    2017

    Upgraded Minus Forty’s network and servers to accommodate growth and increase productivity. Eco-friendly R290 refrigerant fully implemented into production for all cabinets. Uprights are certified to DOE 2017 energy efficiency standards.

  • display merchandiser
    2018
    2018

    Appointed Randy Skyba VP of Sales & Marketing.

  • glass door refrigerator merchandiser
    2019
    2019

    Official kick-off of our plant expansion project to double the size of our current facility.

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