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Life At DAP

DAP is building a culture of innovation that sticks. In fact, innovation is always on our minds, it’s the fiber of our being and it’s found in every aspect of our business. We take great pride in developing innovative products that are based on consumer driven insights and that truly answer the needs and frustrations of end users. DAP is home to a wide variety of associates that lead sales teams, research and develop new products, create marketing strategies, offer exceptional service to our customers, manage finances and human resources, and oversee operational, IT, and legal functions.

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Key Benefits

At DAP, we want our associates to live happy, healthy lives. We believe our benefits should answer your needs and wishes for the way you want to lead your life at work and outside of it.

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    Pension Plan

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    Competitive Health Insurance

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    Tuition Reimbursement

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    Community Involvement

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    Community Support

    Since moving to Baltimore in 1998, DAP has built a strong foundation in the community in which we work and where our families live and play. Helping others succeed by using our time in service is at the core of who we are. We are proud of our culture of giving back and making a positive impact in the community.

    Associates here are provided the opportunity to participate in charitable events throughout the year including:

    • Believe in Tomorrow’s Port to Fort 6k
    • Habitat for Humanity's Home is the Key Build
    • Catholic Charities’ Dragon Boat Race
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    Employee Experience

    DAP is home to a wide variety of associates that lead sales teams, research and develop new products, create marketing strategies, offer exceptional service to our customers, manage finances and human resources, and oversee operational, IT, and legal functions.

     

    Hear directly from our associates about what makes DAP a place to call home. 

     

    Life at DAP

    Halloween Costume Contest at the Fenton, MO office

    Baltimore, MD Office

    The Customer Service team on the job at the Baltimore, MD Office

    On The Job at the Baltimore, MD Office

    On The Job at The Home Depot

    Team Members at the National Sales Meeting

    Baltimore, MD Office

    On The Job in the Lab

    Meetup in the Kitchen at the Baltimore, MD Office

    On the Job in the R&D lab at the Baltimore, MD Office

    March Madness Basketball Tournament

    On the job at our Dallas, Texas Plant

    Testimonials

    The folks around you create an environment that allows for you to learn… to take risks… to have fun.

    - Rishi Jain, Regional Sales Manager, Industrial

    It’s a family atmosphere. We treat everybody good… everybody equal.

    - Amiel Rascoe, Line Operator

    A big part of DAP’s culture is our support for the local community. I’ve participated in Habitat for Humanity build days. It helps our local community but it also helps us feel a sense of camaraderie with each other.

    - Kristin Gregg, R&D Group Leader, Latex & Premium Sealants

    DAP has been very supportive of my training and my ongoing development as a professional.

    - Jay Misas, Senior Product Manager

    The History Behind Our Headquarters

    1895
    1895

    Back in 1895, our property was purchased by the Norton Tin Can and Plate Company. By the turn of the century, Norton manufactured more cans than any other factory in America.

    1901
    1901

    In 1901, the American Can Company was formed, and started constructing many of the buildings you see on the property today.

    1913
    1913-1924

    Big structures like the Boiler House, the Factory Building and Annex (1913), and the Signature Building (1924) slowly filled up the big triangular lot. Business was booming, with cans being supplied for industry all around the country. The trend continued through the 1960’s, when more than 800 Baltimore residents were employed here.

    1980
    1980

    In the 1980’s, Norton merged with the American Can Company based in New York and Connecticut. They shut down the Baltimore factory, and the property lay vacant for several years.

    1987
    1987

    In 1987, Baltimore started a campaign to revive the Can Company with $8.5 million in commercial and residential improvements. The project sputtered, financing flopped, and development ceased. It looked like the Can Company might never be useful again.

    1994
    1994

    But in 1994, things started to change. Safeway bought a big portion of the property, and their operation brought hundreds of new people onto the old factory property every day.

    1997
    1997

    The Can Company LLC bought the rest of the property in 1997, including the most historically significant buildings on the site. DAP Products Inc. became an important early tenant, and suddenly big changes could be made to the Can Company’s deteriorating buildings. There was a lot of work to be done. Walls were decaying, ceilings were falling in, and the site was filled with graffiti and broken glass.

    Today
    Today

    Today, the Can Company is the perfect blend of economic development and historical preservation. It’s a peek back in time at Baltimore’s industrial past, and a sign of great things to come for other old, broken down spaces. The Can Company team is excited to be part of Baltimore’s history as well as its future. Explore their unique community here.

    © American Can Co Property Owner, LLC