Dry ice plant seeks workers

CLEARFIELD — Continental Carbonic Products Inc. is looking for employees for the dry ice plant that opened in Clearfield in December.

“We have a few more openings on the day shift for team members to process the dry ice,” said David Schultz, plant manager, in a statement.

The Clearfield plant is the 14th facility for Continental Carbonic, the largest manufacturer of dry ice in North America. It provides products for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.

The company chose Clearfield because of the Pennsylvania Grain Processing LLC ethanol plant located in Clearfield Borough.

PGP creates carbon dioxide as a byproduct of the manufacturing of ethanol, and Continental Carbonic uses carbon dioxide to manufacture dry ice.

“PGP is exactly the type of high quality, high integrity strategic partner we look for when we expand our business,” said John Funk, president of Continental Carbonic in a statement. “They have had an outstanding record of operating safely, reliably and profitably.”

The partnership between PGP and Continental Carbonic Products provides another Pennsylvania-made product and creates countless jobs for many Pennsylvanians, while serving multiple industries such as food-grade and medical industry sectors, said Rob Swales, CEO of Clearly Ahead Development.

Construction on CCP’s building next to PGP began last February and was completed in November. The plant opened in December with 65 employees.

More information is available at continentalcarbonic.com.