When you enter the forum, click on the Ad--MENARDS, and you will bring up there site. You will see a new building offered (which I have already bought) SKU 279-5518 called the TIDE SOAP COMPANY. If you know anything about TIDE SOAP, it is the flagship product that Procter and Gamble of Cincinnati, Ohio brought out many years ago. It is the best selling laundry soap on the market today! Why am I interested in Tide Soap? I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. I lived in an area of Cincy close to the Procter and Gamble Company and went past that huge manufacturing complex. The company was located in an area called Ivorydale. They made TIDE SOAP and many other P&G Products such as Crest Toothpaste, Secret Deodorant, etc. When I attended the University of Cincinnati, our class visited P&G in the Vine Street Plant and watched them pack, in 1 hours time, a family of 4, enough Crest Toothpaste (medium size) to last them 60 years.
The soap plant on Spring Grove Ave was huge and also made Ivory Soap, Tide and others. Today, the plants name is called "The St. Bernard Soap Factory". I am not sure what "soap" is made at this plant but it is still active. The name of Procter and Gamble has disappeared off of the building. In another part of this plant, Smuckers Jellies is operating making there famous jellies.
The plant on Vine Street was the toiletry division and made Crest, Secret Deodorant, etc. Today. the toiletry division is gone and there sits a huge empty building and a very large conveyor that use to move there products to a rail yard across the street. Most Procter and Gamble Products are made in other areas of the USA.
In downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, we have this huge double building known as the Procter & Gamble Building. There is another P&G Building located in Mason, Ohio (North of Cincinnati, Ohio) that does research on new products.
So, MENARDS has brought out this Soap Factory and of course I bought it. It is certainly not the size of the real P&G Ivorydale Plant but it sure brings back memories to me.
Right now, Menards is offering a 11% rebate on this building.
MENARDS Tide Soap Company SKU 279-5518. Right now, the Price is $99.99 - $11 rebate which equals a discount price of $88.99. The soap company is a few stories tall, with large tanks that read Tide Soap on them, a couple of workers, and 2 Animated LED Tide Signs. I do not think Erics Trains (on YouTube) has gotten his Tide Soap Factory -- yet. If you follow Eric Siegel on You Tube, he has reviewed quite a few of Menards Products.
Sincerely yours, railbear601