• December 5, 2020

Terrapin Care Station Job Fair Termed Resounding Success

 Terrapin Care Station Job Fair Termed Resounding Success
From the left, Jerome Martinez of VetForce, Dorie Murty from JobFair, TCS founder Chris Woods

Source: http://therecord-online.com/site/archives/40410

LOCK HAVEN – Clinton County’s newest employer, Terrapin Care Station, had its first public job fair Thursday and the Pine Creek Township-based company was elated with the results.

The fair started at 1 p.m. at VFW Post 1630 and by mid-afternoon some 200 people had already signed up for an opportunity to work for Terrapin, a medical marijuana grower/processor located along Henry Street in South Avis. The fair was to continue to 5 p.m.

Terrapin chief executive, Chris Woods, said he was “blown away” by the community response. Woods said the company is now operating with a core of 10 employees and expects to shortly add another 10 to 15 based on the job fair with another 15 jobs coming in future months.

Woods said the South Avis facility is two to three weeks from completing the production process and beginning the distribution of medical cannabis products. He said the company sales manager is working with dispensaries within Pennsylvania which will sell prescribed medical marijuana to qualified patients with serious medical conditions.

The job fair was a joint effort of the state’s Job Fair program, Terrapin Care and VetForce, a new security firm started by local contractor Dave Harger who was interviewing prospective employees. Terrapin has pledged that 30 percent of its employee hires will be veterans. Terrapin had previously announced its work to highlight the medicinal value of cannabis, especially for veterans who struggle with opiod abuse and PTSD.

VetForce has been working with Terrapin to develop services and outreach to veterans. Terrapin Care Station is one of 12 recipients of a state growing/processing license. With roots in Boulder, Colo., Terrapin has been a medical cannabis provider dating to 2009. With some 200 employees overall, TCS is a full-service seed-to-sale marijuana business with five storefronts in Colorado, a retail cannabis license in Oregon and its medical license in Pennsylvania.

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus served as the Senior Statehouse Reporter for the Colorado Springs Gazette where he co-launched ColoradoPolitics.com, covering politics, the governor’s office, the Colorado Legislature, Congress, and federal, state and local governments. He joined in November 2016 from The Durango Herald. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the top state-based political and legislative reporters in the nation. He also has won over a dozen awards from the Colorado Press Association. In prior positions, Marcus worked for the Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly, and The Denver Daily News, a former free daily newspaper in Denver, where he covered City Hall, politics, and had an entertainment column. Before that, Marcus worked for the Longmont Times-Call. An Ithaca College graduate, Marcus studied journalism and creative writing, before moving to Colorado from New York in 2004.

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