NexAir sees demand rise for dry ice, no thanks to Pfizer vaccine

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 04, 2021 10:41 AM CT | Published: February 04, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Josh Audirsch packages up blocks of dry ice at nexAir on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Millington.</strong> <strong>The dry ice nexAir makes at its plants in Millington and Brandon, Mississippi, is in demand by companies that ship products, especially perishable foods.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Josh Audirsch packages up blocks of dry ice at nexAir on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Millington. The dry ice nexAir makes at its plants in Millington and Brandon, Mississippi, is in demand by companies that ship products, especially perishable foods. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

NexAir expected a surge in its sales of dry ice to ship and store Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. That never happened. But the company still forecasts a 16% increase in dry ice sales this year because of the growing demands of e-commerce.

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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