Domino Sugar Continues Capital Improvements to Locust Point Campus

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Domino Sugar is in the process of completing several new capital improvements to upgrade its 24-acre Locust Point campus, which employs 685 individuals and refines more than 6.5 million pounds of sugar a day. American Sugar Refining (ASR Group) Inc., which acquired Domino in 2001, has spent $12 million since 2013 on projects that include pressure washing some of the campus’ 16 buildings, installing new windows, completing work on the buildings’ cement bands, adding solar panels, purchasing new equipment, and more. ASR Group will now replace an old chain link fence with a new perforated steel fence around the campus, add new Domino Sugar signs on the fence, add new landscaping around the perimeter of the campus, and work with the city to widen several sidewalks.

Another project underway is the redevelopment of its Upper Truck Lot, located across Key Hwy. from the main campus at the corner of Stevenson St. The current rock perimeter on the elevated lot will be replaced by a pre-cast concrete wall, similar to the material installed on Key Hwy. adjacent to McHenry Row. The lot will have a new modular biofiltration system for stormwater management. The project will be done in stages and is anticipated to be completed by September.

Domino also spends significant funds every year to keep the 650 neon tubes on its sign working. “The sign is a great asset to the city and we work with a local company to maintain it,” Peter O’Malley, vice president of corporate relations for ASR Group told SouthBMore.com. “We want to be a good neighbor and part of that is the appearance of our facility.”

Domino has also partnered with Natty Boh Gear to sell T-shirts with the Domino sign on them with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Healthcare for the Homeless. It also recently donated funds to Latrobe Park to help repair its entrance, restore a lion statue, and install fencing around plant beds. Domino additionally funded new dugouts and fencing at South Baltimore Little League in 2013 and is the title sponsor of the Riverside Park Concert Series.

With a prime waterfront location in South Baltimore, O’Malley assured SouthBMore.com Domino is here to stay. “We are not going anywhere and that is apparent with the investments we’ve made,” he said. “We are in the perfect place.”

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New Signs

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