|A Greek freighter picks up a load of wheat at the Koppel Grain Terminal on Pier F soon after its opening in 1961.|
For 50 years, one of the more distinctive buildings dotting the Port of Long Beach's skyline has been a set of silos on Pier F.
|A worker takes a sample of grain from a conveyor belt inside the silos.|
In 1979, the grain terminal was taken over by Agrex, Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, and in 1987 the grain facility was converted to handle petroleum coke for Koch Carbon, and it is still in operation today.
Click here to see a photo gallery of the terminal then and now.
|The terminal today is a facility for petroleum coke.|