Quotes about the Lima P&G plant over the years


David L. Guffey, left, plant manager of Procter & Gamble’s Lima plant, talks with John Hoerner, public relations director, in 1971.

David L. Guffey, left, plant manager of Procter & Gamble’s Lima plant, talks with John Hoerner, public relations director, in 1971.


Procter & Gamble Lima Plant Manager Todd Hoffman welcomes visitors in 2007 before a tour and dedication of the Lima distribution center.

Procter & Gamble Lima Plant Manager Todd Hoffman welcomes visitors in 2007 before a tour and dedication of the Lima distribution center.


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“If you don’t wash your clothes properly, they will be stained, dingy, smelly, dirty and people will judge you. … We take this very seriously, and so do our consumers.”

— Mary Johnson, a P&G senior chemistry scientist, May 2018.

“I make soap.”

— P&G plant manager Todd Hoffman in 2008, when asked what he does for a living.

“The power of P&G’s purpose is the one factor above all others that has contributed to the company’s long heritage of growth. We care about reaching people in ways that make their everyday life a little better. We care for babies and pets. We make everyday chores like laundry easier to do. We help literally billions of people around the world look and feel better every day.”

— P&G spokesman Scott McKenzie, February, 2014

“When you look at what our people know, it differs from what they knew four or five years ago.”

— Andy Carey, P&G plant manager, on the importance of continued work force education. June, 1999.

“It’s very special for me to be able to be among those who raised this plant up from a cornfield. Any store shelf you go to and pick up Tide or Downy, it comes out of this plant.”

– Dave Harsh, chairman of the 30th anniversary celebration and one of its first employees. May, 1998

“This (Lima) is the best plant in the entire system. We turn out a tremendous product volume, and we have flexible people interested in moving our business ahead.”

– Jack Haverstick, Lima plant manager, September 1985

“There is no such thing as a marketing skill by itself. For a company to be good at marketing, it must be good at everything else, from research and development to manufacturing, from quality controls to financial controls.”

– Howard Morgan, chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble, December 1970

“We have been overwhelmed with the number and quality of applicants who have applied. … Our company believes its key responsibility to employees is to respect and treat them as individuals.”

– David L. Guffey, plant manager of the new Procter & Gamble plant in Lima, April 1968

David L. Guffey, left, plant manager of Procter & Gamble’s Lima plant, talks with John Hoerner, public relations director, in 1971.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_1971-PGPlantManager.jpgDavid L. Guffey, left, plant manager of Procter & Gamble’s Lima plant, talks with John Hoerner, public relations director, in 1971.
Procter & Gamble Lima Plant Manager Todd Hoffman welcomes visitors in 2007 before a tour and dedication of the Lima distribution center.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_pg_dedication_03kc.jpgProcter & Gamble Lima Plant Manager Todd Hoffman welcomes visitors in 2007 before a tour and dedication of the Lima distribution center.

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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