A Note to Our New Neighbors

October 19, 2010 - A few days ago, AOSC purchased a portion the former Wisconsin Steel Works property near 106th Street and Torrence Avenue. We will begin redeveloping the site without delay.

AOSC is a liquids terminal service company that stores, handles and ships bulk liquid products for the petroleum industry. You’ll be pleased to learn that the facility design will have LEED certification, based on the rating standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council for environmentally sustainable construction. LEED refers to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Our sister company, AOS in Bartlett, Illinois, has excellent safety and environmental records that will set the high standard for our Chicago operations.

Earlier this year, when we announced our development plans, we met many community neighbors during a series of meetings with southeast Chicago residents, environmental groups, business representatives and local leaders. We will host another community meeting very soon to update you as the development activities get underway. Just like before, the meeting date, time and location will be published right here, in the Observer.

Construction will begin right away on our new facility in South Deering. You’ll begin seeing construction activities in the coming days, as heavy equipment and materials begin arriving at the site.

Once the facility opens for operation in 2011, approximately 35 new on-site jobs will be created. Information about job requirements and salaries and the application process for future job opportunities will be shared with you as soon as possible.

At this milestone, we’d like to thank 10th Ward Alderman John A. Pope for his supportive role in guiding us through the rigorous City process. His efforts helped to make this project possible, along with the new jobs it brings to Southeast Chicago.

We are ready to start building our future here.

We look forward to working with you.