Pompeian appealed to the burgeoning European community in the United States and also to the many Americans who were just discovering olive oil’s good taste and culinary versatility.
Because of its early success in the United States, in 1906 a young entrepreneur named Nathan Musher purchased the Pompeian Olive Oil Company of Lucca, Italy and continued to produce olive oil in Italy and import it to the United States.
He also became famous for importing bulk olive oil and built warehouses in Genoa, Tortosa, Malaga and Baltimore. The warehouses were equipped with steel tanks, glass-enameled for the perfect keeping of olive oil. The warehouse at Baltimore had a capacity of a million and a half gallons of olive oil. At the time, this warehouse was one of the largest and finest in the world.