About dryiceInfo

In 1978 Ken, as a business broker, sold a local ice business and was then invited to manage it. Although they did not offer dry ice, the constant requests convinced him to start carrying it. As with all dry ice sellers, he quickly found out that most customers ask more questions than the dollars they spend! After many years of accumulated questions, Ken and his wife Ellen started writing handouts for their clientele. 

Modern times brought the lure of advertising on the Internet, and Ken and Ellen quickly put their ice business online. The result was even more questions, now from all over the world. Shipping dry ice costs $75.00 to $200.00 plus the cost of dry ice and the shipping container – way too much for most people. In the first five years on the internet – only four orders came in, including one we shipped to Puerto Rico after a hurricane.

What people needed besides information about dry ice was where to find it locally. Ken was proud to start developing the site www.dryiceInfo.com on June 14, 2000. By the end of August, he finished writing and started the much harder job listing dry ice sellers. Although first published in November 2000, this will never be completed. Anyone can be ADDED for free as a seller at any time. Of course, supporting members get a logo listing with more information available for new customers.

While writing, Ken and Ellen learned about Dry Ice Blasting and added a separate website for this fascinating cleaning method.

Ellen started helping her Uncle in the ice business while she attended college in Nebraska. After graduating from the University of Nebraska, she purchased the “Ice Company.” Her success in the ice business fundamentally comes from the good work habits and integrity she learned as a country girl growing up in the sandhills of Nebraska. She worked in the ice and dry ice business in Omaha and Tucson before joining Ken in California. Together they have over 80 years of experience in the ice and dry ice business.

Covid 19 with the Pfizer vaccine brought a new awareness of dry ice because of the necessity of shipping it utilizing dry ice to maintain recommended storage temperature conditions of  -94°F±14°F (-70°C±10°C) for up to 10 days unopened.

Kan and Ellen now enjoy the midwest lifestyle, living in Omaha, Nebraska, and offer these additional websites involving dry ice.

  1. Where to purchase dry ice: DryiceDirectory.com

  2. For more information on dry ice blasting: dryiceBlastCleaning.com

  3. Where to find dry ice blasting services: BlastCleaningDirectory.com

  4. Sales of dry ice equipment and products: DryiceClassified.com