The Boston Globe is reporting that Procter & Gamble is moving the Gillette manufacturing operations out of South Boston.  For over 100 years,  the company has been making razor blades along Fort Point Channel.  This means it frees up 31 acres for redevelopment.

According to the article, much of the manufacturing work will be moved to a 150-acre P&G campus in Andover. About 750 corporate, engineering, and research and development employees will remain in South Boston. According to the Globe, P+G has not yet decided whether it will keep its South Boston operations on part of the current campus or if it will sell the entire site and move into leased office and lab space nearby.

This should probably not come as a complete surprise, considering that P&G has sold off several acres in the last few years. Just like much of the neighborhood, it’s being redeveloped at a rapid pace. You can read the full details of the closure here. 

You can read our History Lesson on King Camp Gillette – the founder of Gillette – here. 


  1. Mac October 24, 2023 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Hi Maureen, first, please say hi to Mom and Dad. I live in Fl. so I don’t to see much of anybody any more. I get the Southie news on line, not sure if that”s your paper. Keep up the good work!

    John “Mac” McDermott L Street Running Club

  2. Rita S October 25, 2023 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Gillette was such an icon company with great benefits. I’m sure they will be missed in the community. Lots of families were employed there at one time or another. I hope Jim Kilts is enjoying his huge payoff for selling Gillette.

  3. Justyn Tyme October 25, 2023 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    My mother got her 1st job there after graduating from St Augustine High School 1942-43. She really enjoyed it and expanded her circle of friends.

  4. Richard R Coppola October 26, 2023 at 8:26 am - Reply

    A Once Great Company ! A Once Great Family ! Now Greatness Has Been Sold Out !

  5. Paul McKenna October 28, 2023 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    They had their annual outing at Canobie Lake Park. Always a blast

  6. George Dresser December 14, 2023 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    They should be ashamed of themselves for selling the company in the first place

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