The St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation recently broke ground on new warehouse space at St. Bernard Port’s Chalmette Terminal that will be leased by American Sugar Refining Inc., a member of ASR Group and operator of Domino Sugar Chalmette Refinery.
The new $4 million facility will serve as storage space for the company’s refined and finished sugar products from the refinery located in Arabi. The 80,000-square-foot warehouse will be fully operational by the end of 2022. ASR plans to further expand their operation, with the potential for an additional warehouse across the street in the coming years.
The project will indirectly add 10 permanent jobs in St. Bernard, with up to 150 expected in the second phase of development. ASR’s Domino Sugar Chalmette Refinery, built in 1909, is the largest sugar refinery in the country and employs more than 400 people.
“We are hopeful for a flurry of logistics and warehouse developments in the coming years that will add quality jobs to the community,” says Meaghan McCormack, executive director of the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation. For more, see the press release.