Domino Sugar ~ Baltimore, MD
September 3, 2019
Another shot from Sunday.
Domino is the last major manufacturer still operating in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Long gone are Domino contemporaries and former Inner Harbor icons like Western Electric, Allied Chemical, and Procter & Gamble. They’ve been replaced, to the extent that they have, with service sector giants like Legg Mason, Morgan Stanley and Hilton.
Domino still operates in Baltimore for a number of reasons: First, they’ve updated their facilities, their methods and their products. Second, their location on the Inner Harbor is ideally suited to their business. And finally, Domino and the rest of the sugar industry have lobbied aggressively to maintain sugar price guarantees from the federal government that help American producers compete with foreign rivals.
Domino has been operating in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for 90 years (the sign is 61 years old). Much of the plant shows its age. Walls and stairways are dingy with industrial grime, heavy steel fire doors have been in place since the 1920s, and some original machinery is still in use, helping to process 6.5 million pounds of raw sugar a day.
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