My travels today took me thru sometimes rough east Baltimore and I passed this abandoned chemical plant reminding me of Ace Chemical in Arkham City and some of Trump's rhetoric.
So I pulled over for a few minutes and took some photos and planned on researching what happened tonight.
This place was a complete disaster, I can't imagine what nasty stuff is bound up in this wreckage, lead, asbestos, spores, probably worse shit:
PEMCO Corp. was on the old signage probably f-ing lead paint...
Found an article in the Sun from 2008 announcing the closing of this plant (I guess this place was abandoned in 2008 so these pictures represent 8 years of degradation). Really looks like they just dropped everything and got the f out of there.
Some interesting tidbits from the article here:
The city is losing a historic manufacturer as Pemco International, which was started in Baltimore nearly 100 years ago as a family business and grew to be a multinational corporation, pulls up stakes and heads south.
The company, which makes porcelain enamel coatings for kitchen and bathroom appliances, barbecue grills and floor tiles, announced yesterday that it is consolidating operations at its plant in Leesburg, Ala.
It marks the end of a Baltimore pioneer that gave Howard Johnson hotels and restaurants their distinctive orange-colored roofing.
Pemco President Jack McMahon said the company had been considering the move for some time, as the North American market for its product declined. Consumer tastes have shifted from porcelain to stainless steel, he said, and Pemco's customers - manufacturers that paint their products with Pemco's coatings - have either closed or moved to Mexico.
McMahon said the Leesburg plant, which Pemco bought in 2000, is newer and has room for expansion. It's also closer to customers in Mexico. About 50 people work there now, he said. "This made the most business sense," McMahon said yesterday afternoon, shortly after notifying second-shift employees about the East Baltimore plant's closure.
Here's a good one:
McMahon said he will work with the city to make sure Pemco's two buildings on Eastern Avenue, across from the Johns Hopkins University's Bayview campus, are redeveloped rather than abandoned.
LOL yeah right!!! Here we are 8 years later. Believe me this place is a f-ing hell hole I wouldn't take it for free...