Sometimes the most epic assembly plants have deep historic roots. But few have roots as deep as the P&G Ivorydale plant, established just outside Cincinnati, Ohio in 1885.
Incorporating the latest technological advances with a pleasant work environment, the Ivorydale plant was considered a very progressive factory for its time. It was even among the first companies to institute a profit-sharing agreement with employees due to a wave of labor unrest in 1887. This made the P&G workforce one of the most motivated in the country.
The Ivorydale factory complex sprawled across 243 acres, which housed 120 buildings. In 1890, P&G established one of the earliest research labs to look into ways to improve how Ivory soap was made. In 1911, a 43-acre food plant was added to begin production for Crisco shortening. Ivorydale is also the site of a monument erected to William Cooper Procter in 1934, the last member of the founding families to run the company.
Throughout the company’s growth, workers at Ivorydale remained loyal to P&G. Check out these historic photos from the 1937 Ivorydale flood, when P&G employees worked hard to assemble and fulfill orders despite terrible weather conditions:
At Ohio Valley Goodwill, we also work hard to fulfill your orders – rain or shine. It’s our social mission to put great people to work, and our motivated workforce is standing by to help with whatever your fulfillment project requires. When you’re ready to discuss your epic assembly project, come speak with us!