Timeline of Lima’s Procter & Gamble facility


Aug. 26, 1967: Ground broken at a former farm site for construction of the Lima Procter & Gamble plant.

Aug. 26, 1967: Ground broken at a former farm site for construction of the Lima Procter & Gamble plant.


March 24, 1969: The first addition to the Lima plant, the Biz Tower to produce Biz powdered detergent, opens. Lima Plant Manager D.L. Guffey, left, and Business Operations Manager Ken Wessel examine cases of finished Biz product coming off one of the packing lines at the Procter & Gamble plant in Bath Township.

March 24, 1969: The first addition to the Lima plant, the Biz Tower to produce Biz powdered detergent, opens. Lima Plant Manager D.L. Guffey, left, and Business Operations Manager Ken Wessel examine cases of finished Biz product coming off one of the packing lines at the Procter & Gamble plant in Bath Township.


1970s: ERA liquid production begins in Lima. In 1971, Dottie Curry checks to see that each bottle of Downy fabric softener weighs exactly what it should 64 ounces in this case.


Aug. 14, 1968: Downy module starts up and begins production in Lima.


2012: Soluble Unit Dose (PODS) module starts up in Lima.


Today: The P&G Lima plant continues to serve and impact the lives of millions of consumers around the world.


June 6, 2007: Lima plant distribution center opens. Procter & Gamble Chief Operating Officer Bob McDonald watches a demonstration of the workings of the automated warehousing system during a tour and dedication.


Lima News file photo The Procter & Gamble plant was in production just a few months before this picture was taken in February 1969.


2018: Perfumes begins production at the Procter & Gamble plant in Lima.


1984: Tide Liquid production begins in Lima.


P&G 50 YEARS IN LIMA

See more coverage of Procter & Gamble’s 50th anniversary in Lima at LimaOhio.com/tag/pg50.

Aug. 26, 1967: Ground broken at a former farm site for construction of the Lima Procter & Gamble plant.

March 24, 1969: The first addition to the Lima plant, the Biz Tower to produce Biz powdered detergent, opens. Lima Plant Manager D.L. Guffey, left, and Business Operations Manager Ken Wessel examine cases of finished Biz product coming off one of the packing lines at the Procter & Gamble plant in Bath Township.

1970s: ERA liquid production begins in Lima. In 1971, Dottie Curry checks to see that each bottle of Downy fabric softener weighs exactly what it should 64 ounces in this case.

Aug. 14, 1968: Downy module starts up and begins production in Lima.

2012: Soluble Unit Dose (PODS) module starts up in Lima.

Today: The P&G Lima plant continues to serve and impact the lives of millions of consumers around the world.

June 6, 2007: Lima plant distribution center opens. Procter & Gamble Chief Operating Officer Bob McDonald watches a demonstration of the workings of the automated warehousing system during a tour and dedication.

2018: Perfumes begins production at the Procter & Gamble plant in Lima.

1984: Tide Liquid production begins in Lima.

Aug. 26, 1967: Ground broken at a former farm site for construction of the Lima Procter & Gamble plant.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_1967-PGLimaFarm.jpgAug. 26, 1967: Ground broken at a former farm site for construction of the Lima Procter & Gamble plant.
March 24, 1969: The first addition to the Lima plant, the Biz Tower to produce Biz powdered detergent, opens. Lima Plant Manager D.L. Guffey, left, and Business Operations Manager Ken Wessel examine cases of finished Biz product coming off one of the packing lines at the Procter & Gamble plant in Bath Township.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_1969-Moonbeams.jpgMarch 24, 1969: The first addition to the Lima plant, the Biz Tower to produce Biz powdered detergent, opens. Lima Plant Manager D.L. Guffey, left, and Business Operations Manager Ken Wessel examine cases of finished Biz product coming off one of the packing lines at the Procter & Gamble plant in Bath Township.
1970s: ERA liquid production begins in Lima. In 1971, Dottie Curry checks to see that each bottle of Downy fabric softener weighs exactly what it should 64 ounces in this case.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_1971-PGWeighing.jpg1970s: ERA liquid production begins in Lima. In 1971, Dottie Curry checks to see that each bottle of Downy fabric softener weighs exactly what it should 64 ounces in this case.
Aug. 14, 1968: Downy module starts up and begins production in Lima.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_Downy-line-archive.jpgAug. 14, 1968: Downy module starts up and begins production in Lima.
2012: Soluble Unit Dose (PODS) module starts up in Lima.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_PG_02co.jpg2012: Soluble Unit Dose (PODS) module starts up in Lima.
Today: The P&G Lima plant continues to serve and impact the lives of millions of consumers around the world.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_PG_13co.jpgToday: The P&G Lima plant continues to serve and impact the lives of millions of consumers around the world.
June 6, 2007: Lima plant distribution center opens. Procter & Gamble Chief Operating Officer Bob McDonald watches a demonstration of the workings of the automated warehousing system during a tour and dedication.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_pg_dedication_02kc.jpgJune 6, 2007: Lima plant distribution center opens. Procter & Gamble Chief Operating Officer Bob McDonald watches a demonstration of the workings of the automated warehousing system during a tour and dedication.
Lima News file photo The Procter & Gamble plant was in production just a few months before this picture was taken in February 1969.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_1969-PGPlant.jpgLima News file photo The Procter & Gamble plant was in production just a few months before this picture was taken in February 1969.
2018: Perfumes begins production at the Procter & Gamble plant in Lima.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_PG_32co.jpg2018: Perfumes begins production at the Procter & Gamble plant in Lima.
1984: Tide Liquid production begins in Lima.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_PG_29co.jpg1984: Tide Liquid production begins in Lima.

P&G 50 YEARS IN LIMA

See more coverage of Procter & Gamble’s 50th anniversary in Lima at LimaOhio.com/tag/pg50.

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