Maui Soda & Ice Works, Ltd.

History

From the humble beginnings in 1884, providing communities with ice to keep their perishables fresh and long lasting, Maui Soda & Ice Works transformed into a premier distributor of beverage and frozen items for the islands of Maui and Lanai.

Maui Soda & Ice Works History

1884

Gibbens & Macauley found Maui Ice Works

1888

G.H. French takes over
Maui Ice works in Kahului at Pier 1

1893

Ralph A. Wadsworth purchases the company from French

1900

Maui Soda & Ice works is relocated to its present Wailuku site

1921

Maui Soda & Ice Works purchases Wailuku Soda Works

1922

Manuel Nobriga begins working at Maui Soda & Ice Works

1924

Coca-Cola® is bottled on Maui at Maui Soda & Ice Works

1931

Maui Ice Cream, a division of Meadow Gold Dairy, leases space at Maui Soda & Ice Works

1946

Nobriga family (closed corp.) buys Maui Soda & Ice Works company and property from Wadsworth Family

1947

Maui Soda & Ice Works purchases Lahaina Ice Works

1972

Introductions of the Roselani Ice Cream brand

1988

Maui Soda & Ice Works celebrates it’s 100th anniversary (it was found later that the company was truly founded in 1884)

1988

Last bottling of Coca-Cola® on Maui

1992

Introduction of Sno-Ka-Oi syrups and foodservice juices

2015

Introduction of Monster Energy brand to the Maui Soda & Ice Works portfolio

Maui Soda & Ice Works - Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

2000

Maui Soda & Ice Works and Nobriga family receive
Outstanding Small Business Philanthropist of the Year
Award from the Aloha Chapter of the National Society
of Fundraising Executives

2000

Maui Soda & Ice Works named Family Business of the
Year by The Family Business Center of Hawai’i and the
University of Hawai’i College of Business Administration

2004

David “Buddy” Nobriga named Maui Weekly’s first
ever Person of the Year

2008

David “Buddy” Nobriga receives Mayor’s Small Business
Lifetime Achievement Award

2008

David “Buddy” Nobriga named one of the People
Who Made a Difference by The Maui News

2013

David “Buddy” Nobriga inducted into
the Hawai’i Restaurant Association Hall of Fame

2014

Maui Soda & Ice Works, Ltd. receives the 2014 Small
Business Administration Award for Family-Owned
Business, State of Hawai’i