|The Procter & Gamble plant on what's now Pier C.|
A mainstay of manufacturing at the Port of Long Beach for over 55 years was the Procter & Gamble plant, which opened in 1931 on the Seventh Street Peninsula. A couple of years earlier, the same piece of land was the site of the Pacific Southwest Exposition.
|A mound of copra is stored at the P&G facility.|
In 1987, Procter & Gamble decided to close the plant as a cost-saving measure, but the area is still a source of jobs: the Port purchased the land and turned it into a container terminal. Now Matson/SSA operates on what is now called Pier C.
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Click here for a photo gallery with more images from the Procter and Gamble plant.
Read a 1987 Los Angeles Times article about the plant's closure.
|Rose Hart inspects bottles of Crisco oil at the plant, probably in 1981.|