Over 2 billion pounds of sugar cane is manufactured each year by ASR Group at the Domino Sugar Chalmette Refinery in Arabi, Louisiana — the second-largest cane sugar refinery in the world. Opened in 1909, the over 1.5 million-square-foot facility currently employs more than 400 people.
A clamshell bucket is seen here dropping 10,000 pounds of raw sugar into a hopper. It will then be taken by conveyor to be weighed and stored briefly before being refined and then packaged or shipped in bulk. Seventy percent of the cane sugar refined and packaged in Domino’s Chalmette refinery is grown in Louisiana.