As Domino Sugar Refinery in Baltimore Turns 100 Years Old, Major Construction Projects are Taking Shape


By McKenna Oxenden, Baltimore Sun

As the Domino Sugar refinery in Baltimore officially crossed the century mark last month, two of the biggest construction projects the plant has ever undertaken are taking shape.

The first project, which is scheduled to be completed in October, will allow the waterfront refinery to nearly quadruple its storage of finished sugar from 4.6 million pounds to an additional 14 million. The other project will rebuild the raw sugar storage shed that burned to the ground in a roaring, three-alarm fire last year.

Coricka White, the plant manager, said that although both projects will add growth to the factory, the new storage facility will also “change the way we do business.” The plant, which produces more than 40 products and employs more than 500 people, can refine more than 885,000 tons of raw sugar a year.