Port Ivory

Ivory Soap

Staten Island, NY

This building was unusually clean when Longleaf Lumber first visited with an environmental consultant. Once the Staten Island manufacturing home of Proctor & Gamble’s Ivory Soap division, the entire structure effervesced hygiene.

Port Ivory Steel FramePort Ivory was built in the 1930s, not far from the Goethal’s Bridge to New Jersey.  Proctor & Gamble has moved their operation to Mexico, and the old industrial site – which is huge – has been purchased by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for use as expansion of their container port.

The building was framed with steel, with Heart Pine beams installed between the steel to carry the floor loads.  Most of the timbers are 12″ x 15″, so we’ve yielded very wide boards (up to 14″) with tremendous character.

Port Ivory Sample PanelAll of the material from this particular job has been sold.


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