Expansion of Clearly Clean Products will create more than 125 Jobs in Schuylkill County
Governor Tom Wolf announced that Clearly Clean Products, LLC, a manufacturer of recyclable plastic trays for retail food products, will expand its presence in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The project, supported through state funding, is expected to create more than 125 jobs in the region.
“Clearly Clean’s expansion in Schuylkill County is great news for the workers and their families in the region,” Governor Wolf said. “This administration is committed to supporting manufacturing projects that create jobs and boost the local economy. I commend Clearly Clean for recognizing the benefits of Pennsylvania and choosing to expand its presence here.”
The project includes the purchase and renovation of an 80,000-square-foot building in Frackville that will be used as a thermoforming plant and warehouse for the company’s finished products. Following the establishment of this facility, Clearly Clean plans to build a 45,000-square-foot production and engineering facility next to its current facility in Orwigsburg. The company plans to invest more than $10 million into the project, which is expected to create more than 125 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.
“We are excited that companies are realizing the benefits of Clearly Clean’s patented smooth-edged recyclable trays, which are three times the strength of polystyrene, are environmentally friendly, and help mitigate leaks,” said Millard Wallace, a managing partner at Clearly Clean. “We are also excited that this strong demand allows us to bring additional economic opportunities to Schuylkill County. Clearly Clean is rapidly expanding and has been hiring for practically every position, from lawyers to engineers and production line workers. We are so grateful to the Governor’s Action Team and SEDCO for their support.”
“Clearly Clean’s trays are the wave of the future, and I’m thrilled that Schuylkill County will reap benefits from this environmentally friendly innovation,” said state Rep. Neal P. Goodman, D-Schuylkill. “Clearly Clean and Governor Wolf’s Action Team are making significant investments in Schuylkill County, and these 125 new jobs will boost our economy. I am thankful to all the parties that worked together on this project.”
Clearly Clean received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $350,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $252,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs. The company was also encouraged to apply for a $3 million low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, with additional coordination through Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO).
“The Clearly Clean project is another example of the close coordination of the public and private sector involvement required to encourage this type of investment in not just one, but two Schuylkill County communities,” said David Snyder, chairman of SEDCO. “All efforts were made to obtain a positive decision by the company to grow their business locally with the full support of the Borough of Orwigsburg and the Governor’s Action Team.”
Founded in 2008, Clearly Clean Products, LLC is a manufacturer of 100 percent recyclable food trays. The company focuses on eco-friendly products and manufactures smooth-edged overwrap trays called the Roll-Over Wrap tray. It also produces MAP trays and smooth-edge MAP trays with a peelable barrier layer, multi-peelable layer packaging for food and retail, paint trays with peel-away liners, and recyclable barrier rollstock – many for which the company owns the world’s only patent. Clearly Clean Products is dedicated to high-quality, innovative products that are environmentally friendly and made in America.